About the Office of International Student Services

Committed To Serve ... That's the motto and attitude of the OISS. From enrollment to graduation, and even beyond, the OISS staff is committed to providing the best services possible to Regent's international student community. Although the OISS supports international students on many levels, our primary mission is three-fold:

  • We provide vital services that support the F-1 immigration and adjustment needs of Regent's international student community.
  • We educate and advise the University faculty, staff, and students on F-1 immigration rules, procedures, and benefits; and
  • We maintain University compliance with government regulations and reporting requirements.

Contact Us

Office of International Student Services (OISS)
201 Student Center
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464 USA
Phone: 1+757.352.4130 | Fax: 1+757.352.4100

Note: Please schedule an appointment with the director by calling 757.352.4130 or send an email request to mlaughton@regent.edu. We look forward to serving you!

OISS & OSAL Programming

The Office of International Student Services coordinates New International Student Orientation at the beginning of the Fall and Spring Semesters, and ongoing international programming for international students through the year. The Office of Student Activities & Leadership (OSAL) offers many other exciting activities/events to all students throughout the year; please check the weekly Regent University News (RUN) on Tuesdays, or visit the OSAL website.

What our students are saying about OISS

"An inviting, helpful, resourceful and dependable office."
"Very helpful and compassionate service."
"I am confident they know what they are doing."
"Friendly nature and care for the student's well-being."
"You know that any and every question will be addressed and responded to in a timely fashion."
"Above all, timely and correct answers to all questions related to visa issues."
"OISS always keeps students best interests in mind."
"In a nutshell, 'very well organized and extremely willing to help'."