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 use the correct Zoom link above. You will enter a virtual waiting room to wait your turn to meet with the adviser. When the adviser is ready, they will admit you. You cannot sign up in advance for walk-in hours, but you can make appointments in advance for all OISS services by going here.
Virtual Walk-in Hour Topics:
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.
This is suspended during COVID-19 Please see OISS Operations During COVID-19
We will begin accepting OPT packets on Monday, February 17.
During OPT season there are specific times to submit your completed application for Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Mondays: 12:30- 1:30 PM GWBC 300
3:00- 4:00 PM OISS, 6901 Willow Street
Wednesdays: 3:00- 4:00 PM OISS, 6901 Willow Street
You may also drop-off your OPT Packet during our Downtown Office Hours on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 4:00 at Tidewater Bldg. Suite 1225.