Going to college is an exciting and busy time for new students. Often though, there is so much information coming from your new school it can be overwhelming. The Office of New Student Programs has created this post-orientation checklist for transfer students to help remind you of important things to accomplish before classes begin. Items below in BOLD are required; all others are recommended.


To Do

When Available

To Be Completed

o Emergency Contact Information

Enter your emergency contact information and sign up to receive U-M emergency alerts using the Student Business section of Wolverine Access.


As Soon as Possible

o Health Documentation

Fill out and return immunization records to University Health Service (UHS) preferably 30 days before your classes begin. If you are less than 18 years old, have your parent or guardian complete and return the Consent to Treatment of a Minor Form (PDF).

Information Available Now

Preferably 30 Days Before Classes Start

o Bring Copies of Your Documents

All international students holding F-1 or J-1 visas bring the original and a photocopy of the following documents: (1) Your passport (picture page and current visa page), (2) I-94 Card (small white card in passport) back and front, (3) I-20 or DS-2019 to orientation.

Upon your arrival

Bring to your orientation session

o Student Involvement Profile on Maize Pages

Visit Maize Pages (maizepages.umich.edu) for more information about the 1,400+ student organizations on campus. Log in, complete your profile, and identify your specific interests. You will receive custom organization and event recommendations based on your interests.



o Wolverine Access Parent Authorization

If your parents or other family members are helping you financially, you may want to authorize them to view your student account information in Wolverine Access. Go to Wolverine Access to authorize parent access.



o Get Involved!

Visit the Office of Student Activities and Leadership and Maize Pages for information on clubs, organizations, and getting involved on campus.



o Job Identification Documents

Interested in getting a job on campus? Be sure to bring identification documents with you to campus in order to verify your eligibility to work.


When you Apply for a Job

o Direct Deposit

After you have a local bank account, make sure you fill out your Direct Deposit information in the Student Business section of Wolverine Access. This will help you get any payroll checks from University jobs or any Financial Aid refunds more quickly.


10 Days Before Receiving a Paycheck or Refund

o Managing Your Finances

Check out CashCourse at http://www.cashcourse.org/umofa. CashCourse is filled with quizzes, calculators, and tips that will help you manage your finances while you're in school and after you graduate.