Emergency After Hours

In case of an emergency after normal office hours that affects the health and safety of a Brandeis student or scholar, please contact the Brandeis University Office of Public Safety emergency line at 781-736-3333.

Ask to have an ISSO staff member contacted regarding the emergency.

Finding the ISSO

Our office is located in Kutz Hall, Room 215.  Kutz Hall is located in the North Quad.

Once you have entered campus, take the right up the hill on the loop road, past the large Science Complex.

Continue past the Castle, which will appear on your left. Once you arrive to the fork in the road, take the left.

The Usdan Student Center will be on your left.  Take the right up the steep road (if you are driving) or the stairs which are directly in front of Usdan (if you are walking).

The Kutz Hall is located behind the parking lot.  Once you enter the building, take the staircase directly to your left and we are the first door on your left.

Contact Us


Drop-In Hours

ISSO offers drop-in advising sessions with an ISSO advisor on a first-come first-serve basis Tuesday-Friday from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Please note, there are no drop-in hours on Mondays.

Schedule an Appointment

Appointments with ISSO advisors are available Monday-Friday from 11:00am-4:00pm.

Students and scholars are welcome to schedule an appointment in person at the ISSO front desk, by emailing isso@brandeis.edu, or by calling the front desk (781-736-3480). We do not make same-day appointments.

Who is my ISSO advisor?

Kathleen McCarthy (Advisor for students last name A-I)

Naoko Kotoge (Advisor for students last name J-O)

Jingwen Yan (Advisor for students last name P-Z)

Amanda An (On leave)

Scholars on J, H-1B and TN visas and F-1 OPT: Jodi HaneltKathleen McCarthy