Getting to UMD

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How to get to here…

Now that you are officially accepted to UMD, you can book your travels to Duluth.

Arrival Details

It is important that you arrive in Duluth prior to orientation. Mandatory orientation is held before the start of the semester. Our office provides a free pick-up service during office hours of 8:00 am–4:30 pm. In preparing for your arrival you need to:

  1. Complete the Arrival Details Form and turn into your advisor
  2. Prepare for orientation:

Fall Semester 2017
Pick-up service dates | Sunday & Monday, August 20-21, 2017
Orientation will be | Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Spring Semester 2018
Tentative Dates (do not book your travel until you are officially accepted)
Pick-up service dates | Sunday & Monday, January 7–8, 2018
Orientation date | Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The UMD Housing Office does not allow early check-in. If you arrive in Duluth prior to the first day of pick-up services are offered, you will need to find alternate lodging.

When leaving UMD at the end of your experience, you must move out of campus housing by the last day of finals. If you choose to stay in Duluth beyond the last day of finals, you will need to find alternate lodging.


TO DULUTH: The Duluth International Airport (DLH) is serviced by Delta Airlines and United Airlines. It is located only 6 miles (9.5 km) from the UMD campus.

TO MINNEAPOLIS / ST.PAUL: Minneapolis & St. Paul are neighboring cities and are part of the largest metropolitan area in Minnesota. Known as the Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul has an international airport (MSP). The Twin Cities are located 156mi (250km) which is approximately 2.5 hours south of Duluth. If arriving into MSP, you will need to make arrangements to continue your journey to Duluth, most easily by bus.

Ground Transportation

You can also fly into Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and take a bus or shuttle to Duluth via one of the following options:

Greyhound Bus
Drop-off location: UMD campus
*NOTE: The Minneapolis station is 13.4 miles (21.5 km) from MSP International Airport
phone: +1 (218) 849-8100

Jefferson Lines
Drop-off location: UMD campus
phone: +1 (612) 359-3400

Skyline Shuttle
Recommended drop-off locations: The DECC in downtown Duluth or the UMD campus
phone: +1 (218) 724-4676