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.

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. 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 Fall OPT Application Questions

An HIO Advisor-on-Call will be available via Zoom on Thursdays from 12:00pm -1:00pm Eastern Standard Time for students with Fall OPT application questions. This service is offered via Zoom on a first-come, first-serve basis.  To access the Fall OPT Advisor-on-Call waiting room during these times, please click or save the meeting link below:

Meeting Link 

Password: HIOZoom

Virtual Office Hours for Harvard College

Jessica Heffernan, HIO Advisor for Harvard College, holds remote office hours for College students via Zoom every Tuesday from 11:00AM – 12:30 PM ET and every Wednesday from 9:00PM – 10:00PM ET during the Fall 2020 semester.  Please feel free to log on to see Jessica with immigration-related questions.  No appointment is needed.

Note: Jessica will not be holding office hours on October 27, October 28, November 11 and November 25.

Meeting Link
Passcode: HIOCollege

Virtual Office Hours for Harvard Graduate School of Education

Colleen Griffin, HIO Advisor for HGSE students, hosts virtual office hours via Zoom every other Wednesday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST, on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, October 7
  • Wednesday, October 21
  • Wednesday, November 4
  • Wednesday, November 18
  • Wednesday, December 2

Please contact Colleen Griffin directly for the Zoom link and password.

Virtual Office Hours for Harvard Kennedy School

Briana Gerrish, HIO Advisor for HKS students, hosts virtual office hours via Zoom on Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST, on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, October 14
  • Wednesday, October 21
  • Wednesday, October 28
  • Wednesday, November 18
  • Wednesday, November 25
  • Wednesday, December 2
  • Wednesday, December 9

Please contact Briana Gerrish directly for the Zoom link and password.

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 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST on the following dates during the Fall 2020 semester.  Please feel free to log on to see Peter with immigration-related questions.  No appointment is needed.

Meeting Link

Password: HIOPOM

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020
  • Tuesday, October 13
  • Tuesday, October 27
  • Tuesday, November 10
  • Tuesday, November 24
  • Tuesday, December 8