Welcome


Grand Valley State University is home to 428 F-1 and J-1 international students. Our office advocates for international students on campus and serves as a primary resource for legal, cultural, and social matters for international students. We work closely with many offices across campus, as well as organizations in our community to help international students feel at home and connected with community.


OPT Processing

For any students graduating in December 2018: if you would like to take advantage of your F-1 visa's benefit of one year of work authorization post-graduation, please plan to attend the OPT Processing session.

OPT Processing
Friday, 28 September
PIC - 130 Lake Ontario Hall
1 PM

You are required to bring:

  1. Color copies of Passport & Visa
  2. I-94
  3. All I-20s
  4. $3 cash ONLY
  5. $410 Check or Money order ONLY
    Payable to "DHS"
  6. Completed & Printed form I-765
    #27 enter (c) (3) (b)
    DO NOT HAND WRITE
  7. Completed & Printed form G-1145
    DO NOT HAND WRITE

F18 OPT Processing


Walk-in Hours & Appointments

If you would like to speak with one of us about any question you may have, please come in during walk-in hours!

Mondays & Wednesdays: 2:30 PM -4:30 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9 AM -11 PM


If these times don't work for your schedule, please plan another time to meet with us by calling 616 331 3898 or emailing us at istudents@gvsu.edu to make an appointment.


Planning to Attend GVSU in FALL 2018

Find more information regarding your arrival at Grand Rapids, your on and off campus housing options and your course registration.

ARRIVAL INFORMATION       HOUSING INFORMATION 

COURSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION    

Please complete these required forms: 

Student Information  F1 Student Regulations   J1 Student Regulations

 



Page last modified September 17, 2018