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.

September 16, 2022 [PDF] IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Summary: Upcoming deadlines and reminders; tips to avoid scams; programs, events, and resources for the fall 2022 semester.

Summer, 2022 [PDF] IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Summary: International Student Orientation, vaccine requirements and compliance, international travel, important dates and reminders (RCL, insurance waiver deadline, etc.)

May 17 [PDF] IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Summary: Continued SEVP guidance, Summer travel and reminders for graduating students, travel signature, COVID vaccine requirement, and scam alert.

April 6, 2022 [PDF] IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Summary: Fall 2022 Guidance about Online Courses, Who Needs a New I-20/DS-2019 for Fall 2022, Applying for CPT/OPT, Final Semester, Summer Travel, Travel Signatures, Stress Relief Programs, and Upcoming Programs.

March 9, 2022 [PDF] IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Summary: Spring break travel advisory; applying for OPT/CPT; upcoming programs, and more.

February 4, 2022 [PDF] CALL FOR SUMMER 2022 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION LEADERS
Summary: OL job opportunity for students, job description, hiring timeline and interview information

February 1, 2022 [PDF] GLACIER TAX PREP SOFTWARE NOW AVAILABLE
Summary: Tax filing deadlines, information, and resources; FREE access to GLACIER Tax Prep Software

January 13, 2022 [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, beware of scams, upcoming events, and more.

December 13, 2021 [PDF] IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Summary: University operating status for spring 2022; government travel policy updates and travel tips; COVID guidance and; other updates and reminders.

November 11, 2021 [PDF] IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Summary: Use of electronic signatures on I-20s; who needs new I-20/DS-2019; new COVID vaccination requirements to replace geographical travel restrictions; travel related information and tips; International Education Week; upcoming office closure.

October 19, 2021 [PDF] IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Summary: Waiver of in-person visa interview requirement for certain F, M, & academic J visa applicants; COVID travel restrictions; Scams and fraud alert; updates and reminders; upcoming events and resources. 

September 4, 2021 [PDF] IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Summary: Upcoming deadlines and reminders; tips to avoid scams; programs, events, and resources for the fall 2021 semester.

June, 29, 2021 [PDF] VACCINATION REQUIREMENT UPDATE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
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