From: Marielena Maggio
Date: October 30, 2019
Subject: ISS News, Oct. 30, 2019


October 30, 2019


in this issue:

  1. Campus Events
  2. OPT & CPT Workshop Schedule
  3. Chat Box Gets New URL in Website Refresh
  4. Get an OH ID with USG
  5. Featured Events


ISS Staff is available to students, without an appointment, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during advising hours:

11am to 1pm- through virtual advising available online

1pm to 3pm- through in-person advising in the office

There are no advising hours on Wednesday.


If you need to speak or meet with an advisor outside of our advising hours, please send an email to to schedule an appointment. Please provide your full-name and a brief description of the nature of your appointment when you contact us.

screenshot of refreshed ISS homepage

Chat Box for Virtual Advising Gets New URL in Website Refresh

You may have noticed that the ISS homepage looks a little different.  We did some reorganizing of our content with the goal of helping you find information more easily.

The virtual advising chat box has been relocated to a new webpage and remains active, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11am to 1pm.

If you’re having trouble finding information that you have bookmarked, please feel free to contact ISS and we’ll be glad to point you in the right direction.

OPT and CPT workshop branding telling students to check the schedule
OH BMV logo

Get an Ohio ID with USG!

When: 8:30 a.m., Saturday, November 16, 2019
Meet at: TVUC at CCEL Office (Suite 165)

If you don't have an Ohio driver's license but would like to have an official state ID card, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) wants to help you with the process!

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, USG organizers will be meeting at the Tink, outside the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning, and taking the RTA Healthline to a local BMV. If you do not already have an RTA sticker pass, please visit Access Service website to determine where you can obtain one.

Please contact Sienna at if you are certain that you will participate.

In order to apply for a state ID, you will need to have proof of your residency in Ohio.

This can come in the form of a utility bill from an apartment/house OR

Students who live in CWRU housing can go to Wade or Fribley commons and request that proof of residency be printed out for them

Students will also need to have their actual valid passport, visa, I-94, I-20 or DS-2019, and proof of Social Security number if assigned one.

The cost of a state ID will be covered for students.

Featured Events

Save the Date!

international Education Week Save the Date flyer


CPT & Practicum Overview - International Student Success Series

Tuesday, November 12
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sears 548 [[Note the room change!]], 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, United States
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All CWRU international students are invited to join the Center for International Affairs as International Student Services and Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education staff help attendees understand the ways they can work while they are students. This is a supplement to ISS CPT Workshops. Those interested in CPT must also attend an ISS CPT Workshop. This event is part of the International Student Success Series.



Cleveland Bucket List - West Side Market Tour

Saturday, November 23
11:00am - 12:00pm
West Side Market, 1979 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113, United States
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Cleveland's West Side Market is home to more than 100 vendors of great ethnic diversity, providing fine meats, fresh vegetables, seafood, baked goods, cheese and more!

Visit one of Cleveland's most famous destinations and sample some of the food that makes it so special!

This event will be free for CWRU students to attend, however, space is limited so registration is required! Registration will open in October.

Meet us at the Ohio City RTA station at 11:00 am.

The tour will last approximately an hour, and you can return to campus whenever you choose.


Campus Events

Saturday, November 2
Start End   Event         Location
6:00pm 9:00pm TASA Night Market Thwing Atrium
Sunday, November 3
Start End   Event         Location
7:00pm 10:00pm Festival of Lights - Diwali 2019 Adelbert Gymnasium Hall
Tuesday, November 5
Start End   Event         Location
12:00pm 2:00pm KSL International Games Day KSL 1st Floor Atrium
Thursday, November 7
Start End   Event         Location
7:00pm 9:00pm Game Night at KSL: International Games Week Edition Kelvin Smith Library, Freedman Center, 1st Floor
Saturday, November 9
Start End   Event         Location
6:00pm 8:00pm uISA Diwali Dinner Thwing Ballroom
flyer for day of dialogue
Fall Feast Flyer
ccel saturday of service flyer