The Office of New Student Programs (ONSP) is part of the Office of Enrollment Management and engages Michigan students in the University community through our many programs. ONSP consists of 12 full-time professionals and over 160 student staff.
The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive orientation program for all new undergraduate students. Orientation is offered prior to the beginning of every term. The program offers students the opportunity to learn about university requirements, expectations, traditions and values. New students have the opportunity to meet their advisors and student orientation leaders who support and mentor new students as they begin their journey at U-M.
ONSP recognizes that parents and families also play an integral role in the successful transition of their son or daughter to college, and we offer several programs for family members to learn about U-M. These programs include Parent & Family Orientation, first-year parent e-newsletters, and the Parents & Family website.
The Welcome to Michigan Program is a University of Michigan tradition that offers further in-depth examination of the opportunities initially presented to new students during the orientation program. During Welcome to Michigan, students will become familiar with and feel connected to the campus as a learning environment through its curricular and co-curricular opportunities and challenges. Large events such as New Student Convocation, Artscapade, and Pre-class Bash, actively engage a large part of the campus community, while smaller events held by student organizations, academic units, and university offices highlight many of the opportunities and resources available.
University Mentorship and Transfer Connections are mentoring programs that support transitioning students. Structured mentor groups are supplemented by departmental partnerships that present useful resources, highlight important campus events and offer academic support to incoming students. University Mentorship specializes in support for first year students transitioning from high school, and Transfer Connections offers mentoring to students transferring to the University of Michigan from other institutions.
The Office of New Student Programs offers assistance and guidance to potential and current military-connected students through our Veteran and Military Services Program. Military-connected students are those who are serving or who have served in the U.S. military and those whose immediate family members are serving or who have served in the U.S. military. We offer a point of contact for all veteran and military students, peer to peer veteran mentorship, several welcome events, annual Veterans Week events, ongoing educational programming and support for our military-affiliated student organizations.
Please visit our Veteran & Military Services website for more information.