The weather in Columbus seems to follow Franklin’s academic calendar: after some surprisingly cold days in the last weeks of Winter Trimester, hot weather has returned for the start of Summer Trimester this week!
First, congratulations to our new graduates! Tonight you will join the ranks of Franklin alumni and accomplish a major life achievement. We in OISP have enjoyed working with you throughout your time at Franklin, and we wish you all the best in your next endeavors! For those of you pursuing OPT employment post-graduation, we will continue to support you and help you maintain your F-1 immigration status through the end of your 60-day OPT grace period.
Second, we send warm greetings to our newest Franklin students! It was lovely to see and meet you at our summer orientation on May 4, and we hope that you are adapting well to your classes that started this week. If you have any questions or are having any difficulties adjusting to the US or life in Columbus, please let us know; we are here to help! Also, if you have not yet scheduled an appointment to meet your academic advisor, we encourage you to call 614.797.4700 to reserve an appointment time.
We want to remind F-1 students that we will be updating your SEVIS records over the next few weeks. As we announced in February, Franklin will now only grant break/vacation terms for Summer Trimesters. More details about this policy are available on our blog. In addition, beginning for Winter 2017, Franklin began focusing our admissions of F-1 status students to specific programs. Together, these policies help the University concentrate on offering face-to-face courses when F-1 students need them.
Finally, if you will be traveling outside the US during the summer break, please review travel information on our blog and let us know if you have any questions.
Have a wonderful first weekend of Summer Trimester!