Relocation to Duluth

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Visit North By Choice, which provides local resources for recreation, career, community, relocation, education, and wellness

Request a Duluth Chamber of Commerce relocation packet and/or a Hermantown Chamber of Commerce relocation packet which includes info on banking options, realtors, etc.  (The University does not endorse any specific businesses)

University of Minnesota moving information and resources, including University contractors for moving services

Duluth Neighborhoods

This list includes all vendors that the University of Minnesota has negotiated discounted rates with.  It includes household moving companies and local hotels, which can be found by looking under the "Category" section. By clicking on "View Agreement" for each business, you can learn what discounts are available and how to secure them. The Duluth hotels on the list include Fitger's Inn, Holiday Inn & Suites, Radisson Hotel, and The Inn on Lake Superior.  (You are responsible for making arrangements for your hotel stay)

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Minnesota Duluth seeks an inclusive culture for our students, faculty, and staff.  Read more about UMD's Campus Climate.

Read more about UMD's Strategic Plan includes Goal 2: Advance equity, diversity, inclusiveness, and social justice within the campus community

Review the Chancellor's Diversity and Inclusion priorities and action items

UMD's Commission on Equity, Race, and Ethnicity (CERE), including the annual educational CERE Summit

Visit the University of Minnesota's International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) page for international relocation support

Consider opportunities to volunteer with UMD's International Student Services

UMD GLBTQAI Commission

Childcare | Education

UMD's onsite childcare facilities, Children's Place and Preschool at the Park, provides care while parents are at work or study.  (Children's Place maintains a lengthy waiting list, with the wait for care typically taking 12-18 months)

Child Care Aware of Minnesota provides a free online search tool for finding a licensed child care and early education program as well as cost of care information (please refer to the Outstate costs to most accurately reflect Duluth's market)

The U of M's benefits package offers a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, allowing households to pay for some childcare expenses before taxes

The Minnesota Department of Education offers Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), a parenting education program for all Minnesota families with children ages of birth to kindergarten entrance

The State of Minnesota offers the Statewide Enrollment Options Program, more commonly known as "Open Enrollment", which allows a student to attend a school in a district outside the district in which they live

Duluth Public Schools (to search additional school options, the National Center for Education Statistics has an online search tool to show all nearby public school districts and local charter schools)

Spouse | Partner Employment

Employment at the University of Minnesota 

UMD Bulldog Staffing Resources, UMD's own internal temporary staffing agency

City of Duluth Workforce Development services

The Duluth Chamber of Commerce job postings and networking opportunities

NORTHFORCE (regional recruiter),, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits job board

Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) job board

Support for International Spouses/Partners

Settling In

Visit the New Employee page on our website and sign up for orientation

Review the UMD Events Calendar and explore on-campus offerings such as Athletics, UMD's on-campus Tweed Museum of Art, outdoor gear rental or group fitness classes, the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium, or our historic house museum, Glensheen Mansion

Download the Park Duluth app, review routes and schedules with the Duluth Transit Authority

Explore for lists of attractions, dining, events, and more and keep an eye on Perfect Day Duluth's events calendar

Get out to Duluth's parks and trails, or plan a trip up the North Shore

Take advantage of Duluth's arts and entertainment venues such as the Duluth Playhouse, Duluth Art Institute, the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra

Find a place to have dinner by checking out Visit Duluth or Twin Ports Night Life