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Orientation attendance is required for all international students.

Orientation

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)

Undergraduate Students

New international undergrad student orientation is mandatory and spans three days.

Sunday, August 20 - Tuesday, August 22, 2017.  Please find a more detailed schedule below:

Sunday, August 20 – 10am – 2pm

  • Please arrive between 9:30am-10:00am for breakfast and check-in.  Orientation will start at 10:00am in Griggs Center (2nd floor, 201 Kirby Student Center, map).

  • Bring your Passport, Visa, and I-20

Monday, August 21 – assigned time - 1pm

  • Arrive at your assigned time at Griggs Center

    • 10:00am – (A-K Family Names)

    • 11:00am – (L-Z Family Names)

    • Bring your Immunization Form, Passport, Visa, and I-20

    • 3:00pm - LSBE and SCSE students have required meetings with academic advisors

Tuesday, August 22 10am – 3pm

  • Please arrive between 9:30am-10:00am for breakfast and check-in.  Orientation will start at 10:00am in 4th Floor KAML Library Rotunda (map)

Throughout the 3-day orientation, we will be going over important information regarding your legal status, academic success, meeting with academic advisors, campus tours, cultural norms, class schedules, and fun activities!  You must attend orientation all 3 days in order to get your academic record hold removed.

Graduate Students

New international graduate student orientation is mandatory.  Please plan to meet ISS on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 10am-12pm, KAML Library 4th Floor Rotunda (map).

  • Bring your Passport, Visa, and I-20

  • NOTE: Pharmacy student orientation will be held August 28 at 12:15pm in KSC 237

We will be going over important information regarding your legal status, health insurance, payment and registration, etc.  You must attend orientation in order to get your academic record hold removed.