Getting to Hamline You've taken the necessary tests, put your application together, and have been accepted. Congratulations! We're thrilled that you chose to come to Hamline University. Getting Your Visa If your application for admission is accepted, you will receive an official letter of admission, requesting a deposit of USD $400 to acknowledge your acceptance of admission to Hamline. The deposit will be credited towards your fall tuition payment. We will also issue an I-20 to you. Upon receiving the I-20, you should bring your valid passport and financial information to the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The State Department has information about the requirements to obtain a student visa in the U.S. After an evaluation by a consular official you should receive an F-1 visa to enter the United States as a student at Hamline University. The International and Off-Campus Programs office has more information about the visa process at the international students website. Hamline's Location Hamline University is located between Minneapolis, the largest city, and Saint Paul, the capital, of Minnesota. You should fly into the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Airport (MSP), located 15 minutes from campus. A note about Minnesota weather Minnesota weather is subject to distinct seasonal changes. The temperature during the winter months (November through March) is cold; warm clothing and coats are necessary. The temperature may range from approximately -20 degrees Centigrade in the winter to +30 degrees Centigrade in the summer. Lightweight clothing is appropriate in the summer. Learn more about weather and packing for Hamline at the international students website. International Student Resources The International and Off-Campus Programs office is dedicated to helping admitted and current international students. You can find more information about orientation programs, student organizations, maintaining your immigration status, traveling, and more at their website, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.