On 3/11/16, DHS published a final rule on the OPT program for students in STEM fields. The new STEM OPT extension is a 24-month period of temporary training and replaces the 17-month STEM OPT extension, and takes effect on 5/10/16. SEVP will host a live webinar on April 14, 2016 from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT. A link to the webinar will be available approximately one week prior to the event. Webinar viewership is limited to the first 1,000 participants. To maximize viewership, SEVP encourages stakeholders to hold viewing parties and have multiple attendees log into the webinar from one location. Registration is not required for this webinar. For more information please bookmark this site: https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/stakeholder-webinars