ISSO Home Page


Welcome New Students!                                         

Please sign up for an immigration check-in session here


Important Immigration Updates Resource Page

(last updated July 27, 2017)


H-1B Premium Processing:  As of July 24, 2017, USCIS has resumed premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions..  This resumption of premium processing includes institutions of higher education.  The full text of this announcement is at:


Information about scams targeted towards international students and scholars

ISSO provides immigration assistance to international students and scholars in the university community. We are here to:

  • help international students and scholars maintain their immigration status and comply with U.S. employment regulations;
  • assist university departments and colleges in their efforts to hire and retain international researchers and faculty; and
  • serve as a liaison with USCIS in matters related to international visitors studying and working at the university

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services    

Change of Address

U.S. law requires all non-U.S. citizens* to report their change of address within 10 days of moving.

*except A or G visa holders

Office Staff
Karen Cagley Director
Stephen Mattos Associate Director
Alexandra Jones ISS Specialist
Natalia Meyer ISS Specialist
Stephanie Wright Program Assistant
Alan Wilkins Staff Assistant
Yves Bemba Graduate Assistant

International Students and Scholars, contact our office when you are:

  • Arriving at the university for the first time (Important Arrival Information!)
  • Planning to travel outside of the U.S. (Important Arrival Information!)
  • Planning to take less than a full-time course load
    (<12 credit hours for undergrad, <9 credit hours for graduate)
  • Transferring to another school
  • Moving from one degree program to another
  • Applying for employment
  • Nearing the end of your stay in the U.S.
  • Approaching the expiration date on any of your immigration documents
ISS Specialists' Consulting Hours

no appointment necessary

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Business hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.