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 at 781-736-5000.

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

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Drop-In Hours


ISSO offers Drop-In Hours for students with an ISSO advisor on a first-come first-serve basis on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00pm-4:00pm.


How to Schedule an Appointment


Appointments with ISSO advisors are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Students and scholars are welcome to schedule an appointment with an ISSO advisor by making an appointment in-person with the front desk at the ISSO or by calling our office (781.736.3480). We do not schedule appointments via email.

No appointments or Drop-In Hours are available on Wednesdays.


Who is my ISSO advisor?


Undergraduate Students: Gillian Boulay

Graduate Students on F1 visas: Bonnie Ryle

Graduate Students on J visas: Ruth Brigham

Scholars: Ruth Brigham or David Elwell


David C. Elwell - Director, Principal Designated School Official (PDSO), Responsible Officer (RO)

Contact David regarding:

  • scholar advising
  • H-1B petitions
  • Brandeis Davis-UWC Scholars

Ruth Brigham

Assistant Director, Designated School Official (DSO), Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO)

Contact Ruth regarding:

  • J-1 graduate student advising
  • J-1 visa sponsored student advising
  • J-1 visa Academic Training (AT)

Bonnie Ryle

International Student Advisor, Designated School Official (DSO), Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO)

Contact Bonnie regarding:

  • F-1 graduate student advising
  • F-1 graduate change of status (COS) and reinstatement applications
  • F-1 graduate student Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  • F-1 graduate student Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Gillian Boulay

International Student Advisor, Designated School Official (DSO), Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO)

Contact Gillian regarding:

  • undergraduate student advising
  • Wien International Scholars Program
  • undergraduate change of status (COS) and reinstatement applications
  • undergraduate student Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  • undergraduate student Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Emily Stewart

SEVIS/PASS Administrator, Designated School Official (DSO), Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO)

Contact Emily regarding:

  • visa document processing for new and current students (Form I-20, Form DS-2019, etc)
  • statistical student and scholar data

Souad Nejjar

Department Coordinator, Designated School Official (DSO), Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO)

Contact Souad regarding:

  • General Advising for International Students and Scholars
  • Open Doors Host Program
  • Thanksgiving Holiday Host Program