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Happy 2019, everyone!

Please review the travel reminders before you leave home for your return trip to campus.  Once back on campus, please print your new I-94 arrival form, save one copy, and deliver one to OIS. 

Save the date of Tuesday, January 29 and plan to attend our spring reception and "Town Meeting".  Details appear below.

January 29, 2019 - Welcome Back Reception and "Town Meeting" for International Students - 4:00 reception in Hogan 320, 4:30 "Town Meeting" to discuss your responses to the December 2018 survey of international students.  Join Vice President & Dean Michele Murray, Dean Amit Taneja, and Director of OIS Tina Chen to discuss some next steps the College can take to make Holy Cross a more welcoming and inclusive community.  Don't miss this important event!

November 29, 2018 - Students are generally expected to leave campus on Saturday, December 15.  If you need to stay an extra night, contact your Area Coordinator or Community Development Coordinator right away and remind them you are an international student.

  1. Check your I-20 now.  You might need a new I-20 from OIS.  
    • The major(s) listed on page 1 must be correct.  
    • The travel signature on page 2 must be current (i.e., not older than Feb. 1, 2018). 
    • New I-20s and travel signatures will NOT be available after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14, so please plan accordingly.
  2. You must be back on campus for the start of classes, TUESDAY, January 22. You may move in as early as Sunday, January 20.  If you need to arrive earlier, you must contact Ryan Grant in advance or you may be locked out of your residence hall.  (Very early arrivals may be charged $55/day.)  
  3. Check the Dining Services web page for their hours between Dec. 15 and Jan. 21:
  4. Maintain your Internet access to Holy Cross email and websites, by downloading paloVPN.

     5. Please review these general reminders for your return trip. 

November 13, 2018 - "Welcome to My World" - International Students Share Their Stories, Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 p.m., Loyola Ballroom.  

Thursday, September 20, 2018  - Join us at the Welcome (back) Reception, 4:00 - 5:30 pm., Carey Lounge, Smith Hall 2

September 17, 2018 - Announcing the Fall 2018 OIS Student Advisory Board! Watch your email for invitations and news!