May 17 Update:  The Office of International Students and Scholars will be operating remotely on Friday, May 17 in order to support the various commencement activities taking place that day on the uptown campus.

OISS Office Closure May 27-31: From May 27 to May 31, our office will be closed.  May 27, Tulane University is closed in observance of Memorial Day.  May 28- May 31, the entire OISS team will be attending the NAFSA Annual Conference.  As the most important annual event for international educators, this conference will provide our team with vital updates and ideas that will help us to better serve our international community. 

If you have any timely requests, such as an OPT, CPT, or Academic Training application or a program extension, please be sure to get complete application to your OISS advisor no later than Friday, May 17 to allow for 3 to 5 business days for processing.  If not, we may not be able to complete your request before the conference. 

During this time, we’ll be monitoring our email for true immigration emergencies, but please be sure to expect a delay in our response.  We’ll still be there if you really need us. 

Thank you for your cooperation,

The OISS Team


This section contains important information for Tulane departments and admissions offices on how to:

  • host students
  • host visiting scholars
  • sponsor H-1B employees
  • bring special international groups to campus


Departments wishing to sponsor a Tulane employee for employment-based Permanent Residency should contact Tulane University General Counsel.

When bringing foreign nationals to campus, it is strongly recommended for Tulane Departments to contact OISS as early in the process as possible.

If you are planning to pay a visa holder a prize or stipend of any kind, please make sure you familiarize yourself with the IRS tax assessment guidelines, the rates of which may be different than those for U.S. citizens. For more information on current tax regulations governing the payment of foreign nationals, please contact the International Tax Office (ITO).

Please note that immigration regulations are subject to change and can vary depending on your particular case or situation. Always consult an OISS advisor for the most accurate information or whenever in doubt.


OISS Training for Faculty and Staff