• International Reception Center (IRC)

    Centennial Hall in Spring

The International Reception Center (IRC) provides temporary on-campus housing available to all newly admitted international students before the start of the fall semester. The IRC does not provide housing prior to spring semester. The IRC is located in Centennial Hall on the Minneapolis East Bank campus. This housing is only available to students. Spouses and children are not eligible to stay at the IRC.

International students can stay at the IRC from July 15, 2017 until August 24-27, 2017. Your academic year housing assignment will determine your move-out date.

  • Thursday August 24 (9am-noon): All students can move into fall housing assignments unassisted. This will apply mainly to super block halls but any students can move to fall assignments if they don't need help. The only exclusion to this are students assigned to Bailey Hall and Territorial Hall due to summer conference groups still utilizing those halls.
  • Friday August 25 (9:00-noon, 4-6pm): Students with fall assignments in Comstock, Yudof, Middlebrook, Sanford, Wilkins, 17th and Bailey will move. Transportation assistance will be available.
  • Saturday August 26 (7-9am): All off campus students will move out of Centennial.
  • Sunday August 27 (7am): Students with fall assignments in Territorial Hall will move.

The cost of staying at the IRC is $24 per night, per person. This cost will be charged to your student account.

Rooms at the IRC include linens including bed sheets, blanket, towel and a pillow. Meals are not included in your room price. If you wish to eat in Centennial Dining Center located in Centennial Residence Hall, you may pay in cash or in FlexDine.

You may make a reservation in the IRC beginning June 1, 2017 by clicking on the "Make a Reservation" button below. 


Make A Reservation

International Reception Center Check-In

Students using the IRC must check in at Centennial Hall, located at 614 Delaware Street Southeast, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Transportation from the airport can be arranged through Boynton Health Services, Gopher Chauffer, an international student group at the University, or by taking a shuttle or taxi. For more information about transportation, please visit the arrival website.

Students with Residence Hall Contracts

If you need to move to campus prior to August 24, you should complete the IRC reservation process. If Centennial Hall is not your assigned residence hall during the academic year, you will move to your assigned residence hall on Thursday, August 24. If you use the IRC and have a housing contract for fall/spring, inform the front desk when you check in. If you have an on-campus apartment contract (Wilkins, University Village, Yudof floors 2-6), you can move into your assigned space beginning on August 15.

Other Temporary Housing Options

Temporary Rooms

At other times of the year, you can visit the off-campus housing website for a listing of our temporary housing options in the Twin Cities area.

Limited temporary housing is also available on campus under the Summer Guest Housing Program from June 3 through mid-August. This is an option for spouses and children who are not eligible for the IRC.

For more information about housing at the University of Minnesota, contact Housing & Residential Life at:

Comstock Hall - East
210 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Telephone: 612-624-2987
Email: housing@umn.edu

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