Incoming Freshman

Freshman orientation is the first step in your transition to the University of Michigan - it helps bridge the gap between high school and college. Please select your term of admission from the list on the left for the steps to take after your admission and information about the orientation programs.

Unsure about your term of admission? Here's a guide:

  • Fall Term classes start in September
  • Winter Term classes start in January
  • Spring Term classes start in May
  • Summer Term classes start in late June/early July

Download the U-M New Student Orientation Mobile App for iPhone or Android:

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play


If you have questions about your next steps or the orientation programs, please call ONSP at (734) 764-6413.