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COVID-19 & Spring 2021

The University of Minnesota System, which includes the University of Minnesota Duluth, will offer a hybrid model for Spring Semester 2021 due to COVID-19.  For more details about the University's COVID-19 plan, please click here.

International student orientation is scheduled for January 11-12 for undergraduate and graduate students.   Due to COVID-19 orientation will likely be offered via Zoom.  New international students who are starting their semester in the United States are required to attend.  We will provide links as it gets closer.  

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 emailing us at with your travel details, including arrival time and location.  

Important note: Due to COVID-19 we will likely have a very limited number of pick ups available. Please continue to submit your requests and we will follow up with you when we have more information.  We will follow up with you to confirm if we are able to offer pick up service or not.   If we are not able to pick you up we will provide information about other transportation options you can use once you arrive in Duluth.

Please note: ISS arranged pick-up hours are between 8:00am-11:00pm.    The last day for pickup is January 10.  ISS will not be able to offer pick ups December 23-27, December 31 - January 3.


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