When to Arrive
Freshmen undergraduate students starting in Fall 2023 are required to arrive at UMN by Monday, August 21, 2023. Orientation and Welcome Week activities are required.
Undergraduate transfer students for Fall 2023 are required to arrive by Monday, August 28, 2023. The last orientation date available is on Monday, August 28, so we recommend you arrive before then.
Graduate, Professional, and Non-Degree students should plan to arrive 10 days prior to the program start date on their I-20 or DS-2019.
Spring 2024 students should arrive in the U.S. 10 days before the program start date on their I-20 or DS-2019.
If you plan to live off-campus, we recommend arriving 3 weeks before classes start so you will have enough time to find housing.