Continuing International Students
When a transition was made regarding the method of delivery from in-person to alternative (on-line), many students living in on-campus housing had to move out. Exceptions were granted to international students and several remained on campus for the duration of the term.
International students are faced with difficult decisions as the future of international travel in the short term (between now and the start of the fall term) is unpredictable at best. There are several travel bans, reduced flights, and suspended visa and passport services.
Given these circumstances, the OIE recommends that international students who plan to continue their education in the fall 2020 term think carefully about returning to their homes of record this summer. Our recommendation would be, if possible, that students consider staying in the United States at this time.
We understand that many international students are unable to work on-campus, and several summer internships and co-ops have also been cancelled because of COVID-19. Students in financial distress should contact the OIE to learn more about applying for F-1 economic hardship through the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services. Additionally, we strongly recommend that students experiencing hardship apply for emergency fund assistance through the UW-Stout Dean of Students Office.
UW-Stout has announced that students will experience a combination of face to face, hybrid and online learning in the fall 2020 term. Although an announcement has not yet been made from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, we anticipate continued flexibility regarding students' ability to take a combination of class delivery methods being compliant with the Code of Federal Regulations. As soon as an official announcement is made, we will be providing updates on this site. In addition to checking your Stout email at least once a week for updates, we encourage you to check this page regularly as decisions will be coming very soon.