START: Student Advising & Resource Team
Student Advising and Resource Team (START) assists students making their way as they enter the university. Students receive advising with START beginning at orientation. Students will transition from START to their academic unit's advising office on an individual basis depending on their academic progress.
START Office Hours
START is open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
Advising appointments are Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.
Appointments should be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Appointment times outside of our regular hours can be made available upon request.
Due to our new student orientation schedule, we will not have regular drop-in availability during the Summer 2018 semester. Drop-in requests will be accommodated if we have an advisor available; however, the only way to guarantee time with an advisor is by making an appointment.
What is START?
START is the newest academic advising office at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
How many advising offices are on-campus?
UM-Dearborn has five academic advising offices. Four of the offices are in the four academic units. START is the first campus wide advising office. All incoming students both first year and transfer (except for COB transfer) will be assigned to START for advising in their first semester on campus.
What makes START different from other advising offices on campus?
START serves incoming students (with the exception of COB transfer students) by providing academic advising and resources. START focuses time and attention on ensuring students have a strong foundation as they transition into the university and orient to campus. We work closely with the academic unit advising offices to ensure students receive accurate information relating to their major.