Coronavirus Information for International Students
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We share your concerns for your health, safety, and welfare. As you are aware, events are happening quickly and the situation regarding COVID-19 is constantly evolving. This page was created to help international students with changes/updates to campus issues as well as your immigration concerns.  



  • Coronavirus Information from SUNY New Paltz
    SUNY New Paltz Coronavirus website 

    Be sure to check your hawkmail email address for updated information; you can also view the latest campus information and updates regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) on this website.

  • International Student Services Office:  

    In support of international efforts to keep people healthy, all our advising will be conducted via email (see contact list below for email address) and we will NOT be meeting with people face-to-face at this time.  We are available via email at  

    Many of our services are directly accessible by making a request through our website: (including, Program Extensions, OPT, Travel Signatures, Letter Requests, Transfer out, and many more)  

  • Contact information for the International Student Services Office:  

    Dual Diploma students, contact Kathy Geher at
    ESL, contact 
    Exchange and Visiting students, contact Cindy Cullen at 
    I-20 Issuance, contact Jennie Castro at
    IIB students, contact Jeff Pollard at 
    International Admissions, contact 
    OPT/STEM students, contact Martha Tait-Watkins at 
    Technical issues with accessing OPT Portal, My ISS Portal, contact Alyssa Fasano at 

    All other inquiries please email

  • Required Spring 2020 International Student Survey

    Please make sure to complete the Spring 2020 International Student Survey.  Collecting this information will help the International Student Services Office ensure that we are giving you the best, individualized information and advice related to your visa status, your studies, and any potential refund information we receive from the administration.   



  • The Student Health Center is open and is available to see students who are sick.   Please call first to arrange an appointment:  845-257-3400.   

  • The Psychological Counseling Center is available to provide services to students.  Helpful information is available on their website.  To speak with a counselor please call them at 845-257-2920. 

  • The Career Resources Center is available to help students refine their resumes, search for jobs and internships and prepare for careers.  In addition they  are still meeting with students through virtual appointments.  Please visit their website for additional information about all the virtual services they are offering.  

  • The International Student Health Insurance provides on-line counseling for any student who may feel anxious or nervous for any reason.  UnitedHealthcare StudentResources provides a convenient way for you to speak to a licensed counselor.  Visit their website for additional information about these services.