You entered the U.S. with an F-1 visa (or, if Canadian, used an I-20 to enter the U.S.) OR
You entered the U.S. with a different visa, and subsequently applied for and were granted a change-of-status to F-1 by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS).
THEREFORE, your primary purpose for being in the U.S. is to study.
To maintain your F-1 status, you must comply with ALL of the following requirements:
F-1 students have a 60-day grace period upon completion of studies to depart the U.S., transfer to a new school (if eligible) or begin Optional Practical Training (if eligible).
Failure to comply with these requirements is a violation of your F-1 status, which may result in serious consequences, including the termination of your SEVIS record, and your inability to re-enter the U.S., accural of unlawful presence, detention and deportation from the U.S. Please direct all questions regarding your F-1 student status to ISS, 210 Talbert or 1 Capen, North Campus, email@example.com.