Winter Admits

Now that you have been admitted for the Winter Term, there are several things you will need to do before coming to Ann Arbor in January.  

1. Pay the $300 enrollment deposit.

This deposit guarantees your spot at the University of Michigan for the Winter Term and triggers many other processes for you to become an enrolled student. If you don’t pay the enrollment deposit, or do not have it waived by the University, you will not be able to sign up for orientation and register for classes. 

2. Get your uniqname.

Your uniqname is your official University of Michigan computing account and email address.  Once the University receives your Enrollment Deposit, it takes about 2 days before you will be able to set up your uniqname, and it may take another 24-48 hours for your uniqname to officially become active. Your uniqname is also your new university email address. For example, if your uniqname is johndoe, your new university email address is  Please be vigilent in checking your emails to this account as all university communications will be directed to it.

3. Sign up for and attend orientation.

Click on “Orientation Overview” to learn about your Transfer Orientation options. Then, click on “Register for Orientation” to sign up for a specific orientation date. You must have a uniqname before you can sign up for orientation.  


If you have any questions, contact the Office of New Student Programs at (734) 764-6413 or email