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Boston College
Office of International Students and Scholars

Thea Bowman House, 72 College Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 USA
Tel: (617) 552-8005
Fax: (617) 552-2190

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Office Hours During the Academic Year

Monday - Friday: 9am-4pm

Advising walk-in hours: M & W 2-4pm; T,Th & F 10am-12pm


Office Hours During the Summer

Monday - Thursday: 9am-4pm

Friday: 9am-3pm

Advising walk-in hours: M & W 2-4pm; T,Th & F 10am-12pm



OISS is closed on official university holidays, but remains open during most student breaks. The university holiday schedule is available online.


Advising Walk-in Hours Policy

When should I come during advising walk-in hours?

          When you have any questions. 

  • During advising walk-in hours, students and scholars can speak with an advisor about any questions they have without making an appointment, and it will be first come, first served
  • If it is determined that your questions will take more than a few minutes to answer, we will set up an appointment for you with an advisor for another day.  
  • If you know your situation is complicated, please call the office and individual appointments can be made during office hours; we cannot arrange appointments by email.

Regular office hours are 9am-4pm. During this time you can:

  • Pick up and drop off documents
  • Drop off your I-20 or DS-2019 to obtain travel signatures. (Documents will be ready the next day. Please plan ahead, as we cannot guarantee same-day travel signatures.)


Advising Walk-in Hours Schedule











Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.