Welcome to the University of Michigan-Dearborn!
We are excited to have you join us on campus to continue your educational journey with us. Orientation is designed to provide you resources to help you succeed academically, adjust to collegiate life, and meet new friends and peers along the way.  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

If you are admitted for Summer 2014, click here.

Fall 2014 Transfer Orientation Dates and Times

The transfer orientation sessions are designed to give you all of the pertinent information you will need to fully prepare yourself for the upcoming semester.  The sessions will cover all general aspects of the University. Orientation is required to meet with academic advising in order to register for your Fall semester courses.

Day and evening sessions are available to accommodate your schedule. The sessions offer an introduction to the student services and departments that are available to help you navigate around the campus.  Your academic advising session will advise you in creating your Fall semester schedule. Finally, the Orientation Leaders will help you with web registration so that you can get set with your classes for the Fall semester. Check-in starts a half hour before each program begins. 

Students must register in advance to attend an orientation session.

  • Thursday, April 24  (2:00 - 5:00 pm)
  • Thursday, May 15  (5:00 - 8:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, May 27   (2:00 - 5:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, June 17   (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  • Thursday, June 26  (5:00 - 8:00 pm) * 
  • Tuesday, July 1  (2:00 - 5:00 pm)
  • Friday, July 11  (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, July 22  (5:00 - 8:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, July 29   (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) * Session Full
  • Thursday, August 7  (2:00 - 5:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, August 12  (5:00 - 8:00 pm) *
  • Tuesday, August 19  (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, August 26  (2:00 - 5:00 pm) *
  • Thursday, August 28  (5:00 - 8:00 pm)

 *College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and Secondary Education Majors Only


Register for Orientation and Placement Exam(s)Today!

Please select your College below to register online:

College of Arts, Sciences and Letters  

College of Business

College of Education, Health, and Human Services

College of Engineering and Computer Science

CHANGE OF MAJOR: Please make sure that your admitted major is correct before attending orientation. You will not be able to change your major to another College at Orientation. To change your major, please contact the Office of Admissions and Orientation at 313-593-5100 to speak with an admissions counselor.  

Depending on the change, your file may need to be reviewed again to determine admissibility to your new major. Attending the correct Orientation Session based on your academic unit/major at time of admission is essential.

Contact Information:

Office of Admissions and Orientation
1145 University Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
Phone: 313-593-5100
Fax: 313-436-9167
Email Address: orientation@umd.umich.edu
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Register online today!

Select your college to register for a Transfer Orientation date:

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (Register)

College of Business (Register)

College of Education, Health, and Human Services (Register)

College of Engineering and Computer Science (Register)

For assistance, please call the Office of Admissions and Orientation at 313-593-5100.