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Pre-Arrival

ISS Pick Up Service

If you would like to be picked up at the airport or bus stop in Duluth, please let us know at least three weeks in advance (by Friday, December 20, 2019) by emailing us at issumd@d.umn.edu with your travel details, including arrival time and location.  

Please note: ISS arranged pick-up hours are between 8:00am-11:00pm.   ISS will not be able to offer pick ups December 21-25, December 31 after 5:00PM,  or January 1.

New undergraduate and exchange students should arrive in Duluth no later than Sunday, January 12, 2020.  There will be no ISS pick ups after January 12.

On campus housing will not be available until January 12.  If you are a new undergraduate or exchange student living on campus we recommend arriving on January 12.  

Graduate students with assistantships should plan to arrive at least 7 days before your assistantship appointment begins so that you can apply for your social security number.  (If you do not have an assistantship you do not need to arrive 7 days early). 

Important Information for All Arrivals: the US Christmas and New Years holidays are December 24-25, and December 31- January 1.  Many offices and businesses, including ISS and the Social Security Administration are closed for some or all of the days surrounding these holidays (December 23-January 1).  If you have an assistantship please plan to arrive in Duluth on or before December 16th. 

 

 

Orientation

Please click here for more information on mandatory new international student orientation.