The Office of New Student Programs engages Michigan students in the in the University community through our many programs: 

Orientation Programs
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 UM. 


Parent and Family Programs
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 M~parent web site at www.parents.umich.edu.


Mentoring Programs
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.  


Veterans and Military Services
The Office of New Student Programs offers assistance and guidance to potential and current students who have served in the U.S. military through our Veteran and Military Services Program.  We offer a point of contact for all veteran and military students, peer to peer veteran mentorship, a supplement to transfer student orientation - especially for veterans & military, annual Veterans Week events, ongoing educational programming and support for our Student Veterans of America student organization.  Please visit our veterans portal at www.vets.umich.edu for more information.


Arts at Michigan
ONSP facilitates students’ engagement in the arts on campus through the Arts at Michigan program, which is dedicated to ensuring that the arts are an integral part of the undergraduate experience.  Arts at Michigan's multi-faceted mission is to increase student access to the arts, serve as an informational resource around arts engagement opportunities, support students' creative talent and arts initiatives, and promote the arts as a tool for student development and learning. Check out www.artsatmichigan.umich.edu for more information.


UM Educational Theatre Company
UMetc uses a variety of dramatic approaches to educate undergraduate students about a broad spectrum of issues relevant to the campus experience.  UMetc partners with experts from across campus and engages a diverse cross-section of the student body to co-create original, devised theatre sketches grounded in authentic voice. UMetc develops presentational and interactive theatre pieces, each carefully crafted to address the needs of the audience, seamlessly weaving content with humor and artistry.


Welcome to Michigan
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.  


Office of New Student Programs 
2011 Student Activities Building
515 E. Jefferson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
Phone: 734-764-6413
FAX: 734-764-6291
E-mail: onsp@umich.edu