Join new incoming Wolverines on Tuesday, September 3, from 1-7 pm, at Go Blue Orientation Day & 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!
The day will include:
- Campus Welcome
- New Student Success Seminars (see descriptions below)
- Inaugural Block M Group Photo
- Hail to the Victors!
- Go Blue Bash Picnic and Student Organizations Fair
- Optional Campus Tour
This Go Blue kick-off celebration is a day you don’t want to miss!
Classes begin September 4.
Registration is now closed for Go Blue Orientation Day & Convocation.
If you missed registration but would still like to attend, check-in begins at 12:30 pm in the Fieldhouse. Download the parking map and directions.
Success Seminar Descriptions
Take a sneak peek at seminars taking place at Go Blue Orientation Day to best prepare for your academic career at UM-Dearborn!
Becoming the Leaders & Best - for Yourself, for Michigan, and for the World
The Wolverine network -- which you are now a part of -- is one of the largest and proudest groups in the world! Our alumni are generous with their time, resources, and knowledge. In this session, you will learn how to engage with the entire UM-Dearborn family through learning, volunteerism, and fundraising. This robust alumni network can help you succeed both personally and professionally. Like those who came before you, you are now a part of something bigger. Be a part of the proud tradition of philanthropy at UM-Dearborn.
Cutting Edge Information in Your Field: Navigating Relevant Resources
Not sure about the “hot topics” in your degree program? Wondering about the best ways to begin a research project or what resources are relevant? Your subject librarian is here to help! Learn how we can save you time and effort by linking you to the best research tools and strategies for your project, research paper, and professional positioning. This session is geared toward new graduate students.
Discovering Your Skills and Designing Your Path
Welcome to college -- you are not arriving empty-handed! How can you leverage the experiences, strengths, and skills you have to make the most out of your UM-Dearborn journey? How can you use those strengths to explore majors and career opportunities? In this session, you will get started with both!
Financial Wellness in College: It IS Possible!
There is no doubt that college is expensive. While enrolled, it is important to manage your money effectively and make wise financial decisions that will serve you well in the short-term and long-term. This session will cover basic budgeting, the importance of establishing a good credit history, and financial aid-related considerations to keep in mind.
Get Involved. Make A Difference.
You will leave this session understanding the importance of maximizing your investment in your university experience. Hearing from staff and student leaders, you will learn how to take practical steps for getting involved with campus life and becoming engaged in your local and global communities. Come learn how to get involved and build your student life experience on your journey to becoming an active citizen.
Making the Most Out of Your First Year!
Starting fresh at a new university is exciting, nerve-racking, and all sorts of other feelings. Join this session led by upper class students to learn how to make the most out of your first year at UM-Dearborn by making new friends, getting involved with student orgs, connecting with mentors, learning tips and tricks for success, and finding ways to get engaged in student life on campus!
Tune Up Your Study Strategies
Having a balanced study life requires more than opening your textbook and reading the words on the page. It requires developing personalized and effective study strategies to increase your ability to remember and understand pertinent course material. By understanding the type of learner you are, creating a productive study environment, and creating a study plan, you are sure to be successful and decrease your odds of succumbing to procrastination.
UM-Dearborn Technology 101
Join this session to discover the array of technology applications available to help you work smarter, not harder. We’ll walk through CANVAS, our learning management system, so you can start classes off right. The most frequently asked tech questions from new students to the ITS help desk will also be covered: from use of on-campus tech options to using the Google Suite of Applications.
What I Wish I Had Known: How to Get the Most Out of Class
Come talk with upper-class students about what they wish they had known in their first year. Getting A's and getting started on your career sometimes takes more than just going to class and taking notes. Join us for information on campus resources that will help you ace your courses -- supplemental instruction, office hours, tutors, mentors, and Canvas. Gain strategies to help you use your classes as a launchpad for your career and how to connect with professors, network with peers, and learn about on-and-off-campus activities and opportunities.
Wise and Well: Simple Tips for Beating Procrastination and Stress
This program will introduce students to several methods of managing the multiple transitions and stressors that accompany these changes. Tips and tricks will be given on how to navigate daily stress and time management using a wellness approach shown to help with student success!
Did You Know?More Facts
Our average undergraduate class size is 26 students.