• International Early Arrival Housing

    Centennial Hall in Spring

Fall 2020 planning is underway. Refer to these Frequently asked questions for more.

Community safety for all residents is a top priority and we are working closely with University leadership to manage COVID-19 response. Visit the Safe Campus website for the latest information for the Twin Cities campus.  


International Early Arrival Housing provides temporary on-campus housing available to all newly admitted international students before the start of the fall semester (this option is not available prior to spring semester). Early arrival requests are only approved for extenuating circumstances, and limited space is available. Note: Spouses and children are not eligible to stay at International Early Arrival Housing.

Rate: $35 per night, per person from the date checked in through your assigned move-in date. This cost will be charged and reflected on your student account in September.

Rooms for International Early Arrival Housing include linens (bed sheets, blanket), towel, and pillow. Meals are not included in your room price. If you wish to eat in Residential Dining, you may pay in cash.

Submit an Early Arrival request

Checking In

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.

Key Details

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

If you have traveled internationally, you will need to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival and monitor your health. During the 14-day quarantine, students are expected to respect the following guidelines: 

  • Remain out of public places on and off campus
  • Remain in your room and out of shared or community places within the quarantine building and other campus buildings.  
  • Refrain from using public transportation or ride sharing services (e.g., Lyft, Uber, taxi). 
  • You may go to grocery stores and pharmacies to obtain essential items, as long as you do not have symptoms. Limit your time at these locations.
  • If possible, use a thermometer to take your temperature daily and keep track of it. Generally, anything over 100.4F/38C would indicate a fever. 
  • 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 612-625-7900.
  • Continue to practice good health habits such as hand hygiene and maintaining at least six feet of physical distance from others.

Remember: Information Desk staff in your building are available to answer any questions.

Checking Out

For students with fall 2020 housing contracts

Plan to move into your academic year housing assignment on Tuesday, August 25. Transportation assistance will be available.  

Please note if you cancel your 2020-21 housing contract, you are no longer eligible for early arrival housing and your early arrival request will also be canceled. 

For students living off campus this fall

Plan to move out on Tuesday, August 25.