Orientation is the first step in your transition to the University of Michigan. All new students are required to attend an orientation program.  Orientation is designed to welcome students to the University of Michigan and help make your transition to campus as smooth and successful as possible. 

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


If you have been admitted for the Spring, Summer or Fall Term in 2019, please note that orientation information will be sent to your UMICH email account beginning in  mid-May to all international freshmen and transfer students who have paid their enrollment deposits. 


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