Get in touch with SISS
The SISS office in the International Center is open
In-person paperwork drop-off and pick-up have returned and limited in-person advising will return on Oct. 7. Virtual advising continues for international students and scholars and will be available throughout the fall quarter. Read our announcement.
Contacting SISS when the office is closed, and options available for getting a travel signature on your I-20 or DS-2019 when still in Davis or have already left the Davis area.
SISS - International Center
One Shields Avenue
463 California Avenue, Ste. 3140
Davis, CA 95616
Express mail and delivery options for I-20 and DS-2019
SISS Student and Scholar Advisors are assigned by last name and/or area of expertise. Find your SISS Advisor below and click on their name to view their contact information. Schedule a phone or online appointment directly with your SISS Advisor.
For students on the topics of: Changing degree level (Bachelor/Graduate), curricular practical training (CPT), dismissal, OSSJA and related topics, dropping below 12 units for academic difficulties, dropping below 12 units for medical, F–1 OPT/STEM questions, J–1 academic training (AT), J–1 program extension, J–2 work authorization, leave of absence/PELP, updating/adding a dependent.
- Sharon Ericsson (Y, Z)
- Marissa Hoggard (H, J, N, P, Q, R, X)
- Matthew Kaminski-Lucas (A-G)
- Meredith Lucas (I, K, M, O, T, V, W)
- Robert Nagel (L, S, U)
For students on the topics of: Change of major, concurrent enrollment, DMV (Driver License), EAP enrollment verification, I-515A form, I-94 issues, iGlobal issues, in-absentia form, inviting family to U.S., F-1 and J-1 on-campus employment, F-1 OPT packet review, passport renewal/lost, F-1 program extension, reduced course load final quarter, SSN/ITIN, transferring, visa renewal, travel questions.
For student-athletes or students in School of Law or Graduate School of Management programs:
- J-1 advisors: Daniel Padron (A-K), Mary Alurwar (L-Z)
- H-1B advisors: Gayle Nerli, Simone Kueltz
- E-3, TN advisor: Gayle Nerli
- Permanent Residence and O-1 advisor: Kimberly Haky
SISS is open for paperwork drop-off and pick-up during regular business hours, Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m., except university holidays.
We offer in-person and virtual Zoom advising by appointment only Mondays through Thursdays. Students can schedule an in-person advising appointment beginning Oct. 7. Contact your advisor to schedule a virtual Zoom advising appointment. We do not offer drop-in advising at this time.
Please note that SISS closes at 2 p.m. on the business day prior to three-day weekends and major holidays such as Thanksgiving and the start of winter break. Please plan ahead for SISS services and staff to end the workday early on these days.
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