Virtual Advising and Document Processing

International Students,

 We hope your online classes are going well while you stay safe and healthy. As you know, although the physical campus is mostly closed, the Office of International Affairs is still open for business as usual and very accessible, even though we are teleworking.  

 We wanted to give an update on how we will be proceeding with advising, processing documents, and communications. Our virtual doors are open, phone lines available, and all staff can be reached via email and/or telephone. Please feel free to reach out to us at or (573)341-4208.

 Virtual Advising

You can now schedule advising appointments with staff members of International Affairs through S&T Connect. After you schedule the appointment you will be sent a Zoom meeting invite. If you would like to review documents during your appointment, please be sure to email a copy of the documents to your advisor before your appointment begins.   

 You can schedule appointments with the following staff members: 

  • Immigration Related Topics:  Shawna Holle, Shari Hill, Amy Smith, Sarah White 
  • Sponsored Student Services: Eleanor Chapman, Jodi Hasekamp,
  • Health Insurance: Rhonda Sherman, Susan Potrafka 
  • Study Abroad: Phaze Roeder, Susan Potrafka 
  • Intensive English Program: Dr. Thu Tran, Eleanor Chapman 

 For detailed instructions on scheduling an appointment through S&T Connect, click here

 Submitting Documents 

Forms required by our office can be submitted electronically by emailing We will accept electronic signatures and academic advisor approval through email. Electronic copies of our office forms are available here

 I-20 Endorsed for Travel

If you need your I-20 endorsed for travel, please complete this Travel Request Form and email it to If you need to travel while classes are still in session during Spring 2020, the academic advisor signature is waived. Students are not required to obtain an academic advisor signature on the Travel Request Form for summer session travel. We will coordinate shipping your I-20 to you with the travel endorsement.

Thank you again for your patience as we work hard to ensure all our students' needs are satisfied. We miss you all and look forward to hearing from you soon.

With best regards,

Amy E. Smith
Manager, International Student Services
International  Affairs
103 Norwood Hall, 320 W 12th Street Rolla, MO 65409-0160
573-341-4208 |573-341-4024|

Meet your International Student Advisor

Ms. Amy Smith:

last/family names starting with: A-J, Z

Ms. Shawna Holle:

Last/family names starting with: K-y

  • Office Hours
  • Walk-In Advising Hours
  • Make an Appointment with Your Advisor

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

International Affairs (IA) is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and on designated holidays**.  

**Designated holidays are as follows: New Year's Day (January 1) / Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 19) / Memorial Day (May 28) / Independence Day (July 4) / Labor Day (September 3) / Thanksgiving (November 22-23) / Christmas Day through New Year's Day (December 25 - January 1) and other days as may be designated by the President.

Walk-In Advising Hours

We offer 15 minute walk-in sessions daily starting at 2:30 p.m. and accepting the last sign-in at 3:45 p.m. 

Make an Appointment with Your Advisor

To schedule a meeting with your International Student Advisor outside the walk-in hours, or for longer than 15 minutes, please choose one of the following:

  1. Schedule an appointment by phoning IA front desk at 341-4208.
  2. Schedule an appointment via S&T Connect on Canvas (click on the button below). 

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