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Rebecca Hollinger

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International End of Year Party

All are invited to the International End of Year Party! We will be recognizing international seniors, Waseda & Pathway students, and exchange students. Come to celebrate the end of the term with friends and enjoy some refreshments. Hors d’oeuvres from Mai’s Deli, India Darbar, and Alegria Mexicana will be served!

The party will be held on Friday, June 3 at 5 pm in WCC Eschu Hurvis.

*Masks are required for this indoor event.

Spring Break Activities with ISS!

All are invited to join ISS in the spring break fun! Follow the link below to register.

Ultimate Frisbee | Thursday, March 18

Chess Tournament [ Virtual ]   | Friday, March 19

Limbo Evening | Saturday, March 20

Picnic Day!  | Sunday, March 21

Mini Golf | Monday, March 22

Hiking! (Spiritual & Religious Life) | Tuesday, March 23

Treasure Hunt | Wednesday, March 24

Business Idea Pitch | Thursday, March 25

Mystery Sport Event! | Friday, March 26

Giant Jenga Night | Saturday, March 27

Click here to register for events!

Virtual Campfire

Campfire stories not only bring people together but are also a great way to learn about each other. The culture you were raised in plays a big part in the kind of stories you hear over the years and we think having students from around the world share their campfire stories would be a great way to learn about other people and their culture. We will have international students share their stories but we also hope you have a campfire story you would like to share! So, make sure to dim the lights, grab a warm drink, and get ready to hear unique stories from around the world.

All are invited to join International Student Services at the Virtual Campfire this Sunday, February 21 at 8pm (CT) on Zoom!

Please contact if you have any questions.

Lunar New Year 2021

Happy Lunar New Year!

We will be virtually celebrating the year of the Ox this year on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 7pm (CT) with Chinese Student Association, Korean Culture Club, Lawrence International, Pan-Asian Organization, and Vietnamese Culture Organization.  The livestream link will be posted at  

In addition to our virtual streaming, we will have grab-n-go bags of cultural snacks and activities (in lieu of our traditional cultural expo booths) available to students and employees starting on the evening of February 11.  Bags will be located in the lobby of each residence hall as well as in the Conservatory (lower Shattuck Lobby), Warch Campus Center (in front of Pusey Room), Diversity & Intercultural Center, and International House.  There are a limited number of bags and they will picked up on a first come/first serve basis (limit, one per person please) so be sure to pick one up early!

If you have any questions please email or

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Badminton Clash!

ISS and Wellness Services have come up with Winter Badminton Clash – A friendly badminton tournament in which everyone can participate.  

Details of the event:

Deadline for Registration – Thursday January 28th, 2021 Midnight!!

Tournament Date : January 30th and January 31st

Venue : Wellness Center 

Limited Slots : 32 slots for singles and 16 slots for doubles.

Format: Group Stage, Knock Out, Quarter Final, Semi Final, Finals. 

Once you register by the time slots get filled, you will be sent an email with a confirmation of your spot and the fixtures. Register now with the link below! Registration Link :

Poster Info:

ISS & Wellness Services Present

Winter Badminton Clash

Only the determined will succeed. Do you dare join?

One on One & Two on Two

January 30 (Saturday) – January 31 (Sunday)

Register Now! Limited Slots!

Immigration in the U.S. with David Ware

The Global Employees of Lawrence (GEL) Employee Resource Group is sharing this opportunity open to all Lawrence students, faculty, and staff hosted online by the College of Wooster:

Immigration in the U.S:

Immigration in the United States is an ever-changing, complex system that influences the lives of everyone—both citizens and non-citizens alike. Join David Ware, immigration attorney and founding partner of Ware Immigration on Tuesday, October 27 from 5:00-6:30PM EST (4:00-5:30PM CST) to learn about immigration policies, trends in immigration and what we can hope for in the future. This event is sponsored by the College of Wooster with funding from the Great Lakes College Association’s (GLCA) Internationalization Initiatives grant. To register for the event, please click here. Following your registration, you will be sent the link to the Zoom session. 

Please contact Leah McSorley ( with any questions.

We hope that you can join!

Immigration Update on Presidential Proclamation 9983 known as “Expanded Travel Ban”

On January 31, 2020, Proclamation 9983 expanded the existing Travel Ban initiated by President Trump’s Executive Order 13780 and subsequent Proclamation 9645 in September 2017.  This new proclamation places immigrant visa and entry restrictions on six additional countries effective February 21, 2020: Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.  International students are considered non-immigrant visa types, and therefore not considered “restricted” by the new ban.  The countries affected by the previous travel ban, which remain in effect, and in many cases do include both immigrant and non-immigrant visa categories, are Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia.  

International students (F-1/J-1 visas), students with global backgrounds, and any Lawrence student who may be impacted by the recent or previous proclamations or the health-related travel restrictions to/from China, (referenced by Vice President Card in the email sent on February 5,)  are encouraged to consult with Leah McSorley, Associate Dean of Students for International Student Services, prior to planning any travel outside of the United States.  Additionally, free consultations provided by a local immigration attorney are available on February 14, 2020 and can be scheduled by contacting

All students are encouraged to understand their constitutional rights while residing inside the United States.  The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) will be providing and educational presentation about the rights afforded by the U.S. constitution on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. in the Cinema.  This event, sponsored by the Diversity and Intercultural Center and International Student Services, is free and open to the public.

Lawrence University is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from around the world.  Lawrence does not discriminate based on citizenship status nor country of origin and is committed to providing an equitable education experience for all students. Our campus welcomes students with global backgrounds including those raised in the United States.  Over 230 students representing 53 countries are members of the Lawrence community and we continue to value their presence and contributions to campus.


Leah McSorely, Ed.D.
Associate Dean of Students for International Student Services

Curt Lauderdale
Dean of Students