The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) welcomes invitations to participate in stakeholder conferences and related events. Participating in these events provides opportunities for SEVP to meet with our stakeholders in-person, provide program updates and address stakeholder questions. If you are interested in having SEVP participate in an upcoming event, email your request to SEVPOutreach@ice.dhs.gov and our team will follow-up shortly.
Please note: To attend in-person, SEVP must receive requests at least 10 weeks prior to the event. To attend virtually (i.e., by webinar or teleconference), SEVP must receive requests at least four weeks before the event.
Prior to the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter conference seasons, SEVP leadership meets to determine key topics and content for the upcoming season's events. For stakeholders unable to attend conferences and other events in person, SEVP summarizes key content into a recorded presentation and executive summary, and makes these resources publicly available on Study in the States. Additionally, SEVP connects with stakeholders virtually via teleconferences, webinars and through a variety of helpful resources and publications listed above.
For past publications, please visit our SEVP Conferences and Outreach Archive.
The SEVP Conference Bulletin is a monthly one-page summary intended to keep our stakeholders informed about the latest SEVP news and regulations related to nonimmigrant students, academic officials, and schools. The SEVP Conference Bulletin focuses on pertinent topics of interest and highlights SEVP's participation in current and upcoming conferences, events and webinars.
SEVP Spotlight is SEVP's quarterly newsletter that is distributed to more than 35,000 designated school officials, top academic associations and SEVP government partners. Each newsletter provides updates on the latest news affecting our stakeholders and program.
SEVIS by the Numbers is a quarterly report using data from SEVIS. The report is a snapshot of relevant and useful information including the number of nonimmigrant students in the United States, top places of origin and nonimmigrant student demographics.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows any person the right to access various federal agency records. FOIA is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Agencies are required to automatically disclose certain information, including frequently requested records.
As a result, SEVP has developed a FOIA Reading Room in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) FOIA Online Library to promote transparency and proactively disclose appropriate and relevant information to the public.
Whether this is your first year as a DSO or you have worked with F and/or M students for several years, it is important to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations surrounding your role. SEVP offers a free, self-paced online training for DSOs that provides information about your role and the F and M student process. For more information on the benefits of this course, or how to create an online account, visit our Online Training for DSOs page on Study in the States.
Watch last season's Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Fall/Winter 2013 Conference Presentation.
The SEVP Conference Bulletin is a monthly one-page summary intended to keep our stakeholders informed about news and rules and regulations related to nonimmigrant students, designated school officials (DSOs), schools and administrators. Past editions of the bulletin are listed below.
SEVP Spotlight is SEVP's quarterly newsletter. SEVP distributes it to Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) users. Past editions of SEVP Spotlight are listed below.
SEVP Spotlight – August 2015 – Volume 5, Issue 3 (PDF | 317 KB)
SEVP Spotlight – April 2015 – Volume 5, Issue 2 (PDF | 610 KB)
SEVP Spotlight – January 2015 – Volume 5, Issue 1 (PDF | 370 KB)
SEVP Spotlight – October 2014 – Volume 4, Issue 3 (PDF | 667 KB)
SEVP Spotlight – July 2014 – Volume 4, Issue 2 (PDF | 363 KB)
SEVP Spotlight – January 2014 – Volume 4, Issue 1 (PDF | 606 KB)
SEVP Spotlight – November 2013 – Volume 3, Issue 4 (PDF | 351 KB)
SEVP Spotlight – July 2013 – Volume 3, Issue 3 (PDF | 1.1 MB)
For additional resources for both students and schools, visit Study in the States.