OISS Events Calendar

2017 Activities and Events

The Office for International Students and Scholars regularly holds workshops, informational sessions and activities, both on and off campus, designed to educate, assist or just have fun!

Select a month to look for activities that may be of interest/use to you. Be sure to check back periodically for new offerings.

 

 

 

September

sept 8

OPT Workshop for PhD Students
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

sept 12

New International Student Make-Up Orientation
5:00-6:00 p.m.

This is a make-up orientation session for F-1 or J-1 international students who were unable to attend their regularly schedule immigration orientation. Topics covered include: immigration and legal issues, campus policies and health insurance. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

sept 13

OPT Workshop for Bachelors, Masters and Professional Students
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

How to Purchase a Used Car or Truck Workshop
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

sept 15

Welcoming Week Selfie Station
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tisch Commons
Stop by our selfie station in the DUC to take a selfie with one of our Welcoming Week signs. Post your selfie on social media with the hashtags #welcomingweek and #iwelcome to be part of this nation-wide celebration.

Off-Campus Safety and Security
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

sept 18

OPT Workshop for Bachelors, Masters and Professional Students
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

sept 21

Welcoming Week Selfie Station
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tisch Commons
Stop by our selfie station in the DUC to take a selfie with one of our Welcoming Week signs. Post your selfie on social media with the hashtags #welcomingweek and #iwelcome to be part of this nation-wide celebration.

New International Student Make-Up Orientation
4:00-5:00 p.m.

This is a make-up orientation session for F-1 or J-1 international students who were unable to attend their regularly schedule immigration orientation. Topics covered include: immigration and legal issues, campus policies and health insurance. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

sept 22

Welcoming Week Reception
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Goldberg Formal Lounge (DUC 2nd Floor)
Join us in demonstrating WashU’s commitment to creating inclusive, diverse, and welcoming atmospheres for everyone! Light refreshments will be served.

sept 25

Baseball 101
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

sept 27

OPT Workshop for Bachelors, Masters and Professional Students
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

sept 29

New International Student Make-Up Orientation
12:00-1:00 p.m.

This is a make-up orientation session for F-1 or J-1 international students who were unable to attend their regularly schedule immigration orientation. Topics covered include: immigration and legal issues, campus policies and health insurance. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

October

oct 3

OPT Workshop for Bachelors, Masters and Professional Students
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

Tax Seminar for International Students
4:00-5:00 p.m.
This session is designed for international students and will include an overview of the US tax system, with general information about tax withholding, tax status, Tax ID numbers, and tax forms. There will be ample opportunities for questions. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

oct 9

Working 101: OPT, CPT, and STEM OPT
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

oct 10

Working 102: H-1B, J-1, PR and other work visas
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

oct 11

OPT Workshop for Bachelors, Masters and Professional Students
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

oct 13

Voices of Valhalla Trip
7:30-10:30 p.m.

Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

oct 16

Fall Break Bike Trip
8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

OPT Workshop for Bachelors, Masters and Professional Students
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

OCT 18

Off-Campus Safety and Security
5:00-6:30 p.m.

Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

oct 23

Health Care and Insurance Basics
4:00-5:30 p.m.

Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

OCT 25

OPT Workshop for Bachelors, Masters and Professional Students
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

oct 26

Golf as a Career Builder
3:00-5:00 p.m.

Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

OCT 28

Pumpkin Carving
4:00-6:00 p.m.

Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

OCT 30

OPT Workshop for PhD Students
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

November

nov 3

Getting Involved: WUSA and SOAR Information Session
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

nov 10

OPT Workshop for Bachelors, Masters and Professional Students
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

nov 14

Career Services 101 for International Undergraduates
5:00-6:00 p.m.

Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

nov 15

OPT Workshop for Bachelors, Masters and Professional Students
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

nov 16

OPT Workshop for PhD Students – Medical Campus
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

nov 17

J-1 Scholar Information Session – Danforth Campus
10:00 a.m.

Danforth University Center, Room 239
J-1 Scholars can join OISS staff for an informational and review session of J-1 exchange visitor status. This discussion will cover J-1 rights, responsibilities, changes to a J-1 program, and considerations for the future.

J-1 Scholar Information Session – Medical Campus
10:00 a.m.

Mid Campus Center, Room 2057
J-1 Scholars can join OISS staff for an informational and review session of J-1 exchange visitor status. This discussion will cover J-1 rights, responsibilities, changes to a J-1 program, and considerations for the future.

nov 20

OPT Workshop for Bachelors, Masters and Professional Students
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

nov 29

OPT Workshop for Bachelors, Masters and Professional Students
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

December

dec 5

OPT Workshop for Bachelors, Masters and Professional Students
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

dec 7

OPT Workshop for PhD Students – Medical Campus
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.

dec 13

OPT Workshop for PhD Students
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Workshop providing an overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Mandatory for F-1 students to attend before applying for OPT. Event information and registration through Eventbrite.