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International Students

Welcome to Minnesota!

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

Prior to the start of the fall semester, temporary housing is available to all newly-admitted international students. Housing is available from Sunday, July 21 to Friday, August 23, 2024. No early arrival housing is available before the start of the spring semester.

Please Note: You must submit an Early Arrival Request prior to arriving on campus.

Friday, August 16, 2024 is the last day to submit a new reservation for International Early Arrival Housing.

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.