Grace period of H1B in academia

I am currently on non-profit H1B (in university) with expiration of Dec 2023. My current contract will expire at the end of October 2021. The International student office asked to leave US immediately after my current contract expires because they will revoke my H1B and I won’t have 60-days grace period. I am confused their statement that I won’t have 60-days grace period after h1b revoked. Does anybody know whether the office is correct or wrong? If I have 60-days grace period, what shall I do to active the grace period?

Thank you,
Best,
Yao

Thank you for asking my question. Appreciate it!

Can I transfer to B2 to stay?

Can I apply for O-1 or H1B under B2 pending status? If O-1 is approved under B2 pending, how can I active O-1?

Thank you,
Best,
Yao

Yes, however note that COS to B2 is taking more than 6 months.

You can but USCIS will not approve COS to O or H till B2 is approved. If B2 is denied for any reason, you will need to immediately leave the US.

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