We are here to support the recruitment and retention of the most promising and accomplished scholars from around the world. The OISS enables international scholars to thrive professionally and socially by meeting their unique needs and engaging them in U.S. life and culture.
New J-1 Scholar Orientation
Please register for orientation within the first 10 days of arrival:
Wednesdays from 10:00 AM- 11:00AM (Central Time)
All Other New WashU Scholars
Please check-in at one of our offices:
New Scholar Documents Needed for Check-In
- U.S. Entry Visa
- Entry stamp
- Admission (I-94) Record, available at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website
- Status Document (i.e., H-1B Approval, DS-2019, etc.)
- Same documents for dependents
Important News & Announcements
What’s happening at OISS?
The Office for International Students and Scholars regularly holds workshops, informational sessions, and activities, which take place both on and off campus, designed to educate, assist, or just have fun! To view and register for upcoming activities and events, please visit the OISS Eventbrite page.
Did you check your I-94?
When you entered the U.S., an electronic I-94 record was created for you. Have you checked it to make sure it’s accurate? The I-94 is the primary determinant of how long you are allowed to remain legally in the U.S. All foreign nationals and their dependents should check their electronic I-94 information each time they […]
Immigration and Visa Updates
The OISS is tracking the developments related to the Travel Ban, DACA, and other immigration-related legislation and will post updates, as information becomes available. Visit our Immigration and Visa Updates page, for the latest updates.