University System Of Georgia
Statement From The Chancellor
Recent regulatory and policy changes impacting international travel and visa holders will likely result in questions among our students, faculty and staff. Specifically, the President recently issued an Executive Order that limits nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen from entering the country for 90 days, and places additional restrictions on individuals seeking entry pursuant to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. The U.S. Department of State has issued the following notice at https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html regarding the President’s Executive Order, and we will continue to closely monitor for any additional updates and guidance from federal officials.
As you know, the safety and well being of our campus communities is our university system’s top priority, and it is important that we remain in close communication as new information and direction from the State Department becomes available in the coming days.
Our System Office will coordinate closely with your international education offices, which will continue to serve as the primary point of contact for your campus communities. Please advise your international students, staff, and faculty to consult with your international education office for any individual guidance, as they would with travel- or study-abroad related concerns and questions.
Tammy Rosner, Director of International Education, will continue to be the System Office’s point of contact for any questions your international education offices may have through the spring semester. Ms. Rosner can be contacted by email at [email protected] or by phone at 470-218-1744.
Meanwhile, we will continue to assess the impact on our students, staff, and/or faculty, and to provide you with updated information and assistance.
Chancellor, University System of Georgia