Families of International Students

Thank you for supporting your student’s decision to attend the University of Michigan.

International Orientation for Fall Term Students

If your student has been admitted for the Fall Term (starts classes in September), he or she will most likely attend the International Orientation program. The International Orientation program for transfer students in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) begins on August 21. For ALL other international students, including freshmen in LSA and all non-LSA students, the International Orientation program begins on August 26. 

International Orientation will serve as in introduction for your student to the University community. During International Orientation, your student will complete all necessary procedures for class registration including placement testing, general information sessions, and academic advising. Students who live outside of the United States, students who are in the United States on a temporary or student visa, and students who are U.S. citizens educated abroad are required to attend International Orientation.  

International Parent & Family Orientation for Fall Term

Parents and family members are an important source of support as new students begin their education at the University of Michigan. During the International Orientation program for students starting classes in the Fall Term, we offer a corresponding International Parent & Family Orientation Program for their parents and family members. This program is free, occurs on August 26, and we encourage parents and family members of new international students to attend if possible.

Use the links on the left to learn more about the International Parent & Family Orientation program for Fall Term.

Information About Orientation for Spring, Summer, or Winter Terms

If your student has been admitted to the University of Michigan for the Spring Term starting in May; the Summer term starting in June; or the Winter Term starting in January, he or she will be required to attend an orientation program shortly before classes begin. We are unable to offer an International Parent & Family Orientation program to families of students admitted for these terms. Learn more about the international student orientation programs for these terms.