Global Services Newsletter

Newsletter – Summer 2017

Please contact us regarding any of the topics below.


New Access Policy and Approval Process for Users & Visitors

As of May 1, 2017, a new access policy and approval process went into effect for Fermilab Users and Visitors. In order to avoid an interruption or delay in your computer access and/or ID badge, please make sure to fill out your service desk ticket request a minimum of two weeks prior to your planned arrival at Fermilab and/or the expiration date of your current computer accounts.

Service desk tickets can be found on our Users Office website.

For more information on the new access policy, please see Tim Meyer’s article from May 11th.


CBP’s Global Entry Expanded to India

Global Entry, a CBP Trusted Traveler Program, has been expanded to include citizens of India, which became 11th country to join the program. Global entry, available at 53 airports, streamlines the international arrivals process for trusted travelers.

Indian citizens can begin applying for Global Entry through the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) website.


Minimum Suggested Funding Levels for J-1 Exchange Visitors

After a thorough research, the Visa Office has implemented new suggested funding levels for J-1 Exchange Visitors and their families to reflect the cost of living in the area. You may review the levels on our Cost of Living for J-1 Exchange Visitors page.



Users Office Events

Coming this month! Movie Night on the Lawn (of the Users Center)

Global Services in partnership with The Frontier Pub hosts monthly Movie Nights.

Global Services offers weekly English Classes.

Fermilab Playgroup meets every Wednesday Night for fun and a potluck . All are welcome!


Other Local Events

Summer is a great time to take advantage of the many cultural exchange opportunities in and around Fermilab. Here are a few:

Additional local events can be found in the Calendar of Chicago Festivals and Events.


Lunchtime English Class

In May Global Services added a second English class to the list of services provided. “Lunchtime English” meets every Wednesday at noon in the Black Hole conference room (Wilson Hall 2nd Floor East). Lunchtime English provides an opportunity for English language learners at all levels to practice English, from basic conversation skills to perfecting pronunciation. No prior registration is necessary – simply join us when you can!


Photos from prior events

You too could be having this much fun!


Prize Winning Catch! This 13 inch bass tied for 1st place at the fishing derby.


Father and Son fishing!

Fishing Derby winner of smallest fish.
Photo Credit: Denton Morris

Global Services hosted a Fishing Derby in June.



Traditional Mexican Food at Cinco de Mayo

Waiting for the Pinata

Children swing at the Pinata during the Cinco de Mayo fiesta.

Global Services hosted a Cinco de Mayo part to honor Mexican heritage. Guests enjoyed traditional food, song and dance.


Kites at Playgroup!

Luciano Elementi teaching his daughter to fly his kite at Playgroup.

Playgroup along with other Fermilab families took a field trip to see the bison this spring.
Photo Credit: Luciano Elementi

Playgroup families plant a garden in the Fermilab Village.
Photo Credit: Marguerite Tonjes





Newsletter Archive

Global Services Newsletter – Spring 2017

Global Services Newsletter – Winter 2017

Global Services Newsletter – Fall 2016

Global Services Newsletter – Spring 2016



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