Incoming First-Year Students

Wolverine Online Orientation is the first step in your transition to the University of Michigan - it helps bridge the gap between highschool and college.

The steps of Wolverine Online Orientation will cover the many aspects of life at the University of Michigan and campus resources. You will also meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. You cannot register for classes until you complete all steps of Wolverine Online Orientation.

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



We look forward to working with you as you start your journey as a Michigan Wolverine. Orientation is required for all new first-year and transfer, degree-seeking students. Due to the impact of COVID-19, new undergraduate students enrolling in summer and fall terms will complete orientation remotely.

We realize that an online orientation program is not the same as an in-person experience. Nevertheless, we are committed to providing the best online orientation experience possible. You will have an opportunity to learn about campus, meet with an academic advisor, talk with current students and register for your first semester of classes.  

After you have been admitted to UM and paid the $300 EDR, Fall and Summer term students will receive an email in mid-May to register for an Advising Date.  You will also receive instructions on how to complete the online orientation modules and placement tests prior to your Advising Date. Spring term students will receive this information by mid-April. 


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