Statement: ICE Rule Modifications Affecting International Students

Posted: July 8, 2020

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 8, 2020 – International students bring important vibrancy and perspective to our campuses that adds to the diversity of thought and experience critical to fostering the type of learning environment our students need and deserve. They are valued members of our communities, and should not be penalized during this time of change and uncertainty. We remain fully committed to supporting those who are already here, and to continuing our outreach to potential international students.

During fall semester, the colleges and universities of Minnesota State will offer a mixture of on-campus, online, and hybrid courses reflecting how each institution can best support its students and their success. Our goal is to provide international students with options in light of these new rules that will allow them to progress towards their educational goals. 

We are of course implementing health and safety protocols required by the CDC, MDH, and our state leaders to protect the health and safety of all our students, our faculty, and our staff.

Ron Anderson
Senior Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs


Minnesota State includes 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving approximately 350,000 students. It is the third-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States.