From: International Student Services
Date: July 13, 2022
Subject: ISS News, July 13, 2022: Travel Signature Requests, Virtual Advising Throughout the Summer, OPT, Campus Happenings, Summer Send-Offs, Good Vibes, and More


July 13, 2022


in this issue:

  1. Chat with ISS Staff During Virtual Advising Hours
  2. CWRU Take Two- ISS Closing Early on Fridays in June & July
  3. Need a Fresh Travel Signature?
  4. Online Workshops Available for your Convenience
  5. Features
  6. Campus Happenings
  7. Other Opportunities
  8. Good Vibes Only


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

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Chat with ISS Staff Online During Advising Hours
We Are Here All Summer

Virtual Advising is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., EST.

If you have a question or concern that you need to address during that time frame, reach out to an advisor through the chat box. The chat box (it looks just like the picture) will be available on our website.

In-person advising is also available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1 to 3 p.m., EST.

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CWRU Take Two- ISS Closing Early on Fridays Through July

CWRU Take Two is back on Fridays through July so staff will be unavailable as of 3 p.m. and appointment times will be adjusted to end earlier in the day as well. Please plan any Friday visits accordingly.

Regular Friday business hours will resume in August.

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Need a Fresh Travel Signature?

If you need a travel signature, don't panic! ISS can help. Read about what to do on our Travel and Reentry pages for F-1 and J-1 students.

You can also request a travel signature using our electronic form here.

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OPT & CPT Workshops

If you're still planning to apply for OPT or CPT, don't forget to complete the required workshop, which goes over in detail the application process, student responsibilities, and other important considerations.  Advisor-led workshops will resume in the Fall and, in the meantime, you can always access and complete an online workshop at your convenience. 

For more information about OPT and CPT, visit our website. Please be sure to very carefully read all of the information there and to contact ISS if you have any additional questions with which staff can assist.


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Campus Happenings

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Party on the Quad

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the annual Party on the Quad Thursday, July 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. Due to construction, this year’s event will be held on the first floor of Tinkham Veale University Center and Freiberger Field.

Food from Bon Appétit Management Co. will be available in the Tinkham Veale University Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Ice cream will be served on Freiberger Field.

The event also will feature music by a DJ, outdoor yard games, raffle prizes and a photo area with props.

Attendees must present their CWRU ID for admission.

The Department of Human Resources and the Staff Advisory Council’s Staff Recognition Committee sponsor Party on the Quad.

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Summer Send-offs, July 23–Aug. 7

The Alumni Association is excited to welcome the incoming Class of 2026. Celebrate with us at one our Summer Send-off programs—in person or virtually. Please join us to connect with CWRU alumni, staff, students and parents as well as meet incoming students and families from your area.

Please join in the conversational meet-up in a city near you or virtually via Zoom. RSVP:

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Safe Ride Continues Year-Round Service

Safe Ride at Case Western Reserve University continues to provide after-hours transportation service to the community seven days a week from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The serviceis open to all students, faculty and staff at Case Western Reserve. All Safe Ride vehicles are driven by security officers.

To request a Safe Ride, visit, call 216.368.3000, or use the CWRU Safe Ride app.

Find more information on the Division of Public Safety website.

Other Opportunities

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Global Rising

Global Cleveland is offering a 9-month program for international newcomers. This program will give you the opportunity to network with other international newcomers and to meet with, as a group, various leaders in our community once a month. The Global Rising Program aims to prepare our region’s foreign-born residents with the skills, knowledge, and tools required to grow and thrive in our community.

The deadline to apply is July 31.

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Cleveland Metroparks Trail Challenge 2022

Welcome to the 2021 Trail Challenge, a guest led program where you discover new trails throughout Cleveland Metroparks on your own, move to better health, discover the wonders of nature, and earn awards along the way! 

Good Vibes Only

During this very challenging time, ISS staff wants you to know that we are thinking about you- hoping you are safe, healthy, staying positive- and sending out good vibes!

In this section, we are including some things that we hope will make you laugh and smile, help you relax, be entertaining, give you something to do, etc.

This is a good vibes only section!

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If you would like to promote your event or opportunity through ISSNews, please make a complete submission (including flyers, images, details, etc.) for consideration by noon on Monday to  ISS cannot guarantee that all submission will appear in the newsletter, as space is limited, but staff will review all timely submissions for consideration.