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We work closely with our partners in International Student and Scholar Services to provide safe and welcoming housing options for the University of Minnesota’s international community.
Live in one of our residence halls or apartments for the academic year. Learn more about University Housing via the links below or apply for housing.
Early Arrival Housing
Temporary housing is available to all newly admitted international students before the start of the fall semester (this option is not available prior to spring semester). International Early Arrival Housing requests are only approved for extenuating circumstances, and limited space is available.
Note: if you cancel your 2021-22 housing contract, you are no longer eligible for early arrival housing, and your request will also be canceled. Also, spouses and children are not eligible to stay in International Early Arrival Housing.
Rooms cost $35 per night, per person from the date checked in through August 27 for those with Fall Housing contracts. If you are an international student without a Fall Housing contract, you will be charged for the dates you stay. This cost will be charged and reflected on your student account in September.
International Early Arrival Housing rooms include linens (bed sheets, blanket), towel, and pillow. Meals are not included in your room price.
Once your request is approved you will receive specific details about your check in date and time. Bring your University ID number, University email address, and/or confirmation email for reference at check in. Information Desk staff are available to answer any questions.
Health and safety
Students who are coming from countries outside of the United States do not need to quarantine for two weeks when they arrive. Find more information from the CDC on what to do after you travel and other travel recommendations by country.
- Continue to practice good health habits such as hand hygiene and maintaining at least six feet of physical distance from others.
- If you develop symptoms, even if mild, you should isolate yourself as quickly as possible and call a healthcare provider such as the Boynton Nurse Line at 612-625-3222.
- Masks are required inside all campus buildings and outside when physical distancing is not possible. Be sure to wear your mask at all times outside of your assigned room. Read more on the Return to Campus website.
- Respect posted signs noting occupancy requirements for shared spaces and elevators.
Students with fall 2021 housing contracts will move into their academic year housing assignment on Thursday, August 26 on their own or Friday, August 27 if they need moving assistance.
Students living off-campus this fall must move out on or before Friday, August 27.