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Message to international students

Dear International Students,

I hope this message finds you in good health and spirits.  We look forward to the moment we can all be together again on campus, when it is safe to do so.  The onset of this global pandemic presented us with many policy challenges and I want to thank you for the feedback and partnerships to support our international student community. As you know, today the university’s Fall Planning Committee announced the plans for fall semester 2020.  Again, we will work together as we prepare for the fall to support your university experience. We encourage you to read the report carefully as it addresses a myriad of issues related to the upcoming semester. 

We know this is a difficult time for all of our international students and that as you make plans for the Fall you may still have questions and therefore hosting a Town Hall for international students. Our goal for the town hall is to provide clear and specific responses to your questions and identify areas that we may need to follow-up on with campus partners.  In order for us to be as responsive as possible, we need your help by submitting your questions in advance via the link below.    

August Town Hall for International students and families

Tuesday, August 4, 8-9 a.m.

Zoom URL:

Watch live on YouTube: 

Submit questions in advance to:


Mark Kamimura-Jiménez, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Cheri LeBlanc, MD, Executive Director of the Habif Health and Wellness Center

Kawanna Leggett, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students

Jennifer Smith, PhD, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Martha Turner, Associate Director of the Office for International Students & Scholars

Host: Katharine Pei, Director of the First Year Center

Finally, you will receive information from the deans of your respective schools with additional details related to your particular fields of study.  We look forward to working with you as you prepare for the fall semester and hope that you will join us at the Town Hall for International Students.


Martha Lynn Turner
Associate Director
Office for International Students and Scholars