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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)

Undergraduate Students

New international undergrad student orientation is mandatory and spans four days:

  • Saturday, August 18th -  Tuesday, August 21st, 2018  (note that on-campus housing is not available until August 17th). 

Graduate Students

New international graduate student orientation is mandatory, and will be held: 

  • Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

We look forward to meeting you!