Welcome to the Office of International Affairs
Our Mission: The Office of International Affairs is dedicated to enhancing a vibrant international community and to fostering cross-cultural experience. We welcome, support and strengthen diversity through advocacy and holistic service. Enriching connections is our goal.
- Methods of Contact
- OIA Office Hours and Location
- Front Desk Services
- OIA Staff
- Director & Associate Director
In your email, please include: your full name, student ID#, department, and a brief message.
Phone: (773) 702-7752
Fax: (773) 702-3058
Skype: Student advisers are available to meet over Skype by appointment. Send your appointment request and Skype ID to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 702-8181 or dial 911.
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm and Friday: 10:30am - 4:00pm
Office of International Affairs
1427 E. 60th St. Chicago, Rm 251
Chicago, IL 60637
We are located inside of the Press Building on the second floor.
Appointments are strongly encouraged if you need to meet with an OIA adviser. Please call or email the front desk to request an appointment with your adviser.
By appointment only. Review the ITIN application page to learn how to book an ITIN appointment.
The front desk is not equipped to provide immigration advising, but can make an appointment with your assigned OIA adviser. Front desk services include:
- Travel signatures
- Signatures on Social Security letters for on campus employment
- Replacement/Re-print I-20 or DS-2019
- Appointment scheduling
- Application drop-off (extensions, work authorization, reduced course load, etc.)
- Document pick-up (NOTE: you must present valid, government issued ID when picking-up, such as UChicago ID, passport, or state ID).
The following services are available by appointment only:
- Individual advisement and answers to immigration questions beyond what is on the website
- ITIN appointments
- Notary Public services
- OPT application review