Email: OIA@pratt.edu (recommended method of contact)
Location: Myrtle Hall 2-E5, Brooklyn campus (Second Floor, across from Human Resources)
Fall/Spring Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
We are closed on holidays and breaks according to the academic calendar
Reception: (718) 636-3674 – please note our phone line services are limited to basic reception only, while individual professional 1:1 case advising is available on email, Zoom drop-in, or in-person appointment
CONTACTING US IN WRITING
We generally recommend asking immigration questions to us at OIA@pratt.edu from your Pratt email account because:
- we can provide you useful and/or necessary electronic resources
- you will have the information for your records to refer back to
- we can look up your personal academic and SEVIS details if needed
- you can follow up with any additional questions about the topic at your convenience, without having to repeat details
TDS STUDENT PORTAL PILOT
We are currently in transition to full use of the TDS Student Portal. Students should login to the TDS Student Portal to access the most recent list of pilot immigration requests and the pilot request approvers. Any technical concerns, please contact OIA@pratt.edu
TALKING WITH A DESIGNATED SCHOOL OFFICIAL (DSO) – INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADVISEMENT OPTIONS
Option 1: Daily Zoom Drop-In
Ten minute 1:1 Zoom consultation
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 3-4pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 10-11am
Please arrive in the Zoom waiting room by the half hour mark and be aware you may need to wait your turn.
Option 2: Scheduled Appointment
Twenty minute 1:1 in-person or Zoom consultation
Booked in advance under OnePratt Resources (registered students only)
In-person appointments are held at Brooklyn campus, Myrtle Hall 2-E5
Option 3: PMC Quick Questions
Basic Q&A on a walk-in basis at Manhattan campus
Monday and Wednesdays: 1-4pm, PMC Room 706D
READING OUR UPDATES
Please check your Pratt email regularly for important and time-sensitive updates. Our emails will come from OIA@pratt.edu, to your Pratt email. If you cannot keep control of your inbox, you need to routinely search for messages from OIA as the sender. It is your individual responsibility to maintain your own F-1 status and monitor for important updates or messages from OIA, as immigration procedures can change rapidly.
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Watch out for Scams! Scams are all over the place and Pratt international students fall victim regularly. Pratt will never call or email you asking for money transfer. Be wary of job offers that come from nowhere, they are usually scams.
Also, if your home country “police” call your U.S cell phone from a legitimate U.S. or home country number, immediately hang up and block the number immediately. Contact OIA as needed and do not engage with the callers, as this is a very known and effective scam that involves spoofing real phone numbers and realistic documentation.
Zoila Dennigan, Receptionist
Bingjing Dong, Senior International Student Advisor
Elizabeth Mallard, Associate Director
Allison Nichols, Associate Director
Yuhan Nie, Senior International Student Advisor
Kristin Oberheide, Director
Mia Schleifer, Associate Director
Siani Smith, International Student Advisor
All team members should be contacted via OIA@pratt.edu. We work as a team, look forward to assisting you, and we welcome your feedback.