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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)

Spring 2020 Orientation

Mandatory International Student Orientation for all new international students begins on Monday, January 13 and goes until Tuesday, January 14.  More details about the schedule can be found below.  Please contact ISS with questions.  

Monday, January 13th - Garden Room, Kirby Student Center  (map)

  • 9:45AM - 3:30PM Required attendance (Breakfast & Lunch provided)

  • 3:30 PM - Early Evening  Optional group shopping trips at various stores around Duluth (transportation provided)

Tuesday, January 14th - Garden Room, Kirby Student Center  (map)

  • 9:00AM - Breakfast on your own in Residence Dining Hall (map) - (Meal coupon provided - the dining center opens at 7:30AM)

  • 9:45AM - 11:30AM  Required attendance 

  • 12:00PM - 4:00PM  Optional outing to Canal Park, lunch provided at Canal Park Brewing Restaurant if you attend

Wednesday, January 15th  - Spring Semester Classes Begin