Office Hours

For your convenience, we offer office hours at various locations around the University. No appointment is needed—just drop in! 

The HIO main office in the Smith Campus Center is open to the public from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday.

Main Campus

The HIO is open to the public from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday. It is closed on weekends and holidays.

University Holidays

Most Harvard offices are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. University offices, banks, post offices, and many stores close in observance of legal holidays. The University usually closes for the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Building Security Procedures

Please be aware that Smith Campus Center security officers will ask all individuals entering the building for their Harvard IDs or evidence of Harvard affiliation. International students, scholars and family members who have just arrived in the United States may present passports and visa documents in order to have access to the HIO or any other offices in Smith Campus Center.

Harvard Business School

HuQing Piemonte, the HIO advisor for HBS, will hold office hours in Spangler, Room 107 on HBS campus from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm during the following dates for the fall semester in 2019. Please feel free to drop in to see HuQing for immigration related questions. No appointment is needed.

  • Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Monday, October 28, 2019
  • Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Monday, November 18, 2019
  • Monday, November 25, 2019

Harvard Law School

Peter O’Meara, HIO Advisor for HLS, holds walk-in office hours for HLS students and scholars in WCC 3012 every other Tuesday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the following dates during the 2019-2020 academic year.  Please feel free to drop by to see Peter with immigration-related questions. No appointment is needed. 

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
  • Tuesday, March  24, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Elizabeth Capuano, the HIO advisor for the Chan School of Public Health, will hold walk-in office hours for HSPH students and scholars in SPH-1 120 (located in the hallway in between the Kresge and FXB Buildings) on the following dates.  Walk-in hours are from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.   If you are unable to meet with Elizabeth during walk-in hours and prefer to meet with her while she is at HSPH, please e-mail her directly to discuss afternoon appointment availability or meeting with her at the HIO in Cambridge.

  • September 12, 2019 - Office hours will be held from 10 am to noon.  An OPT Workshop will be held from 1 pm to 1:50, location to be determined.  This is a workshop for students who will complete their programs in December or January and will receive a May 2020 diploma.
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - Office hours will be held from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Elizabeth will attend the MPH Practice Fair this evening in the Kresge Cafeteria from 5:30 to 6:45.
  • September 26, 2019 - Office hours will be held from 10 am to noon to accommodate HSPH Administrator meetings.
  • October 24, 2019
  • November 7, 2019
  • November 21, 2019 - Office hours will be held from 10 to 11:30, and will resume from 2:00 to 4:00 pm to accommodate HSPH Administrator meetings.
  • December 5, 2019
  • December 19, 2019

BIDMC, HMS, and HSDM

Joseph Chen, the HIO advisor, holds monthly office hours from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the following dates in 2019.  No appointment is needed.

Location:

240 Longwood Ave, HMS Quad, Building C1, Conference Room 639

  • September 16, 2019
  • October 21, 2019
  • November 18, 2019
  • December 16, 2019

Harvard Medical School Only

Colleen Griffin, an HIO advisor, will hold office hours from 9:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the following dates at 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, NRB 330, Boston, MA 02115.  Please feel free to drop in to see Colleen. No appointment is needed.

  • September 26, 2019
  • October 10, 2019
  • October 24, 2019
  • November 7, 2019
  • November 21, 2019
  • December 5, 2019
  • December 19, 2019