Fall Orientation 2013
The Office of New Student Programs strongly encourages students to attend orientation during the summer if possible. The summer programs for freshmen allow students to focus on the issues they face when making the transition from high school to college, without having to deal with the additional pressures of moving in to their residence hall, saying good bye to friends and family, and adjusting to a new environment. The summer programs for transfer students address specific transfer student needs.
If you are unable to attend a summer program due to distance, summer travel, or employment, you may be eligible to attend Fall Orientation, which will allow students to complete all necessary procedures for class registration including placement testing, general information sessions, and academic advising.
FINAL FALL ORIENTATION CHECK IN WILL BE TUESDAY, AUGUST 27 AT 8:00 A.M. AT THE ANGELL HALL POSTING WALL. Angell Hall is located at 435 S. State St.
Fall Orientation will include a Welcome Meeting to address general campus information, as well as to go over details about the orientation program; placement exams; and academic advising and course registration.
Fall Orientation 2013 will be Tuesday, August 27 - Thursday, August 29. Please note that all three days are required for all students, and you should not plan any other activities during this timeframe. Activities are scheduled until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Hours for Wednesday and Thursday are determined by your academic advising unit, and you will find out this information on Tuesday.
Once you pay your enrollment deposit and receive our email inviting you to register for orientation, you should send an email to our office with "Request for Fall Orientation" in the subject line. Please briefly describe the reason you need to attend Fall Orientation, and attach supporting documentation (e.g., airfare e-ticket, letter from camp, letter from employer, etc). These spaces will be filled on a case-by-case basis. If approved, you will receive written confirmation of your assigned orientation date. Your confirmation letter will include specific information regarding check-in, parking, and what to bring to orientation.
What to Bring to Orientation
Please bring a copy of any CB or AP exam results, and your most recent college transcript (if applicable). You will receive a packet of campus-related information at orientation. You will also receive information specific to your academic school or college when you meet with your academic advisor at orientation.
The Fall Orientation fee for 2013 has not yet been set. In addition, if you are moving into a residence hall early, you will incur an additional early move-in fee (see below).
We do not provide housing for students who are attending Fall Orientation. If you will be living in University Housing in the Fall, your move-in date will depend on your residence hall assignment and your contract. If you are assigned to Fall Orientation, you will be allowed to move into your assigned residence hall a few days early. You do not need to request an Early Move-In as we will contact University Housing on your behalf. In such cases, an Early Move-In fee (TBD), which covers the additional room and board up to the start of your contract, will be billed to your student account in September. For additional specific Move-In information, visit the University Housing Website.
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, 500 S. State St., as soon as possible and we will help you as best we can. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Make-up placement exams will take place on Friday, August 30, 2013.
Student ID Cards
There will not be a scheduled time during the Fall 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 MCard Centers located at 1011 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 Pierpont Commons MCard Center. 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.
Transfer Credit Evaluation
For transfer students, Credit Certificates listing courses and credits transferring from your previous institution will be prepared by the Office of Undergraduate 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.
Participants with Special Needs
If you have a condition that might affect your participation in orientation, ONSP will coordinate any arrangements you may need while you are on campus for orientation. Services may include extended time testing and testing assistance, and special tours around campus. Please note: There will be walking involved with Fall Orientation. If you are using crutches or need the assistance of a wheelchair, we can make those arrangements as well. You can contact our office regarding necessary arrangements in two ways: First, you can mark the appropriate box during web registration, and we will contact you prior to your program to discuss your needs. You can also contact our office directly to indicate your needs. Because some arrangements take time to complete, please contact us at least two weeks in advance of your assigned date. Accommodations made during orientation do not reflect whether or how accommodations may be provided during the school year. It is important that students with disabilities contact the Office for Services for Students with Disabilities, G-664 Haven Hall, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045; 734- 763-3000 (phone).