Freshman Orientation

Orientation provides an introduction to the campus community and its resources.  You will be able to meet other incoming and current students, your academic advisor, register for classes, and know that UM-Dearborn is the right place for you to continue your education.  You will also tour campus, take a photo for your MCard student ID, pick up your parking permit, and meet with student organizations and campus services at the resource fair.

View the Fall 2016 Orientation dates.

Explore the Admitted Student Checklist so you are ready for orientation and your first semester at UM-Dearborn.

Welcome to the Michigan family!


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Register for Placement Exams & Orientation

Class of 2016: Register for your Placement Exams and Orientation.

Admitted for Summer 2016? Be sure to select an early placement exam and a
June Orientation date.

Attend the Student Success Workshop & Convocation

The Student Success Workshop and New Student Convocation will take place on September 6, 2016, the day before classes begin, with registration taking place this summer. The Student Success Workshop starts your day and Convocation caps it off!

The Student Success Workshop is a series of sessions designed to give you the academic and social edge. Convocation is your formal welcome to the UM-Dearborn community similar to how commencement is your formal farewell when you graduate with your Michigan degree. This day
allows you to meet fellow students, the faculty, and set your new academic career at UM-Dearborn
off the best way possible! You will receive a formal invitation to Convocation this summer.

Learn more about the day's events.

Experience W.O.W.

The Wolverines. Orientation. Wilderness. (W.O.W.) Program is an optional four-day outdoor adventure/college prep experience for incoming students, which took place August 14 - 17, 2016.

Orientation Resources: