Office Hours

Please note, until further notice the HIO is closed for walk ins and in person office hours or appointments. You may connect with an HIO Advisor through daily virtual advisor on call sessions, office hours with your HIO advisor, or by making an appointment. Please contact your HIO advisor directly for more information, or email internationaloffice@harvard.edu.

Daily, Virtual Drop in Hours with the HIO:

Virtual Advisor-on-Call for General Questions for all Students and Scholars

An HIO Advisor-on-Call will be available via Zoom Monday – Friday from 9:00 -10:00am and 4:00 - 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time, excluding holidays. This service is offered via Zoom on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is intended for international students and scholars with quick questions.  To access the Advisor-on-Call waiting room during these times, please click or save the meeting link below:

Meeting Link 

Password: HIOZoom

If you would like to set up a regular 30-minute appointment to speak with the HIO Advisor for your School or Department, you may make an appointment online or contact your HIO Advisor directly.

Virtual Advisor-on-Call for OPT Questions

An HIO Advisor-on-Call will be available during the following times to assist with general OPT questions, primarily for students graduating this May 2021 and applying for OPT. This service is offered via Zoom on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is intended for international students and scholars with quick questions.  To access the Advisor-on-Call waiting room during these times, please click or save the meeting link below:

Meeting Link 

Password: HIOZoom

OPT Drop-in Hours will run until Friday, April 30, 2021: 


Monday, March 8 – Friday, April 30, 2021 
Tuesdays:  12:00pm -1:00pm

Fridays: 3:00pm -4:00pm

 

School Specific Office Hours:

Virtual Office Hours for Harvard College

Jessica Heffernan, HIO Advisor for Harvard College, holds remote office hours for College students via Zoom every Wednesday from 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST and every Thursday from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST during the Spring 2021 semester.  Please feel free to log on to see Jessica with immigration-related questions.  No appointment is needed.

Meeting Link
Password: HIOCollege

  • Note there will be no office hours March 4, 2021.

Virtual Office Hours for Harvard Kennedy School

Spring 2021 Office Hour dates TBD.  Please contact Briana Gerrish directly.

Virtual Office Hours for Harvard Law School

Peter O’Meara, HIO Advisor for HLS, holds remote office hours for HLS students and scholars via Zoom every other Tuesday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST on the following dates during the Spring 2021 semester.  Please feel free to log on to see Peter with immigration-related questions.  No appointment is needed.

Meeting Link
Password: HIOPOM

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021
  • Tuesday, February 9
  • Tuesday, February 23
  • Tuesday, March 9
  • Tuesday, March 23
  • Tuesday, April 6
  • Tuesday, April 20
  • Tuesday, May 4
  • Tuesday, May 18