OISS WILL BE OPEN AT 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 this week.

We appreciate that our students need documents to travel. We will be processing all documents as quickly as possible. We reassure our students that the campus and Isla Vista are not in danger of fire, but that the smoke is very unhealthy. Please wear a mask if you must be outside.


For those of you who are attending UCSB for the FALL ONLY this change in exam schedule may present particular challenges. 

If you are not able to arrange alternative assessment and/or choose to sit examinations in January, we urge you to NOT EXIT the U.S. over the holiday break.  If you exit the U.S., you will need a revised DS-2019 and will most likely need to apply for a new visa (check the dates on your visa stamp). 

Contact us if you have not been able to arrange alternative assessment and you need to leave the U.S. before the new January 8 examination period.

Welcome to the Office of International Students and Scholars

OISS serves UCSB's international students and scholars as well as departments who work with the international population. OISS provides immigration support for the UCSB community, advising for international students, and cultural programming. We can help you find the resources you need to thrive at UCSB.

Location and Hours

We are located on the 3rd floor of the Student Resource Building in Room 3130

Winter Break Hours:
December 15-22: OISS will close early: 10:00am - 12:00 noon and 1:00pm - 3:00 pm
December 25-January 2: CLOSED
January 3-5:
OISS will close early: 10:00am - 12:00 noon and 1:00pm - 3:30 pm

We will be available by advance arrangement only, as the Student Resource Building will be closed. We will resume regular office hours at 10:00 am on Monday, January 8, 2018. ´╗┐Regular office hours are Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 12:00 noon and 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Need an Advisor?
Call to make an appointment: (805) 893-2929
Walk-In Wednesdays:
Advisors available without an appointment during regular office hours (10:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00) every Wednesday