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Graduate International Students
Graduate students must attend a mandatory orientation session for all new international students on Monday, January 20th from 9:00 - 10:30am in KSC 268 (a meeting room inside the Multicultural Center). Light breakfast will be provided.
Spring Semester Classes begin January 21st, 2014.
Graduate students should contact their specific department for more information and any additional requirements.
If you would like to be picked up from the Duluth airport or where the bus or shuttle drops you off in Duluth, please email ISS with your arrival information.
All new students on an F-1 or J-1 visa are required to attend Document Check after their arrival in the U.S. Students will not be allowed to register for classes until they complete Document Check. Document Check is a procedure that verifies a student’s immigration status to ensure that the student is eligible to start an academic program at the University of Minnesota for the upcoming academic semester. Your registration holds, which prevent you from registering for classes, will be discussed with you during Document Check.
You can also bring these items to international student orientation and we can do your Document Check at that time.
ISS may be able to provide temporary housing for students when they first arrive. Temporary community housing is sometimes offered by families interested in meeting international students. Please let us know two weeks in advance if you would like to request temporary community housing. Email ISS.
UMD is offering on-campus graduate student housing in Junction Apartments as available (currently there is only one space open, for a female). These apartments are available August 23, 2013 - May 18, 2014. The cost is $2,392 each semester. These apartments are a great deal because they come with furniture and other ammenities. You just need to provide your own kitchenware and bed linens. If you are interested in living in these on-campus apartments, please email Housing. Please see the Graduate Apartment Brochure for more detailed information.
UMD housing will be available for new students with contracts starting on Saturday, January 18th, 2014.
Students living in the dorms or on-campus apartments must provide their own towels and bed linens (pillow, XL sheets (36x80 inches) and pillow cases, blankets and bedspreds). Please note, students who live off-campus should not purchase XL or "dorm" sheets because these sizes only fit beds on campus.
If you do not bring your own bed linens, you can order them in advance online and have them delivered to our office so they will be here when you arrive. You can order from any company online. Residence Hall Linens (RHL) is an independent retailer, so we do not endorse them directly, but it is an option. When ordering from any online retailer, please remember the following:
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