Welcome to UM-Dearborn!
Maize and Blue Orientation Days provide an introduction to the campus community and its resources. You will meet other incoming and current students and academic advisors, and register for classes. You will also tour campus, take a photo for your MCard student ID, and meet with student organizations and campus services at the resource fair.
Welcome to the Michigan family! GO BLUE!
Sign up for Orientation
Placement Exams and Maize Orientation Day
Incoming freshmen are required to take placement exams prior to attending Maize Orientation Day, regardless of Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment credit. Visit the Freshman Placement Exams page for information and practice math problems.
Maize Orientation Day is a one-day event where students tour campus, meet fellow Wolverines, and register for their first semester.
- Wednesday, June 5
- Friday, June 7
- Thursday, June 13
- Tuesday, June 18
- Thursday, June 27
- Friday, July 19
- Tuesday, July 30
All sessions run from 8:30 am-5:00 pm. You must be present for the entire day.
Your Wolverine Identity
When you were admitted, you should have received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions on setting up your uniqname and umich.edu email account. This email also included your 8-digit University of Michigan ID number (UMID).
You must have both the UMID and uniqname to sign up for placement exams and orientation, and register for classes. After you have created your uniqname, please allow two business days for it to be added to our system.
Prepare now by obtaining your uniqname and ensure you know your UMID.
Go Blue Orientation Day
Go Blue Orientation Day will take place the day before classes begin (September 3). More details to come soon!
Wolverines. Orientation. Welcome.
The Wolverines. Orientation. Welcome. (W.O.W.) programs are optional adventure/college prep experiences for incoming students. Either trip will assist you in getting to know your future classmates - and yourself - a little better and challenge you in ways that will help prepare you for life at UM-Dearborn.