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Main Contact Information

Physical Address:
7000 Fannin, Suite 165
Houston, Texas 77030

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 20036,
Houston, Texas 77225

Contact Numbers:

  • +1 (713) 500-3176
  • +1 (713) 500-3189 (Fax)
  • +1 (713) 500-3085 (After hours emergency number)*

Effective July 1, 2022 the Office of International Affairs (OIA) emergency phone number has changed.

Hours of Operation:

The Office of International Affairs hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 4pm by appointment only.


Appointments are required to ensure that an International Visitor Advisor is available to assist you with any questions or concerns that you have. To schedule an appointment please send the Office of International Affairs an email at or call +1 (713) 500-3176.

Holidays and OIA Closures 

The Office of International Affairs will be closed for the following FY22 University Holidays: 

  • Labor Day on Monday, September 06, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 25, 2021 and Friday, November 26, 2021
  • Winter Holiday on Friday, December 24, 2021 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 17, 2022
  • Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2022
  • Independence Day on Monday, July 04, 2022

For more information on University Holidays, please see Human Resources' Holiday Vacation Schedule Page

Who is my Advisor?

Cherish Green-Norris - Administrative Assistant

To assist you, our office has divided our staff in two teams. 

Student Team, includes:

  • All enrolled students regardless of visa type

Employment Team, includes:

  • All Employment-based appointments and all Office of Global Health Initiatives appointments

Visit Us 

  • The University Center Tower was built in 1975 and commands a highly visible position close to the Texas Medical Center. The twenty-five stories of the facility house a variety of University academic and administrative functions while also providing lease space to a variety of tenants.
  • Public Transportation: UCT is directly across the street from the METRO Texas Medical Center Transit Center at 6910 Fannin Street, serving METRO bus and rail passengers. For more information, please see: METRO routes and schedules
  • Parking: Garage parking is available at UCT from the Fannin Street (southbound) entrance, just south of Pressler Street. The garage is open Monday – Friday, 7:00am - 7:30pm.