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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

UMD will offer a hybrid model for courses in the fall.   New international students who are able to make it into the US and to campus this fall will be expected to attend mandatory international student orientation on the following dates: 

New International Undergraduates:  Monday, August 24 through Thursday, August 27, 10AM-12:00PM each day via Zoom (we will email you the link)

New International Graduates:  Friday, August 28 10AM-12:00PM via Zoom (we will email you the link)

We have changed the format of our orientation to adhere to COVID-19 safety recommendations.  Normally we would meet together in person, but this fall orientation will be held online via Zoom (we will be online together with you at the same time).  We will send additional information out about this soon.  We look forward to meeting you!

Please contact ISS with questions.