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 Wilder House on HBS campus from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm during the following dates for the spring semester in 2019. Please feel free to drop in to see HuQing for immigration related questions. No appointment is needed.

  • Monday, January 28, 2019
  • Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Monday, February11, 2019
  • Monday, February 25, 2019
  • Monday, March 4, 2019
  • Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Monday, March 25, 2019
  • Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Monday, April 29, 2019

Harvard Law School

Peter O’Meara, HIO Advisor for HLS, holds walk-in office hours for HLS students and scholars in WCC 3015 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the following dates during the spring 2019 semester.  Please feel free to drop by to see Peter with immigration-related questions. No appointment is needed.

• Thursday, January 24, 2019
• Thursday, February 7, 2019
• Thursday, February 21, 2019
• Thursday, March 7, 2019
• Thursday, March 21, 2019
• Thursday, April 4, 2019
• Thursday, April 18, 2019

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 the Student Service Suite in SPH-1 120 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.

•January 3, 2019 – By appointment only
• February 7, 2019 – An OPT Workshop for May 2019 graduates will be held in Kresge G1 from 1 pm to 2 pm.  Additional details are available here.
• February 21, 2019
• March 7, 2019
• March 21, 2019
• April 4, 2019
• April 18, 2019
• May 2, 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 2018.  No appointment is needed.

Location:

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

• January 28, 2019
• February 25, 2019
• March 25, 2019
• April 22, 2019
• May 20, 2019
• June 17, 2019
• July 22, 2019
• August, no office hours
• September 16, 2019
• October 21, 2019
• November 18, 2019
• December 16, 2019

Harvard Medical School Only

Colleen Griffin, the HIO advisor, will hold office hours from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm on the following dates at 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, NRB 238 H, Boston, MA 02115.  Please feel free to drop in to see Colleen. No appointment is needed.

  • January 10, 2019
  • January 24, 2019
  • February 7, 2019
  • February 21, 2019
  • March 7, 2019
  • March 21, 2019
  • April 4, 2019
  • April 18, 2019
  • May 16, 2019
  • June 13, 2019
  • June 27, 2019