• International Early Arrival Housing

    Centennial Hall in Spring

The International Early Arrival Housing provides temporary on-campus housing available to all newly admitted international students before the start of the fall semester. International Early Arrival Housing does not provide housing prior to spring semester. International Early Arrival Housing 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 International Early Arrival Housing.

International students can stay in International Early Arrival Housing from July 30, 2018 until August 24, 2018. Your academic year housing assignment will determine your move-out date.

  • Thursday, August 23: 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 24 (9am-5pm): Students with fall assignments in Comstock, Yudof, Middlebrook, Sanford, Wilkins, 17th and Bailey will move. Transportation assistance will be available.
  • Saturday, August 25 (7-9am): All fall off-campus students will move out of Centennial.
  • Sunday, August 26 (7am): Students with fall assignments in Territorial Hall will move.


The cost of staying in International Early Arrival Housing is $26 per night, per person. This cost will be charged to your student account.

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

You may make a reservation for International Early Arrival Housing beginning June 5, 2018 at Noon by clicking on the "Make a Reservation" button below.

Make A Reservation

Checking 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 25, you should complete the International Early Arrival Housing 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 23. If you use International Early Arrival Housing 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 1 through August 12, 2018. This is an option for spouses and children who are not eligible for International Early Arrival Housing.

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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