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About Us

The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides support to Michigan State University’s international students, scholars and families.

Our student support services include:

  • Advising on and facilitating compliance with U.S. immigration regulations.

  • Conducting orientations and other special programming that help international students and scholars integrate into and adjust to the academic, cultural and social life of MSU.

  • Serving as a liaison with U.S. government agencies, foreign embassies, sponsors and educational foundations that support international students and scholars.

  • Contributing to the internationalization of MSU by providing opportunities for growth through cross-cultural interactions.

Contact Us

Phone: 517-353-1720
Email: oiss(at)
Office Fax: 517-355-4657

General Office Hours

OISS is open Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

  • If you need EMERGENCY assistance outside these business hours, please call OISS at 517-353-1720 to be connected with the staff member on call. 
  • For non-emergency assistance, please email OISS at oiss(at)

OISS staff are working both onsite (in the office) and remotely. The OISS Lobby is open 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm for limited walk-in assistance.

  • The lobby is closed from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Most OISS services are available online. Schedule an appointment with an OISS advisor:

OISS will be closed on official MSU holidays. Find holiday closure dates on the MSU Holiday Schedule.