Welcome Graduate Students to the University of Michigan-Dearborn!!!  

We are excited that you have chosen our institution to pursue your graduate course of study.  This is a whole  new chapter in your academic and professional life, and we are honored to be your partner on the journey.

Over the course of the next few months and years, you will be challenged to deepen your understanding of your field of study and to expand the base of your knowledge. The days ahead will undoubtedly be filled with excitement, fulfillment, ups and downs, stress and success.  If you leave with only one thing after visiting this page, let it be the fact that the faculty and staff at UM–Dearborn  are dedicated to helping you  each step of the way.

The start of Graduate School is a time of transition . . . a new schedule, new routine.   We hope the information found here will help you learn about services, resources, and activities that will help you navigate and succeed!  

While many new graduate students will be invited to a program-specific academic orientation, all new graduate students are also welcome to attend New Student Convocation and Graduate Student Orientation offered prior to the start of the fall term.  Winter Term 2016 admits are invited to attend Graduate Student Orientation planned for Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 3-5 pm in 1500 SSB.  

For those unable to attend or those who will begin their course of study in the summer term, this website was created. It also serves as a reference for future use for those seeking information at any time during their academic careers.   



Academic resource links specific to each college.


Information about University services and resources.


Computing and technology support services for all students.


New graduate student questions and answers.


Alphabetical listing of graduate-relevant resources.


If you have any suggestions for improving this page, please contact the Graduate Studies Office.  We are located within the Provost's Office Suite (1055 AB) of the Administration Building and can be reached by phone at 313.583.6321. 

*New undergraduate students should reference the undergraduate orientation pages.