Join new incoming Wolverines at Go Blue Orientation & Convocation to celebrate the start of the school year and introduce you to our traditions, experiences and what it means to be a part of an inclusive community! While traditionally held on campus, the current health crisis requires taking a different approach for this important University event. We have now re-imagined it into a fun, highly-informative, and engaging 3-day virtual experience.  

This year's event will be held August 26, 27, and 28 in a virtual online format. You will be able to attend live events or watch the recorded sessions at a later time, talk with incoming and current students, find out about our 150+ student organizations, and participate in games and raffles for prizes.

Preliminary Event Schedule

August 26 (10AM - 3:00 PM)

  • Welcome Message from Provost Susan Alcock
  • Student Success Seminars (30-minute sessions held in the morning and afternoon)
    • Making the Most out of Your First Year! & Get Involved - Make a Difference
    • What I Wish I Had Known: How to Get the Most Out of Class/Tune Up Your Study Strategies
    • Cutting Edge Information In Your Field: Navigating Relevant Resources
    • Wise and Well: Simple Tips for Beating Procrastination and Stress
  • Virtual Lunchtime with Student Organization Browsing Fair
  • Raffles

August 27 (10AM - 3:00 PM)

  • Student Success Seminars (30-minute sessions held in the morning and afternoon)
    • Discovering Your Skills and Designing Your Path
    • Financial Wellness in College: It IS Possible!
    • UM-Dearborn Technology 101
    • Becoming the Leaders & Best- for Yourself, for Michigan, and for the World
  • Virtual Lunchtime with Student Organization Browsing Fair
  • Raffles

August 28 (10AM - 2:00 PM)

  • Convocation Ceremony with Chancellor Grasso (held in the morning from 10:00AM - 12:00PM)
  • Afternoon Student Organization Browsing Fair

This Go Blue kick-off celebration is a day you don’t want to miss!

Classes begin September 1.

Sign up to attend Go Blue Orientation & Convocation by completing the registration form below! 

You will find a more detailed agenda and descriptions of the sessions here.

UM-Dearborn Office of Undergraduate Admissions

If you do not have your UMID or UniqName, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at umd-admissions@umich.edu to sign up.

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Our average undergraduate class size is 26 students.

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