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International Students

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We work closely with our partners in International Student and Scholar Services to provide welcoming housing options for the University of Minnesota’s international community. You can choose to live in one of our residence halls or apartments for the academic year.

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Don't wait. Applying early for housing puts you in a better position to get one of your preferred assignments.

Early Arrival Housing

August 27, 2022 update: International Early Arrival Housing has closed, so temporary housing is no longer available on campus. If you need other temporary housing, a list of local hotels is available on the Meet Minneapolis or Visit St. Paul webpages. These webpages are not affiliated with the University of Minnesota, and Housing & Residential Life cannot provide assistance with reservations.

Prior to the start of the fall semester, temporary housing is available to all newly-admitted international students. Housing is available from July 24-August 26, 2022. No early arrival housing is available before the start of the spring semester.

August 18 is the last day to submit International Early Arrival Housing reservations.

Submit an Early Arrival Request

Attention domestic students (students who will not have a F,  J, or similar visa)

Due to space limitations, Early Arrival requests for domestic students are only approved for extenuating circumstances. If you cancel your housing contract, you will no longer be eligible for early arrival housing, and your request will also be canceled. You can use the link above to submit your request, and Housing will contact you with more information.