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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)

Fall 2020 Orientation

The dates below depend on whether UMD is online or in person in the fall.  If we are in person new international students will be expected to attend mandatory international student orientation on the following dates: 

Mandatory International Student Orientation for all new international undergraduate students will begin on Monday, August 24 and goes until Thursday, August 27. Graduate student orientation will be on Friday, August 28.  Please contact ISS with questions.   Check back for updates.