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Fall 2020 Hours

PUBLIC HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12 noon and 1 – 3 pm CST (by appointment only).

To make an appointment, please email or call 205-348-5402.

Whether contacting us by phone or email, please be sure to include your name and CWID (if known) with your inquiry.


Virtual Advising: Monday – Friday, 11 am – 4:45 pm 

Advising is offered virtually, Monday through Friday, 11:00 am – 4:45 pm CST via Zoom.

Spring 2021 Guidance

Announced on September 30, 2020, UA will continue on-site, in-person instruction for the Spring 2021 Semester, with minor changes to the academic calendar.  Classes will begin on Wednesday, January 13, 2020.


At this time, International Student & Scholar Services is awaiting updated guidance from the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regarding Spring 2021, but it is ISSS’s expectation that the Fall 2020 Guidance established on July 24 will continue for the Spring 2021 Semester.  ISSS will update the Coronavirus Page immediately once SEVP posts new guidance.

Entry Ban Updates – JULY 16 

Please see our Entry Ban section for guidance regarding current COVID-19 Entry Bans from ChinaIranEuropean Schengen ZoneUK and Ireland, and Brazil.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Mailing Address

The University of Alabama
International Student & Scholar Services
Box 870254
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0254

Physical Address

International Student & Scholar Services
400 McCorvey Drive
105 BB Comer Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0254