Student Advising and Resource Team

Student Advising and Resource Team (START) consists of New Student Advising (also known as START Advising), Peer Advising Learning & Success (PALS), and Health Professions Advising (HPA).

START Virtual Front Desk

START Office Virtual Front Desk featuring Zoom:

  1. If you have not used Zoom before please visit Installing Zoom on Your Device.
  2. If you have not used the remote office hours queue before please visit Remote Office Hours - Attendee.
    Note: Please note the office hours app will prompt you to join the meeting, please keep the website visible. Join your Zoom meeting as soon as you are prompted.

How to Reach Us

In-Person and Virtual

START is available in-person and virtually during normal business hours. Our in-person services are available at the START main office in the James C. Renick University Center room 2149.

The START Virtual Front Desk operates during normal business hours. Students are able to meet in real-time with our office assistant staff who are able to assist with scheduling an appointment, appointment check-in, or re-directing to other campus resources.

We are answering our phone (313-593-5576) and responding to voicemails during normal business hours. You can continue to reach our office by email (umd-start@umich.eduor through our Virtual Front Desk

Regular Hours

  • START is open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. 
  • Advising appointments are Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Appointments should be scheduled 24 hours in advance.
  • Appointment times outside of our regular hours can be made available upon request.

*Not individual advisors rotate working remotely two days a week and are available for in-person appointments three days each week.

START Advising

2149 - James C. Renick University Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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