Freshman Orientation

We have designed an exciting and informative Orientation for students beginning classes on September 9, 2015. 

Fall Orientation is an all-day event that provides an introduction to the campus community and its resources.  You will be able to meet other incoming and current students, your 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, pick up your parking permit, and meet with student organizations and campus services at the resource fair.

View the 2015 Freshman Orientation dates. Explore the Admitted Student Checklist so you are ready for orientation and your first semester at UM-Dearborn.

Winter 2016 orientation registration will be available in September.  View the upcoming dates.

Welcome to the Michigan family!



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Register for Placement Exams & Orientation

Placement exams are an essential part of the orientation process and are required to ensure proper placement into academic classes. Plan to schedule your exams two weeks prior to your orientation date in order to have results available when you register for classes. Visit the Freshman Placement Exam page for information on preparing for the exams.

Admitted for Fall 2015: The Fall semester begins on September 9, 2015. Register for placement exams and orientation.

Attend the Student Success Workshop & Convocation

The Student Success Workshop and New Student Convocation will take place on September 8, 2015, 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!

Learn more about the day's events.

Experience W.O.W.

W.O.W. for admitted Fall 2015 freshman has concluded for this year.

Fall 2016 admits: visit the W.O.W. page for 2016 event information.

Orientation Resources:

  Maize and Blue Preview  Online Orientation Packet