About / Contact

Welcome to the Office of International Affairs 

Phone: (773) 702-7752 | Fax: (773) 702-3058
Address: 1427 E. 60th St. Chicago, Suite 251, Chicago, IL 60637

We are located inside of the Press Building on the second floor.
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm and Friday: 10:30am-4:00pm

Methods of Contact

Online Contact Form or by Email: international-affairs@uchicago.edu
In your email, please include: your full name, student ID#, department, and a brief message.

You are also encouraged to reach out to the adviser assigned to your school or program directly. Direct email and telephone numbers are listed below.

Skype: Student advisers are available to meet over Skype by appointment. Send your appointment request and Skype ID to international-affairs@uchicago.edu.

Other contact resources:
The Dean-on-Call is the University official responsible for providing referrals, information, and support to students during an emergency. To contact the Dean on Call call 773-834-HELP (4357). 

Please note: a lost or forgotten I-20/DS-2019, expired travel signature, or need for an updated copy of your I-20/DS-2019 does not constitute an emergency warranting contact with either the University of Chicago Police Department or the Dean on Call. Instead, you should contact OIA during business hours for assistance and next steps or visit the OIA Travel page.

For safety or medical emergencies, call University Police at 123 or 773-702-8181 or dial 911.

OIA Front Desk Services

Appointments are strongly encouraged if you need to meet with an OIA adviser.  You may request an appointment by contacting the adviser assigned to your school or program (see below).

ITIN Applications:
By appointment only. Review the ITIN application page to learn how to book an ITIN appointment.

Front Desk Services Offered on a Walk-in Basis:

By visiting OIA's front desk, you can obtain the following: 

  • Travel signatures
  • Signatures on Social Security letters for on campus employment
  • Replacement/reprint I-20 or DS-2019
  • Application drop-off (extensions, work authorization, reduced course load, etc.)
  • Document pick-up (you must present valid photo ID when retrieving federal documents).
Services by Appointment Only
The following services are available by appointment only:
  • In-depth advising sessions (one-on-one with your advisor)
  • ITIN appointments
  • Notary Public services
  • OPT application review

OIA Staff


Student Services Team

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Assistant Director
Tel: 773-702-4246
Email: diagnea@uchicago.edu 

Advises students in the Physical Sciences Division, the Divinity School and the Graham School, including non-degree visiting students



International Student Adviser
Tel: 773-795-7454
Email: leahbrose@uchicago.edu

Advises The Booth School of Business, The College and College SAL/exchanges, School of Social Service Administration, and Pritzker School of Medicine, including non-degree visiting students



International Student Adviser
Tel: 773-834-8915
Email: mkasperan@uchicago.edu

Advises the Harris School, Humanities, and the Law School, including non-degree visiting students

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International Student Adviser
Tel: 773-834-3767
Email: ssebastian@uchicago.edu

Advises the Biological Sciences Division, Social Sciences Division, and Institute for Molecular Engineering, including non-degree visiting students



Immigration Specialist
Tel: 773-834-9135
Email: sdyamenahalli@uchicago.edu


Employee Services Team

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Associate Director, Scholar & Employee Services
Tel: 773-702-4302
Email: dashton@uchicago.edu

Advises The Biological Sciences Division (BSD) including Medicine, the Institute for Molecular Engineering, and all general Legal Permanent Residency questions/concerns



International Scholar & Employee Adviser
Tel: 773-795-3679
Email: shecoa@uchicago.edu

Advises The College, Social Sciences Division, Divinity School, Humanities, Physical Sciences Division, Booth, Law School, Harris School, School of Social Service Administration and all other offices and departments outside of the Biological Sciences Division


International Scholar & Employee Adviser  
Tel: 773-795-3188
Email: rachela1@uchicago.edu

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Employee Services Assistant
Tel: 773-702-2993
Email: camilledl@uchicago.edu

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Front Desk Immigration Assistant
Tel: 773-795-3750
Email: hvelasquez@uchicago.edu

Administrative Services Team


Associate Director
Tel: 773-795-4653
Email: rdupree@uchicago.edu