OIE Services-Office of International Education - Carnegie Mellon University

OIE Services

Required Check-In with OIE

New J-1 Scholars are required to check in with the Office of International Education (OIE) by attending an OIE Scholar Orientation session.  Scholar Orientation sessions are held each week on Thursday, from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. Call OIE at 412-268-5231 for more information and to schedule attendance. Scholars should attend the Orientation within the first week or two of their arrival in Pittsburgh. The Scholar must bring their passport, DS-2019, completed Scholar Data Form, signed Health Insurance Agreement, and their I-94 record to the meeting. Visitors in other immigration statuses are encouraged but not required to attend the Scholar Orientation.

J-1 Scholars who fail to check in with OIE will be considered to be in invalid (illegal) non-immigrant status 30 days after entry to the US.

Other OIE Services

OIE advisors are available to assist J-1 scholars and J-2 dependents with issues related to non-immigrant documents and status, cultural adjustment, and practical matters. Call the OIE receptionist at 412-268-5231 to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Last updated:  January 10, 2017