Significant Changes Related to COVID-19 – January 4, 2022

Rutgers Community Members, I am writing to you today to inform you of important changes to how we will start the new semester, including the temporary use of remote instruction where possible, critical new vaccine requirements, and other important updates to our operating status. These important changes will affect you and every member of the … Continue reading Significant Changes Related to COVID-19 – January 4, 2022

SEVP Guidance for the 2021-2022 Academic Year  

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has extended the guidance originally issued in March 2020 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Notably, this guidance enables schools and students to engage in distance learning in excess of regulatory limits due to the continuing public health concerns created by COVID-19. Please see the DHS announcement and Broadcast Message here.  We continue … Continue reading SEVP Guidance for the 2021-2022 Academic Year  

Expansion of National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) for Regional COVID Proclamations 

As of April 26, 2021, the U.S. government has established additional National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) for Regional COVID Proclamations on student visas for applicants from Brazil, China, Iran, and South Africa similar to existing NIEs for Schengen countries, the UK and Ireland. Please see the announcement from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs here.   Embassies and consulates worldwide are aware … Continue reading Expansion of National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) for Regional COVID Proclamations 

USCIS Extends Flexibility to Certain Applicants Filing Form I-765 for OPT

Release Date 02/26/2021 USCIS today announced flexibilities for certain foreign students affected by delayed receipt notices for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. These flexibilities apply only to applications received on or after Oct. 1, 2020, through May 1, 2021, inclusive. USCIS has experienced delays at certain lockboxes in issuing receipt notices for Form I-765 … Continue reading USCIS Extends Flexibility to Certain Applicants Filing Form I-765 for OPT

Fall 2021 Semester and Vaccine Information

Which COVID-19 vaccines will fulfill the Rutgers proof-of-COVID vaccination requirement?    The university will accept any COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use by the U.S. FDA and recommended by the CDC ACIP (currently, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson). Rutgers will also accept other COVID-19 vaccinations that receive a U.S. FDA authorization and CDC ACIP recommendation before … Continue reading Fall 2021 Semester and Vaccine Information

OIS Office Hours, Fall 2021

The Office of International Students and Global Programs is operating Monday through Friday and open by appointment only on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00am – 3:00pm. To schedule an appointment please email ois@camden.rutgers.edu, call 856.225.6832. We look forward to working with you this semester!