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)
via zoom

All Other New WashU Scholars

Please check-in at one of our offices:

Danforth Campus
Schedule Appointment

Medical Campus
Schedule Appointment

New Scholar Documents Needed for Check-In

Important News & Announcements

OISS Winter Break Schedule

The Office for International Students and Scholars will have modified office hours during the winter break. OISS is closed for the holidays on December 22, 25, 29 and January 1. The Danforth and Medical Campus Offices will not accept in-person appointments or walk-ins. All Scholar Advisors will work remotely between December 26-28, 2023 and January […]

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.