Welcome to the University of Michigan-Dearborn!  We are anticipating your arrival on campus to continue your journey of knowledge with us.

Orientation is designed to help you succeed academically, adjust to collegiate life, and meet new friends and peers along the way.  UM-Dearborn has great expectations of you and likewise, you should have great expectations of the University staff and faculty to speed you on your way to earning the degree that makes the difference.

We are all looking forward to meeting you and supporting you through your years here with the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Welcome to the Michigan family and GO BLUE!

Rand Kazanji
Assistant Director for Orientation Programs

You will:

  • Learn about academics at the University
  • Learn about the University’s expectations
  • Find out how to get involved on campus
  • Learn about the facilities and resources available to you
  • Meet other incoming students as well as current students who can give you a glimpse into campus life
  • Select and register for classes for the upcoming semester
  • Be reassured that the University of Michigan-Dearborn is the right place for you to continue your education

Four Phases of Orientation

For information about Freshman Orientation, call the Office of Admissions and Orientation at 313-593-5100. 



2014 Freshman Orientation Dates and Times

Each program begins at 8:00 am.  Check-in begins at 7:30 am located in the Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems.  You must be present for the entire session in order to register for classes.  Attending an early orientation session gives you more options for class choices.

  • Thursday, May 22
  • Thursday, May 29
  • Tuesday, June 3
  • Thursday, June 5 (for CASL students only)
  • Tuesday, June 10
  • Thursday, June 12
  • Thursday, June 19
  • Tuesday, June 24 (for CASL students only)
  • Tuesday, July 8
  • Tuesday, July 15
  • Thursday, July 31
  • Thursday, August 14

* College of Arts, Sciences and Letters (CASL) only, including Secondary Education

Prior to Attending Freshman Orientation, be sure to:

  1. Read the website information and share it with your family
  2. Select the best date/time to take your English Composition Placement and Mathematics Placement exams
  3. Determine your first and second choices for your orientation session
  4. Contact the Office of Admissions and Orientation at 313-593-5100 to schedule Placement Exams and Orientation
  5. Receive your placement exam and orientation session confirmations by mail
  6. Take your placement exams

Follow these steps to be on your way for a successful start at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.


Sign up for Orientation Today!

Register for your orientation session and placement exams by completing and returning the Reservation Form (pdf).

Fall 2014 Freshman Orientation Registration Form