Component agencies within the Department of Homeland Security host webinars on Study in the States to educate our stakeholders on various program topics and updates related to international education. These free webinars are primarily intended for F and M designated school officials; however, any stakeholder may attend or view previously recorded webinars. Each session can accommodate up to 1,000 participants and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the webinar. Each session will focus on a different DHS-related topic that affects school officials and international students. During the live presentations, each webinar will include the opportunity for a question and answer session with webinar participants. All webinars will be recorded and available for download within one week.
See the table below for dates, topics, and instructions for all upcoming webinars. You can see additional information about the webinar by clicking on the date in the table below to expand the tab.
SEVIS Addresses, Search, and Look and Feel Webinar
Join the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and the U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program for a discussion on the new functionality in the June 26, 2015 release of SEVIS. This webinar includes the following topics:
- SEVIS Address Validation
- Changes in how SEVIS looks and feels
SEVIS Name Standards, Forms, and Reprint Webinar
Join the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and the U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program for a discussion of SEVIS Name Standards and the new versions of the Forms I-20 and DS-2019. Representatives from Department of State’s Consular Affairs, Social Security Administration, Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be on hand to answer questions about the June 2015 Release. This webinar includes the following topics:
- SEVIS Name Standards
- Form I-20 and Form DS-2019
- Mass Reprint and SEVIS Downloads page
SEVIS: Batch and Pre-Release 6.20 Webinar
Join the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and the U.S. Department of State for an upcoming webinar on Batch updates and SEVIS Release 6.20 enhancements deploying in April 2015. This webinar has two sessions. Join us for one or both sessions as they apply to you.
1:30–2:15 p.m. Batch Updates Session:
- Address updates
- Alpha testing system
2:30–3:10 p.m. Student Page Updates Session
- Employment page
- Request history
SEVIS 2015 Roadmap Webinar
Join the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and the U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program for an overview of planned enhancements to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) for 2015. This webinar includes the following topics:
- Brief updates on SEVIS
- Overview of functionality planned for the Spring, Summer and Fall/Winter releases
- Plans to improve SEVIS Help materials
SEVIS 6.18 Post-Release Webinar
Join the Student and Exchange Visitor Program and the Department of State for a webinar discussing P/DSO and RO/ARO verification. This verification is in response to the Federal Information Security Management Act that requires any user who has access to a government system to be reviewed and validated annually. This feature was deployed in the SEVIS 6.18 release on October 31, 2014. The functionality becomes available on December 2, 2014 when the verification period starts. This webinar includes the following topics:
- Key facts and dates
- How to verify school/program officials
- Opportunity to ask questions
To view previous webinars, please see the Stakeholder Webinars Archive page.