UMD: A Globally Connected University


Message from ISSS regarding the potential impacts of a Federal Government Shutdown

It is possible that a partial shutdown of the Federal Government could occur on Friday, January 19th if Congress is not able to pass a budget bill (or stop gap action).

Welcome New Students!

ISSS Orientation Week runs 1/18 - 1/23.

International Coffee Hour Resumes February 14th

 International Coffee Hour starts up back up February 14th @ 2:30 in H.J. Patterson Hall.  Come join us!

December: Executive Order and Travel Restrictions Information

The US Supreme Court has ruled that the US government may begin immediate implementation of President Trump's September 24 Proclamation. 

Travel Signature

If you will be traveling abroad over break please ensure you have a valid travel signature.

Proposed Tax Reform and Higher Education

UMD voices strong opposition to provisions of federal tax overhaul due to negative impacts on students and higher education.

Beware of Fraudulent Phone Calls

Update:  Some UMD students have reported receiving calls from “Emergency#911” and being told their immigration status is at risk.

Executive Actions and Staying True to Our Values

President Loh's message to the University of Maryland Community.

International Coffee Hour Ended for Fall 2016

International Coffee Hour has ended for the Fall 2016 semester but will return next semester. Keep a lookout for that announcement!

OPT Stem Update

ISSS recently updated our website regarding the new OPT STEM Extension.  As we learn more information from the US Government we will continue to update communications.