From: International Student Services
Date: December 4, 2019
Subject: ISS News, Dec. 4, 2019



IS

December 4, 2019

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in this issue:

  1. End of Semester Reminders
  2. December- Changes in ISS Availability
  3. Good Luck with Finals!
  4. Important Tax Info
  5. Campus Events
  6. Student Global Perspectives

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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.

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

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December- Changes in ISS Availability

ISS will have different hours of operations over the next few weeks. This schedule will be updated as needed to help you plan your visit to ISS.

Monday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 1: UNIVERSITY IS CLOSED

On all other days, ISS will operate and offer advising hours as usual.

ISS does close when the university closes for scheduled breaks and inclement weather. If you're ever in doubt about ISS staff's availability, we strongly recommend that you call in advance of visiting the office; we don't want you to be out in the cold, snowy weather if we're not available to help you! If you have an immigration-related emergency, contact CWRU Security at 216.368.3300 and dispatch will know how to reach an ISS staff member.

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...AND WE'RE HERE TO HELP!

The staff in ISS, University Counseling Services (UCS), and many, many other student service professionals across our campus are ready to help students through finals and can help them prepare a strategic approach if things have not gone as well as they had hoped.

Connect with your faculty advisor or stop by to see your Navigator for assistance.

Not feeling well? Make an appointment to meet with University Health Service staff.

If you wonder how your academics might affect your immigration status, visit ISS as soon as possible!

The university community is ready to help!

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End of Semester Reminders

Before you leave campus for break, ask yourself these important questions and visit the links if you need to take action:

Do I need to extend your I-20 or DS-2019?

Do I need to transfer your SEVIS Record?

Am I fully prepared to travel during the break so that I can return to campus smoothly?

Do you have more questions that you need help answering?  Get in touch with ISS staff during advising hours before you leave campus.  Keep in mind that ISS closes whenever the university is officially closed. If you ever have doubts about our availability, we strongly recommend that you call the office before planning your visit.

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Important Tax Info: Make Sure You Get Your W-2!

Every year, ALL individuals in F and J status must file taxes- including spouses, young children- even if they haven't earned any income!

The W-2 is a critical document for properly filing taxes. Every year between January and February, the university generates W-2 documents for individuals who have earned income from CWRU.

When your W-2 is generated, it's sent to your Permanent Address as listed in SIS. Please take a moment to verify that your correct Permanent Address is listed in SIS (make any updates as needed by December 15) to ensure that you'll receive your W-2.

If your Permanent Address is current, but you would prefer to have your W-2 sent to another address, it is necessary for you to include that address under the W-2 Override option in SIS no later than December 15. Using the W-2 Override function will maintain the integrity of your Permanent Address information and ensure that you receive your W-2 at the different, preferred address.

Please contact Payroll if you have questions about receiving your W-2.

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Student Global Perspectives


Anna Koch is an international studies & cognitive science major who spent spring semester 2019 studying at Yonsei University in South Korea. She shares how her experience will impact her career, helped her get outside her comfort zone and changed how she thinks about the world in this Global Perspective video.

Campus Events

EVENT

Game Night at KSL - Trivia Edition

Thursday, December 5
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Kelvin Smith Library, Freedman Center, 1st Floor, 11055 Euclid Ave , Cleveland, OH 44106, United States
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Special Edition of Game Night includes classic trivia and winning team walks away with Amazon Gift Cards!

Put away laptops and phones and play old fashioned board games with friends. Refreshments will be provided to keep you fueled and competitive through the night.

For a full list of games offered by KSL can be found here: https://researchguides.case.edu/KSLGameNight

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The Alumni Association of CWRU
Invites Midyear Graduates to 2019 Reception



Linsalata Alumni Center - Foster-Castele Great Hall
11310 Juniper Road
Cleveland, OH 44106

Wellness Breaks

EVENT

Wellness Break

Monday, December 9
11:30am - 1:00pm
Kelvin Smith Library - Dampeer Room - 2nd Floor, 11055 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States
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Chair massages, smoothies, food and chair yoga! Stop by the Kelvin Smith Library to take a quick wellness break, relax and recharge as we near the end of the semester.

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EVENT

Wellness Break

Tuesday, December 10
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kelvin Smith Library - Dampeer Room - 2nd Floor, 11055 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States
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Relaxing activities and snacks! Stop by the Kelvin Smith Library to take a quick wellness break, relax and recharge as we near the end of the semester.

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