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Stakeholder Webinars

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.

If you have questions in advance regarding an upcoming webinar, please submit your question by email. For technical support, view the Quickstart Guide from the Adobe Connect Learning Center.

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

SEVIS 6.18 Pre-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 is contained in the upcoming SEVIS 6.18 release. The verification period will begin on December 2, 2014. This webinar includes the following topics:

  • Key facts and dates
  • How to verify school/program officials
  • Common errors

SEVIS Batch Processing and Address Validation Webinar

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will be hosting a Batch webinar on October 10, 2014 to discuss the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) for institutions that use batch functionality to process SEVIS records. The webinar topics include:

  • Schema release timeline for address validation
  • Test environments plan and operability compatibility
  • Address return logs
  • Email Address standardization details

SEVIS Batch Webinar

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will be hosting a joint webinar with the Department of State on September 5, 2014 to discuss the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) for institutions that use batch processing. The webinar topics include:

  • Release timeline for name standardization and addresses
  • Name Standardization Impacts
  • Message return logs
  • Digital certifications

SEVIS Post-Release 6.17 Webinar

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will be hosting a joint webinar with the Department of State to discuss the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) enhancements deployed on August 1, 2014 in release 6.17. The webinar topics include:

 

  • Exchange Visitor search results, validation and addresses
  • Name Standardization Impacts
  • Optional Practical Training Dates and Status Indicator

Archived Resources:

To view previous webinars, please see the Stakeholder Webinars Archive page.

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