Welcome to UM-Dearborn!

Orientation provides an introduction to the campus community and its resources.  You will be able to meet other incoming and current students, an academic advisor, register for classes, and know that UM-Dearborn is the right place for you to continue your education.  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

  • Incoming freshmen are required to take placement exams prior to attending orientation.  Freshman Orientation is an one-day event where students tour campus, meet fellow Wolverines, and register for their first semester of classes.


    Admitted for Summer 2017?   When you register, please click on "Fall 2017" in order to select an early placement exam and a June Orientation date.

  • The Student Success Workshop and New Student Convocation will take place on September 5, 2017, the day before classes begin, with registration taking place this summer. The Student Success Workshop starts your day and Convocation caps it off! 

    The Student Success Workshop is a series of sessions designed to give you the academic and social edge. Convocation is your formal welcome to the UM-Dearborn community similar to how commencement is your formal farewell when you graduate with your Michigan degree. This day allows you to meet fellow students, the faculty, and set your new academic career at UM-Dearborn off the best way possible! You will receive a formal invitation to Convocation this summer.  

  • The Wolverines. Orientation. Wilderness. (W.O.W.) Program is an optional four-day outdoor adventure/college prep experience for incoming students. The 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 college life.