The UCIE Student Connection - June 28, 2017

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UCIE Summer Hours

Summer Immigration Window Hours/Open Advising:

  • The Immigration Window will be open Monday through Thursday from 9-11AM in order to pick up/drop off documents and for immigration advising.  From 11-5 Monday through Thursday, please drop off requests at E190 Student Union.

UCIE Summer Hours

  • Please be advised that the University Center for International Education’s (UCIE) hours of operations for the summer semester will be as follows:
    Monday-Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
    During this period please direct all inquiries about UCIE services to our office in E190 Student Union. 
    Additionally, you can contact the UCIE via phone at 937-775-5745 or via email at

Practice Your English with American Friends @ the UCIE Convo Club

Practice your conversational English with American friends this summer! Enjoy fun topics, a safe environment, and a chance to make new friends.

Every Thursday, 3-4pm

UCIE Conference Room (Student Union E190)

UCIE's Canoe Trip (Weather Permitting)

Join our famous canoe ride along the Little Miami River at a discounted price. 

  • Friday, June 30th, 8:30am-3pm
  • Only $10 per person (includes canoe, life jacket, paddles, and 2 hours of canoeing).
  • Pay here:
  • Few spots left!

Experience the 2nd Street Market

Experience our local farmer's market. Enjoy food, music, local farmers, bakers, culinary specialist, and more. 

Dayton Brunch! Food Truck Rallies

Enjoy brunch on Sunday morning at this Food Truck Rally.


Local USA Independence Day Celebrations

  • City of Dayton Lights in Flight Fireworks Festival 2017

Come celebrate Independence Day at this multi-cultural festival. Food, fun, and live entertainment for the whole family. Fireworks start at 10pm. 

Monday, July 3rd, 5-10pm

Riverscape MetroPark (111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45402)

No transportation provided

Learn more here:

  • Centerville Americana Festival and Fireworks

Celebrate USA's independence with a variety of activities for the entire family! Enjoy a 5k Run, Street Fair, Parade and Fireworks! Fireworks at 10pm. 

Tuesday, July 4th, 7:30am-10pm

@ Downtown Centerville (500 E. Franklin Street, Centerville, Ohio)

No transportation provided

Learn more here:

  • Independence Day Family Fun Weekend Young's Dairy

Celebrate Independence Day at Young's Jersey Dairy by taking advantage of a special Family Value wristband. Enjoy miniature gold, batting cages, driving range, slide, and pedal karts, as well as their famous ice scream. 

Wednesday, June 28-Monday, July 3rd (7am-11pm)

No transportation provided

Learn more here:

UCIE's Ladies Pool Party

Enjoy a private ladies pool party with pool, hot tub, and friends. Free to attend. Please bring food or drink from your country to share.

  • Friday, July 14th, 10am-1pm
  • 1635 Grange Hall Rd, Beavercreek, Ohio
  • Transportation provided from the Student Union Atrium at 9:30am. To sign up for transportation, email


OPT Information For Graduating Students

1. If you are an international student graduating in summer 2017 semester, you may start applying on May 15, 2017. Please use this link below to access and complete all required documents for the OPT application:

  • Choose a start date for OPT between 7/28/2017 and 9/27/2017. The final date for summer 2017 graduates to submit application materials for OPT is September 11, 2017.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you have any reservations regarding graduation for summer 2017 semester, please do not apply for OPT until after semester end grades have been posted.
2. Beginning summer 2017 semester (5/8/2017), all OPT applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable $30 OPT Handling Fee. Payment can be made using this link to the UCIE website Proof of payment must included in the OPT packet at time of submission.


Update Your Local Address and Phone Number

If you have recently changed addresses, please be sure and update your local address through your WINGS account. Make sure your phone number is updated as well. Updating your phone number can help University staff get in touch with you quickly if needed in an emergency.

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