Freshman Orientation

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

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.

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.

* If you will be taking classes in Summer 2015, the semester begins Monday, June 29. Plan to
attend placement exam and orientation sessions in April-early June. Register online.

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.

The Wolverines.Orientation.Wilderness. (W.O.W.) Program is an optional, four-day outdoor adventure/college prep experience for incoming students that you won't want to miss! The trip will assist you in getting to know your future classmates - and yourself - better. Learning from
University faculty, staff, and current students, you will gain valuable insight into life at
UM-Dearborn. The trip is designed to be informative, challenging, and FUN!

Learn more about W.O.W.

Orientation Resources:

  Maize and Blue Preview  Online Orientation Packet