You are strongly encouraged to apply for your U.S. student visa as soon as possible after you have received your certificate of eligibility document from the University of Michigan. It currently may take significant time for visa processing. Please allow at least a month to plan for your travel to the United States. You should plan to obtain your visa and arrive on campus in time to attend your school or college's academic orientation program. Academic programs at Michigan are very rigorous and demanding. It is critical that you time your arrival in Ann Arbor so that you can participate from the start in your required orientation program and you are ready to start classes at the beginning of the academic term.
Information for Winter Term 2013 Admits:
We are delighted that you have chosen to attend the University of Michigan. Please click on "Winter Term Admits" on the left side of this page for complete details about the 2-day Winter Term Orientation Program on January 7-8, 2013 . This program is required for all new students for Winter Term 2013.
If you have any questions about the orientation program on January 7-8, please call our office at (734) 764-6413. We are currently experiencing difficulty with our email address, so if you would like an immediate response, phone contact is best.
Information for Fall Term 2013 Admits
We are delighted that you have chosen to attend the University of Michigan. The International Orientation program is designed to welcome students to the U-M and help make your transition to campus as smooth and successful as possible, with specific programming to meet the needs of students who meet the following criteria. If any of the following conditions apply to you, it is mandatory that you attend the International Orientation program Friday, August 23 - Wednesday, August 27, 2013. All new students are required to attend orientation.
During the orientation program, we will be presenting key information on immigration matters, health insurance, and many campus resources. You will complete all necessary procedures for class registration including placement testing, general information sessions, and academic advising. Orientation will also be an opportunity for you to meet other new students and talk with current international and American students. You must attend orientation before you will be allowed to register for classes.
Note: If you are a transfer student and feel that the International Orientation program is not the appropriate orientation program for you, please contact our office. You may be eligible to attend a Summer Orientation program in May, June, July or August.
Canadian Residents: We appreciate your familiarity with the American culture and want to give you a choice of orientation programs to attend. You may be eligible to attend either the International Orientation program, August 23 - August 27, 2013, or an Orientation program over the summer. Please contact our office.
Please select your term of admission from the menu on the left.