ISP News & Notes

Beautiful Springtime Edition - April 21, 2015

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A Poem for Spring - Today by Billy Collins

If ever there were a spring day so perfect,

so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze

that it made you want to throw

open all the windows in the house

.... (Read the complete poem here)

Meet the 2015 iMentors

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This year's iMentor team members were selected from a pool of many worthy applicants. The ISP is looking forward to working with this group of creative and enthusiastic students!

2015 iMentors: Yaw Kumi-Ansu, Kenyanna Taylor, Jonathan Liang, Cheng Xi Duan, Bingran Mark Wang, Mengxin Monica Chen, Danyang Ariel Wang, Maria Stetson, Hao Zhang, Zuhra Aziz, Lu Tico Han, Mintao Crystal Ye

Graduating F1 Student Meeting & Reception - Tuesday, April 28, 11 am - 1 pm

Required meeting for graduating F1 students

  • Tuesday, April 28
  • Lunch in Rathskeller
  • Meeting & Reception in Akin Room

An invitation and an email message have been sent to graduating F1 students regarding a lunch buffet and meeting with the Atlanta campus advisors from the Atlanta Office of International Student & Scholar Services.

Graduating F1 students should plan to attend and register their meal preferences using the link to the e-form included in the email sent on April 21, 2015. A dessert reception in honor of graduating F1 students will follow. Non-F1 international students are invited to the dessert reception.

Got storage? Got stuff? Need a van?

Over the summer break, many students store their personal belongings in local-area storage facilities rather than mail everything home and then back to Oxford in August. There are several facilities. Ask your iMentors or RAs for suggestions.

The Oxford ISP is offering free van service to help students transport items to local storage facilities. Appointments are required and can be scheduled in the ISP office.

Van Service Dates:

  • April 30, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • May , 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • May 4 - 6, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Contact the ISP at with questions.

Stone Mountain Trip with Dr. Maddox - Last Chance to Sign Up

Dr. Frank Maddox is hosting a trip to Stone Mountain this Saturday, April 25. There are 5 spots left for any students interested in participating.

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP - Wednesday, April 22, 4 pm in the ISP office. The trip will be cancelled if not filled.

Email with questions.

Important F1 Regulation Reminders

Travel Signatures

If you will travel outside the U.S. during summer break, be sure that the travel signature on page 3 of your passport is valid. Each signature is good for 12 months from the date of signing. Check yours today.

ISP staff are available in the ISP office in room 325, Elizer Hall, to review your travel documents and provide signatures.

Update your U.S. address in OPUS

Staying in the U.S. this summer? Be sure to update your OPUS local address with your summer address.

The federal immigration rules (8 Code of Federal Regulations, § 214.2(f)(17)) require that F1 students report any change of address within 10 days of the change.

To do this, you will update your address in your OPUS student account. That data will then be uploaded to your digital SEVIS I-20 record.

Email with any questions about this.