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Post  5.9.2017

Review the below important information on:

  • ISS End of Semester Schedule
  • International Travel Restrictions on Electronic Devices
  • Connecting with ISS
  • Filing for Graduation


End of year 2



Travel Restrictions on Electronic Devices for 10 International Airports

The US Department of Homeland Security has implemented a Travel Ban on certain electronic devices for 10 international airports.

This restriction will take place from now until potential October 14, 2017.  Please take the necessary precautions if you are traveling from one of the airports to the United States. You may call the airline in advance from additional details.
See the below notification which is posted on the Department of Homeland Security website: 

Evaluated intelligence indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation and are aggressively pursuing innovative methods to undertake their attacks, to include smuggling explosive devices in various consumer items. Based on this information, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and Transportation Security Administration Acting Administrator Huban Gowadia have determined it is necessary to enhance security procedures for passengers at certain last point of departure airports to the United States.

These enhancements apply to 10 specific airports. The affected overseas airports are: Queen Alia International Airport (AMM), Cairo International Airport (CAI), Ataturk International Airport (IST), King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED), King Khalid International Airport (RUH), Kuwait International Airport (KWI), Mohammed V Airport (CMN), Hamad International Airport (DOH), Dubai International Airport (DXB), and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).

Connecting with ISS

Please be sure to stay in touch with International Student Services either on Facebook  (FDU ISS)  or on the ISS news page

ISS FDU Facebook

ISS News



Filing For Graduation


Please be aware that you must file for graduation in order to be considered as a graduate of your academic program. If you do not file for graduation you will not receive a diploma and you will not have completed your degree.


Graduation Ceremony happens in May 2017 -  The Graduation Ceremony Does Not Equal Completion of Degree.


Completion of your academic program - filing for graduation - and confirmation of program completion by Enrollment Services and your academic depart = Degree completion and graduation


For students who graduate this semester or in the winter session you will receive your diploma in late February or early March 2017.


Filing for Graduation


Filing for gradation is the responsibility of the individual student.  This is the first step in the process to confirm your degree completion by the university, and eventually have your diploma issued.


If you are in the final semester of your program, or you will be finishing your program in the winter session or in  Spring 2017 semester, you must File for Graduation through Webadvisor. This process will allow Enrollment Services and your Academic Department to review your eligibility for your degree completion. If you do not file for graduation you will not officially complete your degree or receive a diploma.


  1. You must visit the following website to review the process to file your graduation
  2. Enrollment Services will review your are eligible to graduate  by communicating with your Academic Department
  3. You will receive a notification via mail stating either your are completing your program or you have additional credits remaining.  
    This notification will only be sent via mail, so you must have your mailing address up to date with ISS. To update your address with ISS you may complete the Address form located in the ISS office.

****Proof of degree completion is required in many instances for international students.  For example – proof to an employer you have a earned a degree, applying for OPT STEM Extension, Government requirements.*****



Graduation Ceremony – May 2017

In addition, by filing for graduation you will also be able to attend the graduation ceremony in May 2017. Additional information on the ceremony will be posted on the FDU webpage in the early part of Spring 2017 semester.  
ISS will also post this information on the ISS FDU Facebook page, ISS News, and via email to enrolled Spring semester students. If you are completing your program this December or January please be sure to check either ISS FDU Facebook or ISS News for more information in the middle of February.


ISS FDU Facebook


ISS News


 Graduation Sashes

You may also be interested in wearing an international sash to represent your country. In years past students have worn these to demonstrate their pride. You may wish to order a sash for yourself through Visionwear International. The cost is $31.95 plus shipping.
Please keep in mind the order would take up to 3 weeks.  
If you are interested visit
Bus to the Graduation Ceremony  
If you would like to take a Bus to the Graduation Ceremony from the Metropoltian campus, May 16th, please email the following information to Cheryl Vee at 
  • Your first and last name
  • FDU ID number
  • Names and relationships of guests  (Please limit your guest number to 3 people)