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For Current International Students

Our international student reception

Helpful Campus Services

Maintaining Valid F-1 Status

Immigration information for our international student community and alumni. READ MORE

SEVIS Registration

All international students are required to complete the SEVIS registration procedure within 10 days from the beginning of each semester. READ MORE

Social Security and Driver's License Information

Get information about how to acquire a Social Security number (SSN), used for accurately recording your earnings in the United States.

Also, learn about the process for acquiring a New York State driver's license or photo ID from the department of motor vehicles (DMV). READ MORE

Writing and Speaking Center Resources

The Writing and Speaking Center is committed to the improvement of writers of all levels and abilities. Peer writing consultants will work with you at any stage in your writing process with the goal of helping you become confident and accomplished writers. Consultants will not make changes for you, but instead will help you understand an assignment, develop and organize your ideas, edit grammar and punctuation errors, and cite your sources properly. Their goal is to help you learn to identify, understand, and address your writing challenges in order to revise effectively on your own. Peer speaking consultants can help you organize your presentation and practice its delivery. The Center is familiar with many of the writing and speaking issues faced by students who are not native speakers of English, and several of the peer consultants are fellow international students. Visit the WSC website for more information and to make an appointment.

Additionally, the Writing and Speaking Center-affiliated ESL Specialist is a faculty member who can work individually with students who face special linguistic difficulties or who have interest in intensive or accelerated language acquisition work.  Please contact Professor Megan Varney at or 315-228-7913 with any second language concerns.


Important Forms and Links

We've compiled documents and links to information important to international students, all in one place. READ MORE

Upcoming OISS Events

The Office of International Student Services (OISS) features events and programs to assist you in your time studying at Colgate and in the United States. READ MORE

OISS Textbook Library

Browse the OISS Textbook Collection and stop by OISS to borrow a textbook for the semester.  Donations of used textbooks are always accepted.

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