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Orientation attendance is required for all international students.


Students will learn about their legal obligations as a nonimmigrant student in the U.S. and other important information related to being a student at UMD.  It will be a great opportunity for you to meet other new students and to learn your way around campus before classes start.  All international students have a hold on their student record that will not be released until they have completed both online and in-person orientation requirements.  Students who fail to complete these requirements will not be able to register for classes in the future.

Please bring the following documents with you to orientation:

    • Passport and visa stamp
    • I-20 or DS-2019
    • I-94
    • Previous school's I-20 or DS-2019 (if you attended another school in the U.S.)
    • University of Minnesota ID number (on your admission letter)

Undergraduate Students

Mandatory International Student Orientation for new undergraduate students begins on Monday, August 19, 2019 and will go through Thursday, August 22.  Start and end times for each day can be found below:

Monday, August 19

  • 9:45AM - 12:30PM   Required attendance (Breakfast and Lunch provided)
  • 1:30PM - Early Evening  Optional group shopping trips at various stores around Duluth (transportation provided)

Tuesday, August 20  

  • 9:45AM - 12:30PM  Required attendance  (Breakfast and Lunch provided)
  • 2:00PM - 8:00PM  Optional tour of Duluth with stops around the city and dinner at a local mansion on Lake Superior (Dinner provided if you attend)

Wednesday, August 21  

  • Breakfast in the Dining Center between 8:30AM-10:00AM Optional - ISS will provide a meal ticket
  • 11:45AM - 3:00PM  Required attendance (Lunch provided)
  • 5:00PM - 7:00PM Dinner and optional activities 

Thursday, August 22

  • 9:45AM - 12:30PM Required attendance (Breakfast and lunch provided)
  • 1:30PM - 3:00PM  Optional campus tours 

Graduate Students

Mandatory International Student Orientation for new graduate students will be held on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 from 9:45AM-12:00PM.  A light breakfast will be provided.