COVID-19 Update: International Student and Scholar Advising

The International Center will remain open during normal business hours to assist international students and scholars.

However, in response the COVID-19 virus and the measures the University of Michigan has implemented on campus to encourage “social distancing”, all international student and scholar advising will be done via email and phone appointments through April 6, 2020, in order to limit the possible transmission of the virus. There will be no in-person appointments or walk-in advising hours.

International students and scholars are encouraged to submit all requests via email, and to set up shipping for the issuance of new immigration documents. A drop box will be available outside the International Center within the next few days for students who wish to drop off requests on campus.

Phone appointments for advising will be available for students and scholars who need them. Students and scholars may call the International Center to set up a phone appointment with an advisor. Students and scholars who wish to depart the U.S. and need travel signatures may submit a reprint request online and have the new form shipped to them instead of submitting the travel signature requests in person.

Health insurance advising will also be done via email and phone. U-M Health Insurance Office Hours explains how to reach the Health Insurance Advisor while walk-in advising is suspended.

We will continue to monitor the situation, and will post additional information if the situation changes. In the meantime, please continue to stay informed and up to date as the situation changes globally. Please stay safe and well, and seek medical attention if you do not feel well. Remember that University Health Service will remain open if you need medical care on campus.


Last updated: Wednesday, 3/18/2020 at 5:10PM.