As an F-1 visa holder studying at HPU, it is your responsibility to understand and comply with the terms of your immigration status. Immigration laws and regulations can be confusing, and this guide is not meant to be the final authority on matters relating to your immigration status, but a starting point to help you understand how to stay in lawful status and get the most of your opportunities afforded to you as a non-immigrant student.
A violation of immigration laws or regulations (for example, failing to maintain a full-time credit load or engaging in unauthorized employment) could jeopardize your F-1 status and legal stay in the U.S., as well as provide roadblocks and complications for employment or future U.S. visa requests.
Review this information carefully and contact your Designated School Official or the Office of Global Education if you have questions. HPU’s Designated School Officials are listed below. The Office of Global Education is located in Cottrell Hall.
- Study in the States
- Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)
- F-1 Maintenance Quick Reference
- Guide to Obtaining a Social Security Number
- Guide to Obtaining On-Campus Employment
- Guide to Obtaining an NC Driver’s License
- OPT Application Checklist
Designated School OfficialsHPU officials responsible for reporting and updating information to the USCIS about an F-1 student’s situation.
|Dr. Jeffrey Palis|
Director of Global Education
Principal Designated School Official
office: +1 (336) 841-9636
|Mr. Blair Brown|
Recruiter, Graduate Programs
office: +1 (336)-841-9388
|Ms. Kristen Cruz|
Global Education Coordinator
office: +1 (336) 841-9471
|Mr. Chris Ferguson|
Study Abroad Advisor
office: +1 (336) 841-9051
|Mr. Jim Smith|
Director of International Enrollment
office: +1 (336) 841-9144
|Ms. Heidi Waibel|
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
office: +1 (336) 841-4567