MENU Office of International Services

Hours and Location

Office Hours

Monday through Friday – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Open Advising for International Students

F-1 and J-1 Open Advising

Mondays: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Tuesdays: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Wednesdays: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Thursdays: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Fridays: By Appointment Only

Open Advising is a time for students to meet with OIS Advisors to discuss simple matters without having to make an appointment. Appointments are required for students to meet with OIS Advisors at all other times. **International faculty and staff always need an appointment to meet with an OIS Advisor.


Check-ins for J-1s, H-1Bs, and O-1s

Mondays and Thursdays – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (J-1 scholars should arrive at 2:00 pm)

This is a time for new, UIC-sponsored, J-1 Exchange Visitors, H-1B and O-1 workers to report to OIS and meet with an advisor one-on-one.   Check-ins are required for all new visitors in these statuses, even if they have been at UIC in another status previously.  The advisor will review important information regarding his or her status and invite them to any required OIS Orientations.  Check-ins are required of visitors in other statuses, but may be done without a personal meeting and are not limited to this check-in time.  Contact if you have questions about the proper check-in procedure for a particular situation.



2160 Student Services Building
1200 W. Harrison Street
(corner of Harrison and Racine streets) View map


Mailing Address

Office of International Services (MC 326) Suite 2160
University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Services Building 1200 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7164


Contact Information

Phone: (312) 996-3121
Fax: (312) 996-9432
Email, general account:
Email, newly admitted students:
Email, department access to Tracker:
You may also see our Staff Directory for a listing of current staff contact information.