June 14, 2021: The University is following CDC Guidelines for international travel.

For those not fully vaccinated, a 7-day self-quarantine is required. Unvaccinated students will be able to self-quarantine at Bishop Hall.

A negative test result does not constitute an early release for self-quarantine. All international arrivals are required to test (PCR or Antigen) 3 - 5 days after arrival. Please contact our office at oisss@tamuk.edu with any questions about these guidelines. 

Fall 2021 Options for New Students: If you were admitted for Fall 2021, but are unable to travel to the U.S., you may still have an opportunity to join our university!

Guidance on Travel Restrictions: If you have received your F-1 student visa and plan to enter the U.S. earlier than August 1, 2021, you will need to contact your local U.S. Embassy to request a National Interest Exception (NIE) prior to your travel.

You may find guidance directly from the U.S. Embassy in India on how to make this request on their website: National Interest Exception Frequently Asked Questions
**Please note that the university cannot make this request on behalf of students. F-1 visa holders must make the request directly and wait to receive a response from the U.S. Embassy prior to travel.

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To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that students submit their requests via email to OISSS@tamuk.edu.

Students may also request a Virtual Advising Session with an International Student Advisor on various topics Monday - Friday, from 9am - 4pm.

For emergency situations, please contact University Police Department at 361-593-2611.

We appreciate your patience and encourage students to practice social distancing and remain safe during this time.