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Admitted Students

Students at Bulldog Welcome Week

Your next steps

Are you ready?

Complete these important steps before arriving on campus.

Register for Orientation. Orientation is your next step in becoming a UMD Bulldog. After your session, you'll leave campus with important information and your fall schedule. Sessions are scheduled throughout the summer months. Make sure you have the following beforehand to assist with confirming your enrollment:

  • Student ID
    • You can find this in your admission letter from UMD
  • Summer Schedule
    • Orientation requires students to (physically) come to UMD. It's best to know your family's summer schedule to avoid a scheduling conflict
  • Credit Card
    • Your Orientation date isn't reserved until you've submitted payment for the confirmation fee

Complete your FAFSA 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.

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 2023 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 2019 will be accepted to the class of 2023 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!

This is your week to explore, discover, and get connected the week before classes begin. Bulldog Welcome Week is required for all new students and is filled with many first-year traditions.

Important Dates

October 2019 — File your FAFSA to be considered for financial aid.

November 2019 — Admitted students can confirm their enrollment and register for Orientation.

November 2019, February & March 2020 — Attend an Admitted Student Day (optional).

December 15, 2019 — Application deadline for scholarship consideration.

December 15, 2019 — Deadline to update your RaiseMe profile.

February 1, 2020 — Submit your application for on-campus housing.

February — Financial Aid begins sending Estimated Financial Aid Award Notices to students.

May 1, 2020 — National College Decision Day. Recommended deadline to submit an on-campus housing application and confirm your enrollment and register for Orientation.

Summer 2020 — Attend your Orientation session.

August 27, 2020 — Move-in day for incoming freshmen.

August 27, 2020 - August 30, 2020 Bulldog Welcome Week for incoming freshmen.

August 31, 2020 — Classes begin!

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