Congratulations on completing your program! Please email InternationalStudents@ilstu.edu so that your SEVIS record can be updated to reflect your graduation. Immigration regulations dictate that F-1 and J-1 students must inform ISSS of this change within 10 days.
You may not work on campus after completing your program. Even if your I-20/DS-2019 shows a future date, your SEVIS record will be updated to reflect your graduation. Any on campus work after that date would be considered a violation of your F-1/J-1 status.
There is a 60-day window for F-1 students and 30-day window for J-1 students following your program called the “grace period.” During the grace period, F-1/J-1 students can:
For students preparing to return to their home country, there are several things you should take care of before you leave: