Orientation for Transfer Students Admitted to Fall Term
Transfer Orientation (1-day programs)
Transfer Orientation for students admitted to Fall Term 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 helps to prepare you for the transition to Michigan.
One-day Transfer Orientation Programs will be held in May, July, and mid-August. Program dates depend on the academic school or college to which you have been admitted. To find the dates for your academic school or college, please see the online orientation information for transfer students. An invitation to view the online orientation information will be sent in mid-April to the UMICH email accounts of all transfer students who have paid their enrollment deposit. This online orientation information can be found online at http://wolverineaccess.umich.edu in mid-April.
Check-in for Transfer Orientation will be from 8:00-8:15 a.m. at Angell Hall, located at 435 S. State St. Enter Angell Hall through the front entrance (the ones with the columns) and follow the signs to the "Posting Wall" area for check-in.
Following check-in, you will attend a welcome and information session, take placement exams if necessary, go on a campus tour, learn about campus life, safety, and money management, learn about the transfer student experience, participate in academic advising from your school or college and register for classes. An optional North Campus will also be available. The required portion of the program will be completed by 6:00 p.m. Students should plan on being available for the entire day.
Placement Exam Information
The University of Michigan provides two types of placement exams for all incoming students: online and proctored (in-person) exams. For transfer students attending the Transfer Orientation programs, the math test and the Spanish test are offered online, and students will complete these exams before attending orientation. Other language tests in French, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, German, and Latin are proctored on campus during Transfer Orientation. Complete placement exam information will be provided in your Online Orientation Information in Wolverine Access.
If you wish to take a placement exam for a language other than the ones listed above, you should contact the department directly to arrange to take the test AFTER your orientation. Click here for a list of departmental phone numbers.
Placement exams in mathematics and languages are administered prior to and/or during orientation. All tests are for placement in University of Michigan courses only.
Placement exams are mandatory if:
Who Should Take Placement Exams?
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 school or college at group advising.
The fee for Transfer Orientation has not yet been determined. Please check back at a later date. This will be billed to your student account in the fall. Do not bring this fee with you to orientation.
If you need overnight accommodations for a Transfer Orientation program taking place between May 13-August 9, we have made arrangements with the Kensington Court and Holiday Inn Express hotels to provide rooms at discounted rates for the Transfer Orientation programs on May 13, 14, 15, 16, July 12, and August 7, 8, 9.
The Kensington Court and the Holiday Inn Express are both located on the same property, approximately 22 miles west of Detroit Metropolitan Airport and just 2 miles south of the University of Michigan near I-94.
Services and amenities for both facilities include an indoor pool and whirlpool. Each room features a hair dryer, coffee maker, full-size ironing board, premium cable, 2 telephones and data ports, a $10 dinner voucher at Graham’s Restaurant, and complimentary high-speed internet access. Accessible rooms for people with disabilities are available.
The Kensington Court, in addition to the amenities and services listed above, features a full-service restaurant and lounge, room service, pillow-top mattresses, complimentary bottled water, exercise room, bell service, business center, mini-fridge, and sauna. Complimentary breakfast at Graham’s Restaurant and complimentary copies of the New York Times are also provided.
The Holiday Inn Express is more limited in amenities and services than the Kensington Court Hotel but does feature a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast served in the lobby as well as room service from the Kensington Court.
A limited number of rooms are available at each hotel for a flat rate of $78.00 for either a single or double at the Kensington Court or a flat rate of $68.00 for a single or double at the Holiday Inn Express. Please note that this rate does not include applicable taxes and applies only to Transfer Orientation participants attending summer orientation programs between May 13-August 9. Rooms must be reserved no later than one week in advance of your planned arrival. Reservations made less than one week before your arrival date and extended stays are subject to availability. The Office of New Student Programs is not responsible for making hotel reservations.
You can make reservations at either the Kensington Court or Holiday Inn Express by phone at 800/344-7829.
Reservations for the Kensington Court can also be made online at https://booking.ihotelier.com/istay/istay.jsp?groupID=998812&hotelID=4505
using the group booking code ONP2013.
Reservations for the Holiday Inn Express can be made online at http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/ann-arbor/arbmi/hoteldetail?groupCode=pso
For students who wish to drive to orientation, parking will be available at the city parking structures. The most convenient structure is located at 324 Maynard Street, between East William and East Liberty. Cost is $1.20 per hour. For printable maps, visit http://www.umich.edu/~info/mapsAndDirections.html and click on "Central Campus."
Do not park at a parking meter. You will not have time to feed it all day.
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 close captioning of orientation videos. Please note: There will be walking involved in the Transfer Orientation program. 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 at 734/764-6413 or by email at email@example.com 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 of Services for Students with Disabilities, G-664 Haven Hall, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045; 734- 763-3000 (phone), 936-3947 (fax), or 615-4461 (TTY).
Registering for Orientation
Orientation information will be sent in mid-April to the UMICH email accounts of all students who have paid their enrollment deposit. This email will direct students to Wolverine Access. Wolverine Access contains important orientation information, including detailed instructions on how to register for orientation. In order to register for orientation, you will need your U-M uniqname and password. Information about your uniqname will be emailed to you by Information Technology Services (ITS) shortly after you pay your enrollment deposit.
Once you have completed the registration process, you will receive a confirmation of your assigned orientation date via email. Your confirmation email will include specific information regarding check-in, travel and parking, and what to bring to orientation. If you misplace your confirmation letter, you may go online to Wolverine Access and print the confirmation page from there.