OISS COVID-19 Operations Changes

Winter 2023 Hours

The OISS is located in suite 240 of the EMU Student Center. Our current hours of operation are: 

Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 4:00pm

Please note that the OISS will follow the university calendar. These days and hours are subject to change in accordance to the OISS, EMU, the State of Michigan, or the Washtenaw County Health Department policy, procedure or protocol.


Per updated SEVP Policy Guidance, the OISS will continue to digitally sign and electronically issue form I-20s.

Please note the following in-person services are NOT available at this time: Drop-in appointments, advising, and document pick-up.

Students who would like an appointment with an OISS advisor can email [email protected] to schedule a Google Meet, Zoom, or phone appointment.

Students with critical requests that require in-person service such as SSN (10-1304) letter processing, ITIN (W-7) document processing, and I-515A processing can email [email protected] to coordinate with an OISS advisor.  

Mandatory COVID Precautions for the EMU Student Center

COVID Pass Daily Health Screening

As of March 28, 2022, EMU will stop enforcing the daily health screening. The campus community is still encouraged to voluntarily use the tool a helpful resource.

As a reminder, if you do not feel well, do NOT come to campus. Please stay home! Email [email protected] with any questions you may have or to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

New Face Mask Policy 

As of March 28, 2022, the EMU face mask policy has been updated. Face masks will no longer be required in many indoor public spaces on campus. However, masks will continue to be required in spaces that likely involve individuals gathering for an extended period of time in a relatively confined area. Per the updated policy: "Face masks may also be required in private individual offices at the office occupant’s discretion because these spaces are typically smaller and used for longer interactions." As such, the OISS requires students, staff, faculty, and guests to wear a face covering when meeting with an OISS advisor in-person in their office.

For more information regarding student requirements, please see EMUSafe Actions for Students.