13 May 2014


OGS will be closed 9am-1pm on Tuesday, May 20 for the Commencement Breakfast.

Walk-in advising hours will be 1-3pm on Friday, May 23, and NYU will close at 4pm for the holiday weekend. We reopen on Tuesday, May 27.

Summer walk-in advising hours begin Tuesday, May 27 and are Monday-Thursday, 1-4pm until October 1.

Immigration Matters

Traveling over the summer?

Review your I-20 or DS-2019 to see if you need a new travel signature. If the U.S. visa stamp in your passport has expired, you will also need to apply for an extension at a U.S. embassy or consulate.  Review the documents necessary for traveling and reentering the U.S.

Travel Signatures at OGS Washington Square

OGS advisers will sign I-20s and DS-2019s for Washington Square students on May 12 through May 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This service is for travel signatures only. Please bring your I-20 or DS-2019, passport, and I-94 record.

Inviting Family for Graduation

U.S. Consulates do not require an invitation letter from NYU in order for your family to obtain a visa to enter the U.S.  But they do require that family show proof of strong ties to their home country. For more information, see family visits.

Graduating this semester and want to work when you’re finished?

If you are completing your program of studies this May you may be eligible to apply for F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) or J-1 Academic Training (AT).

Studying or researching outside of the U.S this fall semester?

If you plan to study or research abroad in the fall semester please file this information with the OGS or speak with an advisor immediately.

Is your I-20 or DS-2019 expiring this May and you won’t finish your program by then?

You must then apply for a program extension.  Read the application requirements here. We recommend you apply at least one month before the end date as listed on your document.

Are you changing degree levels at NYU?

Students who move from one degree program to another (such as Associates to Bachelors or Bachelors to Masters) are required to obtain an I-20 for the new program upon admission. Find out how to update your I-20 here.

Taking a leave of absence or required to do military duty?

If you will be taking either a leave of Absence or have military duty, you should first meet with your school advisor at your school's advising center or dean's office. Then, come to OGS during walk-in advising hours to find out how this affects your F-1 student immigration status.

Graduating in May and want to extend your NYU health insurance plan?

You may be able to apply extend your student health insurance for up six months. For more information review the “continuation option” on student health insurance enrollment page.

Programs and Events

O-1 Visa for Artists

On May 16, a team of immigration lawyers who specialize in artists and entertainers will present on this specialized immigration status. If you are a student or alumni with an arts major or arts background, come and learn the facts about this unique category.  For more information and to RSVP, visit the OGS Events Calendar.

2014 Commencement Breakfast for International Students

Calling all graduating NYU international students! You’re invited to bring your family and friends to our Commencement Breakfast on May 20. Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet and music while celebrating your accomplishments here at NYU. For more information and to register online, click here.


Fuel Your Finals

Now through Tuesday, May 20, the Health Promotion Office at NYU has free cereal breakfast and study kits for students. Learn more about this great end-of-semester initiative: Fuel Your Finals.

Summer Research and Bobst Library

Don't forget that NYU Libraries are here to support your research needs throughout the summer. Take advantage of the grad spaces at Bobst Library during the summer months: http://nyu.libguides.com/spaces...and feel free to use the Ask a Librarian service if you need assistance with library resources or have research questions at any time: http://library.nyu.edu/ask/.