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COVID-19 Information

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The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) is aware that our international students, scholars, faculty and staff are in unique situations due to COVID-19. We know you have been impacted by travel concerns, public health fears, academic challenges and worries about your family and relatives. OISS wants to reaffirm our support for you. We are here for you. We want to provide you the most up to date information.

Please read through the information provided in the following pages. If you have additional questions or need clarification, contact OISS. Remember, OISS advisors are here to help you. 

You now have two online options for meeting with an OISS advisor:

  1. Appointments
    Appointments will be 20-minute Zoom video conference sessions, scheduled with an advisor 
  2. Live Chat Advising
    15-minute text conversation sessions, live with an advisor from 1-3pm, Monday-Friday 

Access the Appointments and Live Chat Advising system now


Special Messages from Director GraphicSpecial Messages from the Director of OISS

Read past special messages from Krista McCallum Beatty, Director of OISS.

Travel Letter GraphicTravel Letter for F-1 Students

OISS has issued a letter about the university’s plans for fall semester. Students applying for a visa or traveling are advised to print a copy and carry it with them in case they are asked about MSU’s plans.

Immigration GraphicImmigration FAQs for F1, J1, and H1B Visa Holders

Find answers to commonly asked immigration questions related to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Financial Assistance GraphicFinancial Assistance

Find resources for financial assistance from OISS and across campus. 

General FAQ GraphicGeneral FAQ 

Find answers to commonly asked questions for international students, scholars, faculty and staff in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Local Resources GraphicLocal Resources 

Find resources in the greater East Lansing community for assistance with transportation, food, support for children in K-12 schools and more. 

Campus Partners GraphicCampus Partners 

Connect with other MSU offices providing specific support for international students, scholars, faculty and staff in this time. 

Staying Safe & Healthy GraphicStaying Safe & Healthy

We have compiled resources and reminders to take care of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally.