University of Minnesota

International Reception Center (IRC)

International Reception Center (IRC), Fall Semester Only

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

International students can stay at the IRC starting July 15, 2014, until 8:00 a.m. August 22, 2014 (date may be earlier for fall semester residents). The cost of staying at the IRC is $23 per night per person. This cost will be charged to your student account.

Make a reservation online using the "Make a Reservation" button on this page beginning June 2, 2014 at Noon CST.

Make a Reservation

Rooms at the IRC include bed sheets and a pillow. Meals are *NOT* included in your room price. If you want to eat in the Centennial Hall Dining Center, you can pay cash or purchase flexdine.

International Reception Center Check In

Centennial Hall is located at 614 Delaware Street Southeast, Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is on the East Bank Campus. 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 directly to the residence hall. For more transportation information visit this arrival website.

The hall is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. If the doors to the residence hall are locked, use the yellow phone outside of the door to ask for admittance. The phone number for the main reception desk will be posted on the door. Once you are inside the residence hall you will find the main reception desk immediately inside the entrance.

Students with Residence Hall Contracts

If you need to move to campus prior to August 22, you should complete the IRC reservation process. If Centennial is not your assigned hall you will move from Centennial to your assigned hall on Friday, August 22. If you go to the IRC and have a residence hall contract, inform the front desk when you check in. If you have an on campus apartment contract (Wilkins, University Village, Yudof) you can move in beginning 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 June 1 through mid-August. This is an option for spouses and children who are not eligible for the International Reception Center.

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

Comstock Hall East 210 Delaware St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 Telephone: (612) 624-2994 Fax: (612) 624-6987 E-mail: Temporary Housing Website.

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