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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.  

All international students have a hold on their student record that will not be released until they have completed orientation. 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 2021 Orientation

UMD operated under a hybrid model for the 2020-21 academic year.  For Fall 2021 the University is planning to resume many more in person classes and activities.   New international students who are able to make it into the US and to campus for fall semester will be expected to attend mandatory international student orientation on the following dates: 

New International Undergraduates:  Monday, August 23 through Thursday, August 26.  

New International Graduates:  Friday, August 27. 

We are monitoring the local COVID-19 situation, and will plan orientation that helps you prepare for your time at UMD and is also delivered in a safe way.  We anticipate that we will offer some in-person sessions as well as some remote activities.   We will send additional information out this summer as our plans take shape.  We look forward to meeting you!

Please contact ISS with questions.