Please see below the different OISS Services and the appropriate time and manner to access the services.
Monday- Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
During the academic year, OISS holds weekly office hours in the Tidewater Building, Room 1225 for the convenience of our downtown students, staff and scholars. No appointment is necessary.
Tuesday: 1:00- 4:00
The following services and materials are available at the OISS front desk Monday through Friday, 8:30- 1:00 and 2:00- 5:00 without any appointment:
Walk-In sessions will be available during the following times and each visitor has a maximum of 15 minutes. (Please see the services provided in Walk-In hours below.):
To meet an OISS advisor during walk-ins, you will need to come to the office, sign in at the front desk, and wait your turn to meet with an advisor. You cannot sign up in advance for walk-in hours, but you can make appointments in advance for all OISS services by calling 504-865-5208.
Walk-in Hour Topics:
Disclaimer: We may close walk-ins early if we have more people than can be seen during the allotted time.
The services and topics below require more time than walk-in hours allow. To meet about these topics, you must call 504-865-5208 or visit the OISS front desk to make an appointment. In general, appointments cannot be made for the same day that you call or visit unless it is an emergency.
During peak OPT season there are specific times to submit your completed application for Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Mondays: 10:30 - 11:30 AM and 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Wednesdays: 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Fridays: 10:00 - 11:00 AM