Step 1: Confirm your Enrollment
Confirm your enrollment. Confirming your enrollment is the next step in becoming a UMD Bulldog. Confirmed students will be invited at a later date to sign up for New Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (OAR).
Make sure you have the following items on hand to confirm your intent to enroll:
- Student ID Number: this is found on your admission letter from UMD.
- Credit Card: using a credit card is the easiest way to pay the non-refundable confirmation fee.
May 1 is the recommended deadline to confirm your enrollment.
Step 2: Sign up for Orientation, Advisement and Registration (OAR)
Orientation, Advisement and Registration (OAR) is a multifaceted experience that takes place prior to starting at UMD. Students will be invited via their UMD email address to sign up for an Orientation Date. You can expect this process to begin in early November for students starting spring 2022 and early March for students starting fall 2022.
For questions about OAR, you can reach out to the Bulldog Resource Center at 218-726-6393 or [email protected].
Step 3: Financial Aid
Complete your FAFSA and have the information sent to UMD (Federal School Code: 002388). Starting in February, the Office of Financial Aid will begin mailing estimated award notifications to admitted students.
We understand that incoming students and their families will have questions regarding their financial aid. A helpful resource page is available to assist you. If you can't find what you're looking for there, our staff at One Stop Student Services would be delighted to assist you. Email us at [email protected] or call 218-726-8000.
Virtual Financial Aid Appointments
These 30-minute financial aid appointments, designed for admitted seniors and their families, are created to meet you where you are in the process, help you navigate the FAFSA, explain estimated financial aid offers, explore financial aid resources that are available, and answer any questions you might have.
Virtual Financial Aid Appointments will be available here starting in February 2022.
Step 4: Housing
You can apply for housing beginning February 1. We start sending information about on-campus housing in mid-January. Make sure you complete your housing application by May 1. We can't guarantee space after this date.
View our housing options
Head over to our Housing & Residence Life site to explore the different housing options available to you as a student at UMD. The first dropdown on the top of the site will take you to our housing options. You can also take a brief video tour (YouTube) of our housing facilities with a student tour guide.
Step 5: Join the Official Class of 2026 Facebook Group
When you join the Official Class of 2026 Facebook Group, you will be able to connect with incoming students and get assistance from student leaders on campus. Only students who've been admitted to UMD for Fall 2022 will be accepted to the class of 2026 page. (If your Facebook name does not match the name on your application, you will not be eligible to enter.)
Step 6: Official Transcripts
Send your final high school transcript, with the date of graduation to the Office of Admissions by July 1st.
Submit official transcripts for any college courses and/or AP/IB examinations you've taken. This way we can give you credit for work you've done through PSEO, CIS, AP, or IB.
UMD Admissions Processing
123 Darland Administration Bldg.
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
Step 7: Education Modules
To help new freshmen get ready for their first semester in Duluth, UMD requires the completion of three online educational modules. The modules cover a number of important topics, and they help UMD meet a Minnesota state law for incoming college students. Be sure to watch for an email with instructions in late July!
Step 8: Bulldog Welcome Week
September 2021 — Admitted students can begin to confirm their enrollment.
October 2021 — File your FAFSA to be considered for financial aid.
Early November 2021 — Orientation Dates will become available for Spring 2022 students.
December 15, 2021 — Application deadline for scholarship consideration.
December 15, 2021 — Deadline to update your RaiseMe profile.
February 1, 2022 — Submit your application for on-campus housing.
February 2022 — Financial Aid begins sending Estimated Financial Aid Award Notices to students.
January, February, and March 2022 — Attend an Admitted Student Day (optional).
Early March 2022 — Orientation Dates will become available for Fall 2022 students.
May 1, 2022 — Recommended deadline to confirm your enrollment and submit your application for on-campus housing.
Summer 2022 — Attend your Orientation session.
August 25, 2022 - August 26, 2022 — Move-in for incoming freshmen.
August 25, 2022 - August 28, 2022 — Bulldog Welcome Week for incoming freshmen.
August 29, 2022 — Classes begin!