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UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.

International Students & Scholars Office

SEVP Guidance

We reached out to our international students in response to the broadcast message posted by the Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) on July 6, 2020. As you are aware, SEVP issued guidance to allow for schools to adapt their course instructions to remote, due to COVID-19, for the spring and summer 2020 semesters. While SEVP offered flexibility with remote instruction for spring and summer, the communication released on July 6 does not offer the same level of flexibility for the fall 2020 semester.

While we expect further clarification from SEVP related to this communication, and subsequent adaptations from the University to accommodate our students, the ISSO wanted to touch base now to offer some explanation of this new rule, and to hopefully answer some questions you may have about your fall enrollment at UMass Lowell.

Read the full SEVP Guidance page


Important Information Regarding ISSO Services

Please note: the ISSO will operate remotely and will continue all services and advising during the university’s transition to remote, online learning. Call-in advising hours will continue as planned (Tuesday through Thursday, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.). All student-driven e-form requests will still be processed within the typical ISSO processing timeframe. Any changes to ISSO operations due to COVID-19 will be immediately communicated to our international students and scholars. For more info., see our FAQ for international students.

UMass Lowell’s proactive efforts to update the university on its ongoing efforts to monitor and prepare for impacts related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) include messages to the campus community.

Visit the UMass Lowell Coronavirus Updates webpage for the most recent information.

The International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) is dedicated to the university's commitment to global engagement and inclusion.

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