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Daylight Savings Time Ends 11/01/2020

October 30, 2020

Daylight Savings Time (DST) will end at 2 AM (Eastern Time) on Sunday, November 1st. What does this mean? Colloquially called “fall back” or “falling back”, clocks are reset backwards by one hour to make use of natural light in … Continued

Frequently Asked Questions for International Students

June 11, 2020

This page was originally posted on March 27, 2020. Last updated on June 11, 2020.  Per the message sent out on March 17, 2020, the University began reducing operations on campus. As of June 11, 2020, the University continues to operate under … Continued

USCIS Suspends Premium Processing

March 24, 2020

On Friday, March 20, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, effective March 20, 2020, USCIS will be temporarily suspending premium processing services and will no longer be accepting new premium processing requests due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Consular and Visa Services

March 19, 2020

On March 18, 2020, travel.state.gov (U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Visa Office) posted the following news alert: “In response to worldwide challenges related to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Department of State is suspending routine visa services … Continued

ISSS Update

March 13, 2020

University leaders extended Spring Break through Sunday March 22, 2020 and remote instruction of classes will begin the week of March 23, 2020.  The University, including ISSS, will remain open and operational during this time. Starting on Monday, March 16th, … Continued

Updated U.S. travel restrictions

March 12, 2020

The U.S. announced yesterday that it is suspending entry to the U.S. for 30 days for individuals that “any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival” have been in the European countries that comprise the Schengen Area.  … Continued

Tax Session on March 16th CANCELED

March 11, 2020

Dear International Students & Scholars, Per the guidance from the University sent to the campus community on Wednesday, March 11th, all campus events for more than 50 attendees have been canceled as of that date. For this reason the upcoming … Continued

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

March 6, 2020

In an effort to protect members of the Carolina community and mitigate the potential effects of COVID-19 on our campus, the University has implemented new domestic and international travel restrictions. The University has established a hotline for those who have … Continued