ISSS News

July 09, 2020 - 12:18 am

The Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) announced modifications to temporary exemptions for F1 students taking online courses while remaining in the U.S. due to COVID-19 for fall quarter 2020. 

WWU has adopted a hybrid model for fall quarter, which allows students to continue studying in the U.S.  ISSS staff have sent emails to all F1 visa students with updates on how to stay in status.  You may review International Student FAQs here.  Please email ISSS with any additional concerns or questions.  

WWU administration, faculty and staff are here to support you.  We are working to help students meet requirements to stay in status, while staying safe and protecting their ability to continue their studies.  Please see the message of support from the Provost's Office.  

March 19, 2020 - 3:44 pm

Please note staffing changes in our office due to COVID-19 restrictions and WWU policy.  Your health and safety are very important to us. 

We will be available to students via email during normal business days/hours, and working remotely.

International Student Advisor:  Valerie.Kimble@wwu.edu
ISSS Director:  Richard.Bruce@wwu.edu

We can also arrange phone or Zoom appointments.  Please email your available days/times to make an appointment.  

We will continue to provide prompt service to students via email (or arrange web conferencing).

Visit the After Hours Care page for after hours or weekend medical concerns. 

March 04, 2020 - 10:31 pm

Current international & exchange students, please join this Facebook group for updates, resources, sharing and support:
WWU International & Exchange Students 2020


Summer Quarter Support Guide: 
A complete guide for Students to navigate Summer Quarter 2020.


Immigration
Contact ISSS if you have questions about your immigration status.   We have sent out emails about how to meet requirements of the current SEVP guidelines for fall quarter.

Student Health Center

  • 2001 Bill McDonald Parkway
  • Get Advice 24/7:  WWU Consulting Nurse Line: (800) 607-5501
  • Call the Health Center to make an appointment: 360-650-3400 (option 1).  

Technology Checklist for participating in online classes

Student resources

 

March 03, 2020 - 2:35 pm

Please monitor updates and see Frequently Asked Questions on WWU's Coronavirus Information page.

Stay healthy As cases of coronavirus increase in the U.S., please review symptoms, prevention and what do to if you are sick. 

Research before you travel.    If you need to travel, check CDC travel notices carefully.  

If you change your plans for fall quarter, please notify ISSS and complete an updated Fall Quarter Plans Form