Admitted Students

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to a community

With strong academics, world-class faculty, countless activities, high-caliber sports teams and so much more.

Chancellor Black with students helping new freshman move in.

Are you ready?

Here are some important next steps…

Sign-up and attend Orientation. Orientation is your next step in becoming a UMD Bulldog. After your session, you'll leave campus with important information, connections to other #futurebulldogs, and your fall schedule. Sessions are scheduled throughout the summer months.

Complete your FAFSA online at and have the information sent to UMD (Federal School Code: 002388). Starting in February, the Office of Financial Aid will begin mailing estimated award notifications to admitted students.

We understand that incoming students and their families will have questions regarding their financial aid. A helpful resource page is available to assist you. If you can't find what you're looking for there, our staff at One Stop Student Services would be delighted to assist you. Email us at or call 218-726-8000.

Admitted Student Day will give you additional perspective into what it's like to be a Bulldog. These take place during February and March. We start sending details and sign-up information in December.

You can apply for housing beginning February 1. We start sending information about on-campus housing in mid-January. Make sure you complete your housing application by May 1. We can't guarantee space after this date.

When you join the Official Class of 2022 Facebook page, you will be able to connect with incoming students and get assistance from student leaders on campus. Only students who've been admitted to UMD for Fall 2018 will be accepted to the class of 2022 page. (If your Facebook name does not match the name on your application, you will not be eligible to enter.) Often duplicated the official Facebook page is less on spam and more on the meat & potatoes you care about.

Send your final high school transcript, with the date of graduation to the Office of Admissions by July 1st.

Submit official transcripts for any college courses and/or AP/IB examinations you've taken. This way we can give you credit for work you've done through PSEO, CIS, AP, or IB.

UMD Admissions Processing
123 Darland Administration Bldg.
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

To help new freshmen get ready for their first semester in Duluth, UMD requires the completion of three online educational modules. The modules cover a number of important topics, and they help UMD meet a Minnesota state law for incoming college students. Be sure to watch for an email with instructions in late July!

Attend Bulldog Welcome Week. Required for all freshmen, this is your week to explore, discover and get connected before classes begin. Kick-off begins with move-in day on August 21. Welcome Week events start August 22 and end August 25.

Important Dates

October 2017 — You can file your FAFSA

December 2017 — Admitted students can begin registering for Orientation.

December 1, 2017 — Application deadline for scholarship consideration.

January, February & March 2018 — Attend an Admitted Student Day (optional).

February 1, 2018 — Submit your application for on-campus housing.

February - March 2018 — Estimated Financial Aid Award Notices are sent out to freshmen students for Fall 2018.

May 1, 2018 — National College Decision Day. Recommended deadline to submit on-campus housing application and register for Orientation.

Summer 2018 — Attend your Orientation session.

August 21, 2018 — Move-in day for incoming freshmen.

August 22 - August 25, 2018 — Bulldog Welcome Week for new students.

August 27, 2018 — Classes begin!

UMD Academic Calendars & Additional Information