International Student Life

MSU Moorhead and the Fargo-Moorhead community is a vibrant place to live and study. MSUM is located in Moorhead, Minnesota, and is separated from Fargo, North Dakota, by the Red River. The community is known as Fargo-Moorhead or just F-M. The Fargo-Moorhead area’s population is about 233,800 and is home to 29,000+ college students attending eight institutions of higher learning.

Graphic representation of MSUM's location in relation to big cities in Mn, SD, ND

MSUM's Location

MSU Moorhead is located in Moorhead, Minn., just across the Red River from Fargo, N.D. The campus is a short drive from:

  • Minneapolis, MN - 4 hours
  • Duluth, MN - 4 hours
  • Sioux Falls, SD - 4 hours
  • Bismarck, ND - 3 hours
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba - 3.5 hours
  • Milwaukee, WI - 9 hours

There are numerous clubs, organizations, events and other ways to get involved on campus and in the community. Check out all the events and organizations at Dragon Central. Don’t see what you are looking for? Create your own. Get involved. Meet people, make friends and gain leadership skills.

There is never a shortage of things to do in Fargo-Moorhead. And with four distinct seasons, there are many activities to do year-round (yes, even in winter!)

Some of our students’ favorite things to do that are close to campus and easy to access include:

Check out more activities available in the area.