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Office Hours and Walk–In Advising for F and J Visa Holders

Travel Signature Sessions

ISSS will be holding Travel Signature Sessions on the following days. Advising on the dates listed above will be for travel signatures only. Students wanting to see an adviser for other reasons will be asked to return during walk-in hours on a different day.

  • Wednesday, December 6, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 14, 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Changes to ISSS's Schedule

  • On December 19, walk-ins will end at 3:00 p.m. and the ISSS office will close at 3:30. Please adjust your schedule accordingly.
  • ISSS (and all UMN offices) will be closed on December 25-26, January 1, and January 15.

F-1 and J-1 Walk-Ins Schedule

* Monday

1:30-4:00 p.m.


1:30-4:00 p.m.


1:30-4:00 p.m.

* Thursday

1:30-4:00 p.m.


1:30-4:00 p.m.

Walk–ins are 15–minute, unscheduled drop-in meetings with advisors taken on a first-come, first-served basis for F and J visa holders. An appointment is not needed for walk-in advising. You can sign up at the Welcome Center in 190 Humphrey School.

We may close walk-ins early if we have more people than can be seen during the allotted time.

* Sponsored Student Walk-Ins are on Monday and Thursday:
1:30-4:00 p.m.

Major Exploration Walk-ins


1:30-4:00 p.m.

Undergraduate students wishing to discuss their major can meet with an Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE) adviser during Walk-Ins on Fridays.

Major Exploration Walk-ins are for undergraduate students who are:

  • Trying to select a major.
  • Not happy with their current major.
  • Needing a back-up plan because they are considering a competitive major.

Office Hours










ISSS is open during the hours listed. However, if you wish to meet with an advisor, you should come in during the F and J visa walk-in hours or schedule an appointment at the Welcome Center.

Please note that ISSS is closed for lunch from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. every day.


To schedule an appointment with an F/J/H visa advisor or counselor, or to request a disability-related accommodation, please contact our Welcome Center in 190 Humphrey School (612-626-7100, Regular appointments generally last up to 30 minutes, but if you feel you need more time, ask for a longer appointment. Please allow two weeks advance notice if you are requesting additional accommodations. ISSS does not schedule same-day appointments.


The International Student and Scholar Services office is in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on the West Bank of the Twin Cities campus.  The Welcome Center is in 190 Humphrey, located on the first floor of the hallway connecting the Humphrey School to Heller Hall. Maps and additional information are available here.

Contact Us

International Student and Scholar Services
190 Hubert H. Humphrey School
301 19th Ave. South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Telephone: (612) 626-7100
Fax: (612) 626-7361