Welcome to UM-Dearborn!

Orientation provides you with pertinent information to prepare you for the upcoming semester. It is required in order for you to meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.

Welcome to the Michigan family! GO BLUE!

Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: UM-Dearborn is committed to protecting your health and safety by minimizing potential spread of the virus. Because of this precaution, the University has cancelled in-person events in support of the statewide "social distancing" strategy.  We encourage you to direct any immediate inquiries to the Orientation Staff email account which is actively monitored: umd-orientation@umich.edu.

Winter Orientation

Registration for Winter 2021 Orientation is open.

In order to enroll in classes for the Winter 2021 semester, you will need to complete the following two step orientation process:

  1. Online Orientation Modules - You will complete the online orientation course via Canvas. Information to complete this Online Orientation Course will be sent to the email address used when you applied.
  2. Meet with an Academic Advisor - Once you have completed the online orientation, you will receive an email (to your university umich email account) to schedule a Virtual Appointment to meet with your academic advisor to register for classes. Both advising and registration will be completed remotely during your virtual appointment.  Instructions for scheduling your advising appointment will be sent to your University umich email account.
Placement Exams

If required, plan to take your Freshman Placement Exams at least two weeks prior to your Academic Advising appointment (see Orientation Process below for details) in order to have your results available during your virtual meeting to register for classes. Taking these exams does not bind you to the University in any way. When you register for Orientation, you will also sign up for Placement Exams if required. 

Orientation Registration Information 

When registering for your Virtual Orientation, please be sure to have the following readily available:

Virtual Parent Orientation (recorded session is available)

Parent Orientation dates have passed. Parents may still view the recorded sessions from the event held on August 6, 2020. 

Visit Parent Orientation.

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