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The U of M would like you to have a successful transition to college. Below we have outlined a few reminders for you as you prepare for your arrival to the United States.

Mandatory for New International Transfer Students

Immigration Document Check
Schedule your Immigration Document Check appointment time online with International Student and Scholar Services. You will be able to register for classes only after you have completed Document Check. You need to attend Document Check BEFORE your New Student Orientation. You will sign up for an International Student Orientation Program date at your Document Check.

Reserve your time here.

Transfer Student Orientation
Do you have your Orientation date yet? Be sure to complete your new student checklist prior to orientation. Information located on the Preparing for Orientation web page will help you understand what you need to do before orientation.

Resources Upon Arrival

Airport Transportation
The Boynton Health Service will be providing a free bus, the Gopher Chauffeur, to transport international students from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport to the University of Minnesota campus every hour from 10:00 am to 9:20 pm from Monday, August 15 through Saturday, August 27.

For more information about the Gopher Chauffer and how to submit your online reservation, please click here.

Temporary Housing Available Upon Arrival
The International Reception Center is temporary on-campus housing located in the Centennial Residence Hall. It is an inexpensive option available to all newly admitted international students before the start of the fall semester.  In order reserve a space at the IRC you must register online.  

Click here to view more details about this opportunity and to begin the registration process. In order to reserve a space you will need to know your University of Minnesota Internet ID and password.


Orientation & First-Year Programs
612-624-1979 or 1-800-234-1979

International Student and Scholar Services


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