About International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office is the primary liaison between international students and the University and community and provides a variety of services.
Located on the first floor of Royce Hall, ISSS serves the international students and scholars who have been admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Of the 8,000 students that attend UW-Platteville, approximately 170 are international students representing over 24 countries.
We invite you to visit the ISSS website frequently for updates in information regarding immigration regulations, forms, and international events and activities.
ISSS assists students and scholars in the following ways:
- I-20 issuance for F-1 students;
- DS-2019 issuance for J-1 students and visiting scholars;
- Coordination of orientation programs for all new international students (both full-time and exchange students);
- Immigration advising, supplemental academic advising, and personal advising throughout students' careers. NOTE: academic advising is primarily provided by faculty in students' majors.
- On- and off-campus employment authorizations and assistance;
- Health insurance administration and assistance for international students;
- On-campus and community events and programs highlighting international themes; and
- Advising to the International Student Club.
The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (central daylight time) Monday through Friday. Our office is closed for legal holidays and weekends.
While students typically must set up an appointment to meet with the ISSS Office at least 24 hours in advance, ISSS walk-in hours are established times each week when students do not need to have an appointment to meet with an ISSS staff member. Walk-in hours are established at the beginning of each semester, and these hours are emailed to the students and posted at the International Programs Front Desk. During walk-ins, ISSS staff members meet with students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students are encouraged to come and see ISSS staff during my walk-in hours first, and then if more time is needed to discuss your question/concern, a follow-up appointment can bet set up.
If you are not available to meet during ISSS walk-in hours, please call the International Programs Front Desk at 608-342-1726 and we will help you set up an appointment. Please note that you must schedule your appointment with ISSS staff at least one day in advance (no same-day appointments).
Making an Advising Appointment
Students must set up an appointment to meet with the ISSS Office at least 24 hours in advance. Appointments can be scheduled by stopping by the International Programs front desk or by calling 608.342.1726 during business hours, or by setting up an appointment with an ISSS staff member in Outlook. Appointments may not be scheduled for the same day as adequate preparation for your appointment is necessary.
Principal Designated School Official (PDSO)
Responsible Officer (RO)
Assistant Director, International Programs
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818
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