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Starting with Reading Day on April 24, the Office of International Affairs will have spaces reserved for students who need a quite place to study throughout finals week in rooms 100 and 160.
Dates and times:

April 24 - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
April 25 - 4 - 9 p.m.
April 26 - 6:30 - 9 p.m.
April 27 - 4 - 9 p.m.
April 30 - 4 - 9 p.m.

On the day of Reading Day, the global engagement team will also have snacks and coffee available starting at 10 a.m. until supplies last in 160 Enarson Classroom Building. Room 100 will also be available until 9 p.m. as a designated study area for students looking for a quiet place to prepare for exams. In room 160, at 12 p.m., there will be a special activity led by Program Coordinator Dan Montour.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) recently announced that a new "SEVP Portal" will be launched on March 23, 2018 for F-1 students on OPT and STEM to self-report certain information.   
  1. If you have applied for OPT, please be aware that once your EAD card has been approved and your OPT start date has been reached, you will receive an e-mail from Do-not-reply.sevp@ice.dhs.gov with instructions on how to create your SEVP Portal account.
  2. If you are currently on OPT, you will receive an email from Do-not-reply.sevp@ice.dhs.gov on March 23, 2018 with instructions on how to create your SEVP Portal account. If your employment information has changed, you can make updates through the SEVP Portal. You will also need to complete the "OIA OPT Reporting Form" available on the OIA Website. If the changes necessitate an updated I-20, an OIA Immigration Coordinator will contact you. If your employment information has not changed, you do not need to take any further action once you have created your account.
  3. If you are currently on STEM OPT, you will need to create an account, but the information you can update will be limited. Please contact an OIA Immigration Coordinator if there is a change in your employment information.

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