Winter Admits

Welcome to the University of Michigan!

Congratulations on your admission for the Winter Term!

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. Details about Orientation for the Winter 2022 term is still being planned. More information will be available in November.

By completing Orientation you will have an opportunity to learn about campus, meet with an academic advisor, and register for your first semester of classes. 

If you have any questions, contact the Office of New Student Programs at (734) 764-6413 or email onsp@umich.edu


By participating in Orientation you will: 

  • Understand the academic and community expectations of a University of Michigan student.
  • Develop an academic plan with an advisor from your school or college.
  • Become familiar with resources available to UM students.
  • Meet with an academic advisor and register for your first term of classes.

Orientation is a program required for all new undergraduates. After you have been admitted to UM and paid the EDR, you will receive an email in November with more information about the Orientation Process. 


Please be sure to do the following to prepare for Orientation:

1. Pay the Enrollment Deposit

Pay the enrollment deposit

This deposit guarantees your spot in the Winter Term and triggers many other processes for you to become an enrolled student. If you do not pay the enrollment deposit, or do not have it waived by the University, you will not be able to complete orientation and register for classes.

2. Create your Uniqname

Create your uniqname

Your uniqname is your official University of Michigan computing account and email address.  Once the University receives your Enrollment Deposit, it takes about 2 days before you will be able to set up your uniqname, and it may take another 24-48 hours for your uniqname to officially become active. Your uniqname is also your new email address. For example, if your uniqname is newstudent, your new university email address is "newstudent@umich.edu". Please check your emails regularly to this account 

3. Wait for Information about Orientation to be released in November.

Please check back closer to the Winter 2022 term. More information about orientation will be available in November.