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

Summer Walk-Ins and Office Changes

ISSS will be closed to the public on Fridays during June and July. There will be no walk-ins, and documents cannot be picked up on these days. Students and scholars wishing to meet with an adviser without an appointment should visit the office between 1:30 and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

NOTE: ISSS will be open regular hours during the summer except for the following closures. Please revisit this page for updates.

Additional Office Closures

Please note the following additional changes to ISSS's schedule:

  • June 21: Walk-ins will end at 3:00 and the office will close at 3:30 for an office celebration
  • July 4: ISSS and all UMN offices closed
  • July 31: Office closed for a staff retreat
  • September 3: ISSS and all UMN offices closed

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.

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 by calling 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