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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

Fall 2020 SEVP Guidance update

The Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) rescinded a broadcast message issued on July 6, 2020 and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on July 7, 2020 and has since issued Clarifying Questions for Fall 2020 FAQ (pdf) on July 24. In addition to this new FAQ, the FAQ for Stakeholders (pdf) from March 2020 is still valid.The ISSO has updated the International Student COVID-19 FAQ with updated information for Fall 2020 semester at UMass Lowell.


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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