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COVID Updates and FAQs

The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) continues to monitor events surrounding the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. We understand that this might be a very difficult time for you and your families, and that you probably have a number of unique questions and concerns, whether you are on campus or abroad this semester. We hope that you are safe and healthy, and that you are taking all necessary precautions to avoid health risks.

To ensure that you stay informed on current information, we will update the OISS Frequently Asked Questions as soon as we receive new guidance from the University and federal agencies.

You can also visit the OISS messaging webpage to read all of the COVID-19 and return to campus emails sent to the international student and scholar community at UD.

The University continues to update a dedicated COVID-19 resource page to help you stay updated and safe. Questions may be emailed to

The University has started to plan for the Spring, so please visit the Winter/Spring 2021 resource page for details about the remainder of the academic year. Questions about academic programs should be directed to your advisor or program director.

OISS is serving students and scholars virtually. All OISS programs and services are operating in an online format for the 20-21 academic year. Our immigration advisors and front desk team are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to answer your questions or to schedule an appointment over Zoom. Contact OISS at (302) 831-2115 or For an emergency during non business hours please call (302) 831-2222.