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Welcome to the University of Minnesota Duluth! To better get situated, below is a list of things that should be done upon your arrival (preferably before orientation). Stop by our office at 138 Kirby Plaza (located across from TCF Bank) with any questions.

Bring these forms to the UMD Study Abroad office to have copies made:

Your Student Account

As a UMD student, your OneStop account provides access to many essential resources including university email, online class registration, and billing information. You need to initiate your account to access such resources.

How to Set Up Your Student Account

Initiate your OneStop account and opt into UMD Gmail with UMD’s Tech Center Help Desk, located at 165 Kirby Plaza. They are friendly and streamline the process.

University Email

Your university email account is the official means of communication between UMD and you. Check your university Gmail account regularly for important information and messages. We recommend that you do not forward your email from this account as you may lose messages or attachments.

Using Your UMD Email Account

It is paramount to always put a subject title in any email you send. Be sure to also sign your name at the end of every message. You can even create a signature block with your name and contact information. Once created, your details will automatically be included in every sent message. Relevant information includes your name, address, phone number or even a slogan or favorite expression.

UMD Information Technology & Systems Services provides additional details about your UMD Internet/Email Account.

Updating Your Contact Information

student and staff directory is published annually by UMD. Your name, local address and telephone number will be included. Make any changes to your personal information on the web:

  1. Go to MyU
  2. Click on email
  3. Opt into Google
  4. Update “My Info”
    1. Emergency Contact
    2. Preferred Name

If there is any information you wish not to be public, indicate this on the Directory Suppression drop-down while entering/viewing your personal information. This needs to be done before the end of the first week of fall semester. Paper directories are available in November in Kirby Student Center.

Student ID (U Card)

Your U Card serves as your student ID and gives you access to free DTA bus rides, checking out books at the library and Campus Cash. For more information, see the U Card office.

Billing & Paying Your Bill

Your UMD bill includes, at a minimum, your on-campus housing fee (if you live on campus). It is issued in accordance with UMD billing and payment due dates. At this time UMD cannot accept payment from a foreign credit card.

You can, however, pay your bill by:

  • Cash (U.S. dollars only)
  • Check (from a U.S. bank account)
  • Electronic transfer from your U.S. savings or checking account
  • U.S. credit card

More info about billing and payments can be found on the UMD Billing & Payment

U.S. Bank Account

You have the opportunity to open a U.S. bank account (optional) after you arrive in Duluth. This free bank account is offered through the university-affiliated TCF Bank. Your TCF Bank account is linked with your U Card (student ID), plus a branch office is located on campus right across the hallway from the Study Abroad office. To set up an account you need to provide your Duluth address, your passport and your UMD student ID number in person.


One official UMD transcript will be issued to your home university after completion of your study abroad experience. If you require additional copies, they can be viewed, printed (un-official) or sent by mail here

Textbook Purchases

You can bring a copy of your class schedule to the lower level bookstore to purchase books for your courses as soon as possible. Bookstore staff members can assist you in locating the books required for your classes.