New Student Convocation

The Office of Admissions and Orientation formally welcomes new students to the University of Michigan-Dearborn at the New Student Convocation.  New Student Convocation takes place Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

View photos from last year's Convocation on the University's Facebook page.

Formal invitations for New Student Convocation will be sent in the summer months. Please visit this website often for updated information.

Freshman Students:


A Student Success Workshop will be held prior to the Convocation ceremony.  This workshop has been designed to position you for success as you begin your university experience.  You will get advice on how to study for classes, manage your time, and keep healthy in your first year.  Following lunch, the formal Convocation ceremony will recognize your transition into the UM-Dearborn community.  Please plan to check in at 8:30 am at the Social Sciences Building. 

Transfer Students: 


A Transfer Success Seminar will be held prior to the Convocation ceremony.  This workshop offers a series of sessions designed to give you the academic and social edge as you acclimate to your new community. UM-Dearborn looks forward to welcoming you to campus at the Convocation ceremony.  Please plan to check in at 9:30 am at the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building. 

Graduate and Doctoral Students: 


We are excited that you have chosen to further your education at UM-Dearborn!  We hope you will be able to join us at the Convocation ceremony where you will be formally welcomed to our community.  The Chancellor's Ice Cream Social will follow.  All new graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend the Graduate Student Orientation event that will run from 3-5 pm.  Come to one, two, or all three events as your schedule permits!  If joining in Convocation, please plan to check in at 12:30 pm at the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building. 

All Students, Family and Friends:


Family members should be seated for the Convocation ceremony by 12:45 pm.

The Chancellor's Ice Cream Social follows the New Student Convocation ceremony.  All are welcome to join participating faculty and staff to learn more about the campus environment.