As WSU international students, we know that the COVID-19 outbreak is very challenging. Wayne State is working hard to address your concerns and support you during these difficult times. This includes making sure you earn the credits that you registered for this term and that you can complete your degree requirements on time.
By now, you have received the email from Provost Whitfield about the suspension of face-to-face classes and the move to online instruction. Additional information for international students is listed below.
NO IMPACT OF ONLINE COURSES ON VISA STATUS
You must remain enrolled full-time and continue making progress toward your degree. Your visa status will remain open. This temporary accommodation is in place until this health crisis ends and in-person classes resume.
OISS IS OPEN AND OPERATING
OISS Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
Walk-in Advising Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – Noon and 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Fridays, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.
These hours will continue for the entire Winter 2020 term.
We are also activating virtual advising. Students who do not wish to visit the office in person can call 313-577-3422 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a virtual/remote meeting.
CANCELLING OISS EVENTS
For international students who are outside the country, please contact us to discuss your plans and support/assistance you may need to return to the U.S. and/or complete your semester remotely.
OPT FOR F-1 STUDENTS
Please know that Wayne State University is committed to supporting our international student and scholar community during this health emergency. While we may not have all the answers immediately, we assure you that we are and will always be ready and available to support you, address your concerns, and ensure that you have the opportunity to complete your Wayne State degrees.