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Location and Office Hours

Meet with an OISS Advisor

OISS is open Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

  • If you need EMERGENCY assistance outside these business hours, please call OISS at 517-353-1720 to be connected with the staff member on call. 
  • For non-emergency assistance, please email OISS at oiss(at)

OISS staff are working both onsite (in the office) and remotely. The OISS Lobby is open 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm for limited walk-in assistance.

  • The Lobby is open from 3:00-5:00pm by appointment only, and closed from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Most OISS services are available online. Find out more details, below.

Advising-Image.jpgFall 2021 Advising 

You have two online options for meeting with an OISS advisor. 

1. Appointments

                • Due to high demand, appointments will be changed to 20-minute Zoom video conference sessions, scheduled with an advisor.
                • Appointments are available at various times, Monday through Friday. You can find specific availability for a given day when using the online registration form (link below).
                • Meant for topics such as: OPT, CPT, change of status, health insurance

2. Live Chat Advising

                • 15-minute text conversation sessions, live with an advisor
                • Offered 1:00-3:00pm, Monday through Friday.
                • Meant for topics such as: travel questions, Reduced Course Load

Access Appointment and Live Chat Advising Options

OISS Business Cards.pngContact Us

Phone: 517-353-1720
Email: oiss(at)
Office Fax: 517-355-4657

General Office Hours

Monday through Friday 
8:00am - 5:00pm

OISS will be closed on official MSU holidays. Find holiday closure dates on the MSU Holiday Schedule.


OISS is located in the International Center on campus. 

Office for International Students and Scholars
Michigan State University
International Center
427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 105
East Lansing, MI 48824

Use the MSU Map to see where OISS is located.