Email Notices to International Students

These periodic updates from the Rutgers Global – International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office provide important information regarding regulatory updates, deadlines, upcoming programs, and useful resources.

These notices are automatically sent to all nonimmigrant students enrolled at Rutgers–New Brunswick. Most messages, however, apply only to F-1 and J-1 students. We label most messages to facilitate identification of which messages may apply to students specifically. All F-1 and J-1 students on Rutgers' visa sponsorships are required to know the information that is provided in these notices and to follow reminders and instructions that apply to their own situations.

Check the Rutgers Global Alerts page for additional updates and advisories.

Summary: Q&A addressing some of the most common questions that have arisen from the University’s decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations for fall 2021 for students who will be attending Rutgers at one of our campus locations or participating in programs offered through the university.

May 28, 2021 [PDF] Vaccination Update for International Students
Summary: WHO-authorized vaccines will now be accepted to meet the University vaccination requirement in addition to the US-FDA approved vaccines. 

May 7, 2021 [PDF] Immigration, Travel, and Vaccination Updates
Summary: Fall 2021 government policy guidance, travel bans and National Interest Exceptions (NIE), and vaccination requirement related updates.

April 23 [PDF] University Announcements and Government Policies
Summary: University announcements, I-20s, travel signatures, visa applications, new online OPT application functionality, reminders for graduating students, and more.

April 6, 2021 [PDF] Fall 2021 Information and Vaccination Requirements

April 6, 2021 Message to the International Community from the office of the President

March 17, 2021 [PDF] Memo: Erroneous Receipt of CARES Act Stimulus Checks

March 10, 2021 [PDF] Travel Advisories, OPT, and Upcoming Programs

March 2, 2021 [PDF] USCIS Extends Flexibilities to Certain Applicants Filing Form I-765 for OPT

February 19, 2021 [PDF] Access to GLACIER Tax Prep Software Now Available
Summary: Tax filing deadlines, information, and resources; FREE access to GLACIER Tax Prep Software

February 17, 2021 [PDF] Call for Fall 2021 New International Student Orientation Leaders 
Summary: OL job opportunity for students, job description, hiring timeline and interview information

February 5, 2021 [PDF] Immigration Policy Updates and Other Reminders 
Summary: Immigration policy updates from new administration, updated travel guidelines, beware of scams, and tax software coming soon.

January 20, 2021 [PDF] Important Information for International Students
Summary: ISSS services, orientation and check-in for international students, COVID-19 resources and updates, reduced credit forms and insurance exemption request deadlines, I-20 or DS-2019 extension, OPT applications, employment workshops, other upcoming events

December 21, 2020 [PDF] Important Information for International Students
Summary: Holiday wishes, office and university closure, COVID related guidance, other updates and reminders.

November 17, 2020 [PDF] Important Information for International Students
Summary: Updated COVID FAQs and government policy updates, travel/visa advisories and reminders, employment workshops, and upcoming office closures.

October 28, 2020 [PDF] Important Information for International Students
Summary: Reminder for students participating in remote instruction from different time zones around the world.

October 8, 2020 [PDF] Important Information for International Students - Scams and Fraud Alert
Summary: Information from ISSS, Student Legal Services and Student Accounting about common scams and tips to avoid them. 

October 6, 2020 [PDF] DHS Proposed Rule Regarding Duration of Status (D/S)