International Student Advising
Welcome to UNO!
Holiday Closedown: Our office will be closed starting on 24 December and will open again on Tuesday, 3 January. We encourage new students to arrive after our office opens if you do not have family or friends in Omaha to help you upon arrival.
UNO's international student advisers have many years of experience in advising students from all over the world; if you have a problem or a question, just ask - they have probably resolved a similar issue before.
It is helpful if you read these web pages thoroughly so that you fully understand your legal obligations and other important notices regarding your education and your stay in the United States. Check back frequently for updates and important reminders. If you don't find the answer to your question here, call 402.554.2293 or stop by Arts and Sciences Hall 241 to make an appointment.
Remember that international student advisers are not your academic adviser. For guidance on choosing a course of study or enrolling in the proper courses, or to clear an advising hold on your registration, contact the academic advisor in your college or department. If you don't know who your academic advisor is, check out the contacts for your college at UNO's Academic Advising portal.
You can also check out the Welcome Guide for international and domestic students to prepare for life as a UNO Maverick!
Don't forget to:
Give us copies of all immigration documents - DS-2019, Form I-20, Passport, Visa, and I-94
Renew your passport before it expires
Keep your immigration documents up-to-date
Maintain full-time status and attend your classes all semester
Update your address in MavLINK or in ASH 241 within 10 days of moving
Meet with your academic advisor to plan classes and check MavLINK to see the date and time when you can enroll
Provide us with documentation if you change your legal name or visa status
Check your e-mail, this website, and our newsletters to stay informed