International Student Rule Changes Modified

July 14, 2020

To the Campus Community,

I am pleased to share with you that the recently announced rule changes from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) relating to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) have been modified pursuant to a settlement of the Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) legal challenge. While we are waiting for official guidance and information from the government regarding the details of the decision, it appears this settlement agreement may bring positive changes affecting students with F-1 visas. We will provide additional information as details of this action are clarified.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in advocating for our students. To our international students, please know that across the university, we will continue our work to support student success and maintaining momentum toward your degrees.

Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D.