Fall Term for International Students

Dear University of Oregon International Students,

As the UO shifts to primarily remote and online instruction for fall 2020, we want to make sure you remain fully connected to all of our services and supports for you, our international community.

First and foremost, let me update you on the rules on remote/online enrollment for international students.

  1. If you are a new international student, you must enroll in at least one in-person course in order to obtain your visa and enter the U.S. We suggest “Success in Online Learning,” offered as UGST 399 or GRST 610, both taught in-person for new students. If you plan to remain outside of the U.S. for fall term, you can enroll in entirely online/remote instruction. Click on this link for full guidance for new international students.
  2. If you are a continuing international student and you were enrolled during Spring 2020, you may enroll in all online and remote courses without any risk to your visa status (per the July 24 guidelines from the U.S. government). Click on this link for full guidance for continuing international students.

In the meantime, please note that if you are not able to enter the U.S. or are staying in your home country this fall, we have exciting, no- and low-cost options for you. You can add career development, live practice with English, internships, and other extras to your online/remote courses through our #NoVisaNeeded program.

Please be in touch with International Student and Scholar Services (intl@uoregon.edu) with any questions or concerns. We are here to help and make sure you have the support and information you need to thrive at the UO.

For more information about fall term, please read the messages from President Michael Schill and Provost and Senior Vice President, Patrick Phillips.

Yours sincerely,

Dennis Galvan
Dean and Vice Provost of the Division of Global Engagement