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If you are feeling ill, call Student Health & Wellness Services 860-486-4700. An advice nurse is on call 24/7.

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or Chills / Cough / Shortness of Breath / Fatigue / Muscle or Body Aches / Headache / Loss of Taste or Smell / Sore Throat / Congestion  / Nausea or Vomiting / Diarrhea

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
Trouble Breathing / Persistent Chest Pain or Pressure / New Confusion / Inability to Wake or Stay Awake / Bluish Lips or Face

International Scholar Profiles:

Qing Wang, Ph.D.

Each year the University of Connecticut hosts hundreds of visiting scholars who are experts in their fields to teach, research, and train with university faculty and students. Qing Wang, Ph.D., joined the Neag School of Education for the 2020 spring semester from a UConn partner university, East China Normal University in Shanghai. She teaches graduate Theories of Learning, Cognition, and Instruction and undergraduate Educational Psychology for the Department of Educational Psychology.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Jan 25 Driving And CT Driver's License Questions For International Students11:00am
  2. Jan 26 Virtual Involvement Fair (Day 1)12:00pm
  3. Jan 26 Post-Completion OPT Workshop2:00pm
  4. Jan 27 Virtual Involvement Fair (Day 2)12:00pm
  5. Jan 28 Virtual Involvement Fair (Day 3)12:00pm
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Join us on Thursday, January 21, 2021 4-5pm for a knitting night with ISSS staff and students.

Are you stuck inside for the next 14 days and looking for something other than watching Netflix to keep you occupied? Come to ISSS Craft Night and learn how to knit. Meet other students, learn a skill and watch as we all knit, purl, knit, purl, knit the quarantine away. Already know how to knit? Excellent! Come share your skills and socialize with us. Just want to watch? Come join us!

Meeting link: Meeting number: 120 734 1234 Password: crafts

What you will need: 2 knitting needles 1 ball of yarn

You can get your knitting supplies at WalMart, Joanne Fabric or Michael’s Craft supply but as almost everyone will be in quarantine you can also order them online from Amazon or other retailers. Contact with questions.



ISSS Winter Book Club: Come join us to read and discuss three short stories over winter break. We will be reading three short stories from The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. All meetings will take place from 2:00-3:00. You can join one, two or all of the meetings. Please read the story before the meeting and be prepared to discuss. This is a fun way to pass the time over break, “see” people, and enjoy some pleasure reading.

Monday, December 21- Interpreter of Maladies
Monday, December 28- Mrs. Sen’s
Monday January 4- This Blessed House
The book is available from the UConn library in electronic format. You can also visit your local library to get a copy. If you are not able to find the book, please contact Sarah at

Description: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this stunning debut collection unerring charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. In stories that travel from India to America and back again, Lahiri speaks with universal eloquence to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner. I hope you will join us and escape for a few hours!

Please fill out this signup sheet to join:

Join ISSS for our annual Cookie Decorating event Friday, December 18 at 2pm. Follow along and learn how to decorate a cookie, you can join us live through WebEx (link: Password: Cookies20)
Storrs Area Students and Scholars:
ISSS will be provide a limited number of individual cookie decorating kits for you to use during the event for the first 25 participants. Please sign up here to reserve your kit.
Pick up: International students & scholars are invited to pick up these kits at ISSS (McMahon Hall) on Monday, December 14, Tuesday, December 15, and Thursday, December 17 from 9am-12pm & 1-4pm.

If you are outside of CT or away from campus you can still join us! Email or for a list of supplies that you can pick up at the grocery store or that you can order online.