Incoming First-Year Students


We look forward to working with you as you start your journey as a Michigan Wolverine. Orientation is required for all new first-year and transfer, degree-seeking students. 

Please select Winter Admits from the list on the left for your orientation steps. Regularly check your UMich email as emails will be arriving soon with details about orientation requirements.



Please check back as details for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 are being finalized. 


Due to the impact of COVID-19, new undergraduate students enrolling in Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 terms will complete orientation remotely. Wolverine Online Orientation is the first step in your transition to the University of Michigan - it helps bridge the gap between high school and college.

The steps of Wolverine Online Orientation will cover the many aspects of life at the University of Michigan and campus resources. You cannot register for classes until you complete all steps of Wolverine Online Orientation.

We realize that an online orientation program is not the same as an in-person experience. Nevertheless, we are committed to providing the best online orientation experience possible. You will have an opportunity to learn about campus, meet with an academic advisor, talk with current students and other incoming students, and register for your first semester of classes.  

After you have been admitted to UM and paid the $300 EDR, Fall and Summer term students will receive an email in mid-May to begin the orientation process. 

Please select your term of admission from the list on the left for the steps to take after your admission and information about the orientation programs.

Unsure about your term of admission? Here’s a guide:

  • Fall Term = Classes start in September
  • Winter Term = Classes start in January
  • Spring Term = Classes start in May
  • Summer Term = Classes start in late June/early July

If you have questions about your next steps or the orientation programs, please call ONSP at (734)-764-6413 or email