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 to Friday

Main Campus

The HIO is open to the public from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday. 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 (formerly Holyoke 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 Wilder House on HBS campus from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm during the following dates for the spring semester in 2017. Please feel free to drop in to see HuQing for immigration related questions. No appointment is needed.

  • Monday, January 23, 2017
  • Monday, January 30, 2017
  • Monday, February 6, 2017
  • Monday, February 27, 2017
  • Monday, March 6, 2017
  • Monday, March 27, 2017
  • Monday, April 3, 2017
  • Monday, April 10, 2017
  • Monday, April 24, 2017
  • Monday, May 1, 2017

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Elizabeth Capuano,  the HIO advisor for HSPH, will hold walk-in office hours for HSPH students and scholars in Kresge G10 on the following dates.  Walk-in hours are from 10 am to 1 pm.   If you are unable to meet with Elizabeth during walk-in hours and prefer to meet with her at HSPH, please e-mail her directly to discuss afternoon appointment availability.

  • Thursday, February 2, 2017 – There will be a session on F-1 Optional Practical Training from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in Kresge 202A
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017
  • Thursday, March 2, 2017
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017
  • Friday, March 31, 2017 (10 am to noon)
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

Peter O'Meara, HIO Advisor to International Students and Scholars, holds monthly office hours on the second Thursday of each month from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm at the BIDMC.  Office hours at BIDMC will be held on the following dates in 2017:

  • January 12, 2017
  • February 9, 2017 (cancelled due to snow storm)
  • March 9, 2017 (cancelled)
  • April 13, 2017
  • May 11, 2017
  • June 8, 2017
  • July 13, 2017
  • August 10, 2017
  • September 14, 2017
  • October 12, 2017
  • November 9, 2017
  • December 14, 2017

Appointments

To schedule an appointment, e-mail Peter at peter_omeara@harvard.edu with "BIDMC APPOINTMENT" written in the subject line. Appointments are in 20-minute slots starting at 1:20 and ending at 3:40.  It is best to schedule an appointment in advance.  For questions, email or call Peter at 617-496-2819.

Location

BIDMC
109 Brookline Avenue (entrance on 2 Overland Street)
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Directions

109 Brookline Avenue Administrative Offices (or on Google maps: 2 Overland Street Boston, MA 02215)

From the East Campus/West Campus by foot:
1. Walk towards Fenway Park/Kenmore Square area on Brookline Avenue (0.5 miles).
2. Turn left on Overland Street.
3. 2 Overland Street is the first door on your left with the red awning (the sign on the overhead awning says: “109 Brookline Avenue/2 Overland Street”).
4. Use your BIDMC badge to enter the building and take the elevator to the 2nd floor.
5. HIO Office Hours are in Conference Room 2A which is directly across from the elevator. 

From the East Campus/West Campus by shuttle:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Take the MASCO LMA Shuttle (blue shuttle bus) labeled FENWAY.
2. Notify driver that you would like to go to 109 Brookline Avenue.
3. Once on Overland Street, 2 Overland Street is the first door on your left with the red awning (the sign on the overhead awning says: “109 Brookline Avenue/2 Overland Street”).
4. Use your BIDMC badge to enter the building and take the elevator to the 2nd floor.
5. HIO Office Hours are in Conference Room 2A which is directly across from the elevator.

 

Harvard Medical School and Harvard Dental School

Joseph Chen, the HIO advisor, holds monthly office hours from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates in 2017.  No appointment is needed.

  • January 23, 2017
  • February 27, 2017
  • March 27, 2017
  • April 24, 2017
  • May 22, 2017
  • June 19, 2017
  • July 17, 2017
  • August, No Office Hours
  • September 18, 2017
  • October 16, 2017
  • November 13, 2017
  • December 11, 2017

Location

Building C1, Conference Room 639, Harvard Longwood Campus