Information Sessions

Find information about ISS virtual information sessions for students and members of the UB community. 

On this page:

F-1 Immigration Session

This session explains how you are responsible for following US immigration regulations to maintain your visa status. All newly arrived international students, students changing their status to F-1, students who failed to maintain their F-1 status, and those returning to UB after being away for one year or more must watch an Immigration Session. 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Information Sessions

F-1 students who are interested in working off campus to fulfill internship requirements in their major field of study should attend this session to learn about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) eligibility requirements and the CPT application process.  Registration is required to receive information about joining a session.

Date Time (EST) Location  To Register
Monday, September 26, 2022 4:00-5:00 pm Zoom  CLICK HERE
Thursday, October 20, 2022 12:30-1:30 pm Zoom  CLICK HERE
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 3:30-4:30 pm Zoom  CLICK HERE
Friday, December 2, 2022 2:00-3:00 pm Zoom  CLICK HERE

The above links require UBIT login.  When logging into Zoom, use the SSO sign in feature.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Information Sessions

Are you an F-1 student who is planning to work off-campus after finishing your degree requirements?  Optional Practical Training (OPT) authorization is required for F-1 students to work in the U.S. after graduation/completion of their degree program requirements.  Attend this information session to learn about OPT eligibility requirements and the application process. Registration is required to receive information about joining a session.

Date Time (EST) Location Register
Friday, October 7, 2022 3:00-4:30 pm Zoom  CLICK HERE
Monday, October 17, 2022 2:00-3:30 pm Zoom  CLICK HERE
Friday, October 28, 2022 3:30-5:00 pm Zoom  CLICK HERE
Thursday November 3, 2022 3:30-5:00 pm Zoom  CLICK HERE
Thursday, November 10, 2022 12:30-2:00 pm Zoom  CLICK HERE
Friday, November 18, 2022 12:30-2:00 pm Zoom  CLICK HERE

The above links require UBIT login.  When logging into Zoom, use the SSO sign in feature.

OPT Extension: STEM and Cap Gap Information Session

Attend this information session to learn about the 24 Month OPT STEM Extension and Cap Gap OPT periods. Registration is required to receive information about joining the session.

Date Time (EST) Location Register
Friday, November 29, 2022 12:00-1:00 pm Zoom  CLICK HERE

Post-OPT Employment: H-1B and Other Visa Options Information Session

What options are available to allow you to live and work in the U.S. after completion of OPT? How do you decide which works for you? Attend this information session to learn about non-immigrant and immigrant visa options from a local immigration attorney. Registration is required to receive information about joining the session.

Date Time (EST) Location Register
Friday, November 18, 2022 3:00 pm Zoom  CLICK HERE

Presentation recorded 03/26/2021. Please be advised that the information in this presentation may change due to updates to regulations and policies. Please always consult the ISS website for the most up-to-date information. 

F-1 and J-1 Student Travel: Are you ready to fly?

Are you planning to travel internationally during break? If so, do you know what documents are required and what to be prepared for upon your re-entry to the U.S.? Come learn about these and other travel topics for F-1 and J-1 visa holders. 

Date Time (EST) Location Registration
Friday, November 4, 2022 2:00-3:00 Zoom  CLICK HERE

Returning from a Leave of Absence Information Session

Watch this information session to learn what to do if you are currently on a leave of absence and plan to return to UB in the near future.