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Important Changes to Hours of Operation

The OISS (and many offices at PCC) will be closed on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

The Office of International Student Services (OISS) welcomes you!

The OISS puts F-1 international students at the center of all we do! We connect with prospective students to inform them about the many opportunities at PCC. We also assist with the admissions process and give them a great start to their academic path via the New International Student Week each term. We provide guidance to current international students in maintaining their F-1 visa status while studying, during Optional Practical Training, and in the transfer process. In addition, we bring international and domestic students together through our robust student life activities and events as well as the many student leadership positions we offer. The OISS support extends to PCC faculty and staff as well. — Check out these web pages for helpful information and contact us with any questions you might have. Our staff have extensive experience in global education and look forward to connecting with you!

Contact us




In Person Office Hours:

  • Rock Creek (Building 3, Room 223)
    • Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5pm
    • Closed for lunch 12pm – 1pm, daily
  • Sylvania (CC-215)
    • Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5pm
    • Closed for lunch 12pm – 1pm, daily
  • Southeast (SCOMM 119)
    • Monday – Thursday : 9am – 5pm
    • Closed for lunch 1pm – 2pm

Remote Office Hours (reach us via phone and email):

  • Monday – Thursday: 8am – 5pm
  • Friday: 8am – 4pm
More information in translation:

Arabic Study in the USA linkEnglish Study in the USA pageSpanish Study in the USA linkFrench Study in the USA link


Japanese Study in the USA link Korean Study in the USA linkRussian Study in the USA linkVietnamese Study in the USA link


Chinese Study in the USA link


This page is maintained by the OISS Director.

Current Events

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  • 911 for emergency police or medical assistance (on or off campus)
  • +1-971-722-4444 for Campus Public Safety (on campus)
  • +1-971-209-2033 to reach the Office of International Student Services if you have an urgent legal or immigration issue
  • 988 for National Suicide Hotline
  • 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) for National Sexual Assault Hotline
  • 1-888-235-5333 for Call to Safety (Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault)
  • 1-877-565-8860 for Trans Lifeline
  • 1-866-488-7386 for Trevor Project (LGBTQ Support)