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COVID-19 Vaccine for BYU International Students

Dear Students,

As you may have heard, the governor of Utah has now declared that starting next Wednesday all adults in the state of Utah can receive the COVID-19 vaccination. This includes all international students as well and the Student Health Center has reached out to us to make sure that you all receive this information. You can now go to the following website to schedule an appointment at the Health Center:

https://health.byu.edu/covid19-vaccine

We encourage you to take advantage of this and stay safe!

Best,
BYU International Student and Scholar Services

COVID-19

  • The International Student and Scholar Services office is now open at our normally scheduled hours. We understand how difficult these times are for you and we are committed to continuing to provide holistic advisement to you.
  • Advisors are available to answer any questions or concerns via phone, zoom, email, or in-person appointments. If you need to make an appointment with your advisor directly, please contact them or the ISSS office at (801) 422-2695 or via email at intloff@byu.edu.
  • Many of the questions can be answered in the links below. Further, please continue to regularly consult BYU’s Coronavirus information page for the most up to date information on the university’s response to the situation:

Updated Travel Tips during COVID-19

  • For updated travel tips during COVID-19 once you receive the vaccine, please visit the following link:

Warning to Students: SEVIS Scam


The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has been made aware of a spoofing scam involving individuals using the SEVP Response Center (SRC) phone numbers (703-603-3400 and 800-892-4829) and claiming to be SRC representatives. The fraudulent callers are inquiring about Form I-94 documents and asking students to provide information regarding monetary transactions.

We are urging you to follow up with your international students to ensure they don’t fall victim to this dangerous scam. If you or one of your students encounter, or are a victim of this spoof call, you are encouraged to report the incident to the HSI tip line. If you are unsure about the validity of a call from an SEVP official, you can also reach out to your designated SEVP field representative.

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • SEVP officials will NEVER ask stakeholders to provide credit/debit card/gift card numbers, wire transfers, or bank routing numbers, or to make bitcoin deposits for any purpose.
  • NEVER divulge personal or financial information to unknown callers.
  • Report all suspicious calls to the HSI tip line and if you are unsure about the validity of a call from SEVP officials reach out to your designated SEVP field representative.

If you have any additional questions regarding this matter, please contact the SEVP Response Center at 703-603-3400 or 800 892 4829, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, except federal holidays.

Winter 2021 Updates

We have been anxiously waiting to hear from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program regarding F-1 students and the Winter 2021 semester. While we are still waiting to see an official memo, it was reported in the news (and we have confirmed) that the guidance given on March 9th will still remain in effect for Winter semester.

We aspire to provide holistic advisement to our international students and scholars so that they may successfully achieve their educational goals.
Vision Statement
BYU International Student and Scholar Services provides personal, cultural and academic advisement while assisting students and scholars in maintaining their lawful status so that they may have an enriching and successful BYU experience.
Mission Statement

University Statement on Fostering an Enriched Environment

"The Mission of Brigham Young University – founded, supported, and guided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – is to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life. That assistance should provide a period of intensive learning in a stimulating setting where a commitment to excellence is expected and the full realization of human potential is pursued."

To this end, the University seeks qualified students of various talents and backgrounds, including geographic, educational, cultural, ethnic, and racial, who relate together in such a manner that they are “no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.” It is the University’s judgment that providing educational opportunities for a mix of students who share values based on the gospel of Jesus Christ and come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences is an important educational asset to BYU.

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By Tad Walch
June 12, 2020 09:28 AM
Joint op-ed published by President Russell M. Nelson, President Derrick Johnson, Leon Russell and the Rev. Amos C. Brown
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