Current International Students: ICE Guidelines Rescinded

On July 6, 2020, The White House issued guidelines that would seriously affect international students' immigration status should students need to take all online courses or if the university was ordered to close quickly due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Yesterday, a U.S. federal judge ordered that these policies revert to the "status quo" policy that was issued on March 6 that allowed international students to take all online courses in the United States, if the university required.

This is very good news for our international student community and the University as it will allow students to stay in the United States no matter what the circumstances for the fall 2020 semester. We are still awaiting official guidelines from Immigration and Citizenship Enforcement (ICE) and the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP), so we will share this information with you as the details become available.

As always, the Center for Global Engagement is here to assist you with any questions or concerns as they arise. In the meantime, thank you for your patience with this process.

Joe DeCrosta, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for Global Engagement

Action Required of All Students

Inform Duquesne of your plans via our International Student Fall 2020 by 30 July 2020: Take the Survey!

  • If you have already completed the survey but wish to change your plans, please complete the survey again.
  • Completing the survey does not commit you to anything, but it does help Duquesne to plan how to assist you during fall 2020.

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