International Student Orientation (undergraduates only) for Fall Term 2013 begins on August 23, 2013. Classes begin on September 3, 2013.
International Orientation will serve as an introduction to the University community, giving you a capsulated view of the variety of opportunities available to you. During orientation, you will complete all necessary procedures for class registration including placement testing, general information sessions, and academic advising. Orientation also gives you a chance to meet other new students, and talk to current International and American students.
If any of the following conditions apply to you, it is mandatory that you attend International Orientation.
International Orientation will take place from Friday, August 23 to Tuesday, August 27, 2013.
Information regarding International Orientation is communicated directly with the student. During the course of orientation students will complete placement tests, receive important information about health insurance and immigration, attend academic advising and register for classes. Please click here for information regarding Placement Exam dates and locations.
Orientation is designed to make your transition process organized and helpful. Students who come late have more difficulties with advising and registration. If for some reason you do arrive late, please report to the Office of New Student Programs, 1100 LSA Building, as soon as possible and we will help you as best we can. The office is open from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
There is a $143.00 charge for the International Undergraduate Student Orientation program that will be included on your student account in September. Please do not send this fee in advance. If you participate in the Early Arrival Move-In program, there will be an additional fee for housing which will also be charged to your account.
Student ID Cards
There will not be a scheduled time during the International Orientation program for students to get their MCard (University ID card). Students should go to the appropriate office before Orientation or during free time to get their ID. The Housing Desk located at 100 Student Activities Building (SAB) and on North Campus in the Pierpont Commons will issue these cards.
All students living in Bursley Hall, Baits Housing, or off-campus in the North Campus area should use the North Campus Commons Office. All other students should use the office in the SAB.
While there is no fee for the card, please note that you will have your picture taken at that time. Because ID cards allow you access to a number of facilities on campus, you will want to get your card soon after arriving on campus.
Foreign Credit Evaluation
Credit Certificates listing courses and credits transferring from your previous institution will be prepared by the Office of Admissions after receipt of your final transcript. You will be mailed a copy of your Credit Certificate when it is completed. Your academic advisor will have a preliminary evaluation of your past coursework and will be able to help you select appropriate classes.
The Early Arrival Program is at West Quadrangle Residence Hall and is available Monday, August 5 through noon on Thursday, August 22. Please visit the Housing Office website for information regarding early arrival housing and to make a reservation for accommodations. Other accommodations are available, and you can check the Campus Information Center’s website for more information.
We are unable to provide housing for students during orientation, so if you are living off-campus you should make housing arrangements prior to your arrival on campus. You will be very busy throughout the program, so please check in to your assigned residence hall or off-campus housing as early as possible. University Housing will send general move-in information to students in August.
Please plan your transportation and arrival to Ann Arbor so that you will be moved in and rested by 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 23.
What to Bring to Orientation
Please bring a copy of any CB or AP exam results, and your most recent college transcript. You will receive a packet of campus-related information including a Time Schedule at Orientation. You will receive your college, school, or division bulletin at group advising.
Participants with Disabilities
ONSP will coordinate any arrangements you may need while on campus. Services include special testing and testing assistance. Mark the appropriate box when registering for orientation, and a member of our staff will contact you prior to your program to discuss your needs. You may also wish to contact the Office for Services for Students with Disabilities, G-664 Haven Hall, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045; 734-763-3000 (phone), 734-936-3947 (fax), or 734-615-6921 (TTY).
Students will receive information from our office about International Orientation in late May or early June once they pay their enrollment deposit. You can register for International Orientation online through Wolverine Access. If you are an exchange student with the College of Engineering, please email email@example.com about attending the program. If you are an exchange student, you will receive information about orientation from ONSP and your academic unit. ONSP will register you for the International Orientation and you will receive a confirmation to your UMICH email account. If you are not planning to attend the University of Michigan, please notify the Office of Admissions of your decision.