Halladay Student Services Building Room 104
Students are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate email below that relates to their situation. Copying multiple emails when contacting the ISSS may lead to delays in responding.
Current students: Intl.Stu@tamuc.edu
New students: New.Intl@tamuc.edu
OPT students: OPT@tamuc.edu
OPT STEM Extension and Cap Gap Extension students: OPTExtension@tamuc.edu
8am to 5pm Monday through Friday
The ISSS provides advising hours for students who may have general questions or concerns. Students may also call the ISSS at 903-886-5097 or Skype TAMUCISSO during advising times with general advising questions or concerns:
Advising hours will be canceled during all ISSS sponsored event (for example- check-in and welcome, international coffee hour, travel signature week, Intl Education Week) and during semester breaks. Be sure to review our Calendar of Events.
(No Advising on Wednesday)
The Office of International Student & Scholar Services or ISSS is part of the Office of Global Programs.
It is the mission of the ISSS to serve the international students, scholars, and their family members at our university and to enhance the global awareness of the Texas A&M University- Commerce community. Our goal is to assist international students and scholars in their transition to life in the United States and at Texas A&M University- Commerce, and to assist them in maintaining their immigration status. We strive at the ISSS to provide services necessary to meet the special needs of international students and scholars, and to provide programs that will promote cultural exchange with our international population, the university, and the surrounding community.
Ginger joined the Office of International Student & Scholar Services in August of 2015. Originally from the Houston, Texas area, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Sam Houston State University. Ginger began teaching in the English Language Institute at A&M-Commerce in 2012 and received a Masters of English with an emphasis on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from A&M-Commerce in 2015. During her tenure in the ELI, she realized how much she enjoyed teaching and working with international students. As the Interim Director, Ginger is passionate about helping new international students transition to life here at A&M-Commerce. She enjoys reading, playing the flute, taking long road trips with her family, and watching movies. Designated School Official for F Program
Dawn joined the office of International Student & Scholar Services in May of 2013. Originally from the North East, Texas area, she is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Dawn began as an Administrative Assistant in the English Language Institute at Texas A&M-Commerce in 2012, at which during this time she realized the joys of the International sector, and enjoyed helping the new International students at Texas A&M University-Commerce. She is now the International Student Advisor. Dawn enjoys cooking, DIY crafts, adventures with her family.
Students needing to contact the ISSS outside of our regular business hours or during the holiday breaks when the university is closed may contact the University Police Department at 903-886-5868. UPD will follow-up with an ISSS staff members in emergency situations.
Emergency situations may include an international student being detained at port of entry when attempting to re-enter the U.S. or a medical emergency. Students experiencing a medical emergency will first need to contact emergency services by calling 911 and then follow-up with the ISSS at a later time when appropriate. Emergency situations do not include students who fail to follow normal application procedures when requesting assistance from the ISSS.