UMD: A Globally Connected University



Vaccine Requirement Process for Newly Arriving Students and Scholars

Information on steps to comply with the university's vaccine requirements can be found on the UHC Vaccine informat

Covid-19 Vaccination Update

The University will resume in-person instruction for the fall 2021 semester.  Read the University's vaccination update for students abroad.

Student FAQ During COVID-19

Information about immigration regulations for F-1/J-1 international students that can be useful during the COVID-19 situation.

Scam Alert from IRS

Please be aware of an “IRS-impersonation” scam that is targeting individuals associated with educational institutions, specifically students and staff who have an “.edu” em

Update on Delayed Receipt Notices for OPT

2/26/2021-USCIS emailed an announcement to stakeholders setting forth the steps it will take to remedy the ill effects of the recent delays in processing at USCIS lockboxes

Scammers Using SEVP Phone Numbers to Target International Students

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has been made aware of a spoofing scam involving individuals using the SEVP Response Center (SRC) phone numbers. 

USICS Now accepts online applications for OPT

On April 12, 2021, USCIS announced that F-1 students seeking optional practical training (OPT) can now file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, online.

Response to the Attack on the U.S. Capitol

The system of Maryland and President Pines responds to the attack on the Capitol.

Statement from ISSS on the U.S. Government's D/S Proposal

The Office of International Students and Scholar Services is carefully monitoring the proposed changes in

Pre-Arrival FAQ for Newly Admitted Students During COVID-19

Information for newly admitted F1/J1 international students that can be useful during the COVID-19 situation.