Transfer Student Orientation
December Transfer Student Orientation
How to Sign Up for Orientation
We are looking forward to seeing you in December for Transfer Student Orientation. If you are a newly admitted transfer student for the winter term, and have already paid your $200 enrollment deposit, you will receive an email to your University of Michigan email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) in mid-November with instructions for signing up for Transfer Orientation. If you have not yet paid your enrollment deposit, your email invitation to attend orientation will be sent to you approximately 1-2 weeks after you have paid your enrollment deposit.
Upon receiving your email invitation, you will be instructed to carefully read through the Online Orientation Information (OOI). This OOI will give you complete details about the orientation programs. To view the Online Orientation Information, please visit http://wolverineaccess.umich.edu. Click on “Undergraduate Orientation”. General information is listed below for your reference.
December Program Schedule & Check-In
Check-in for the December Transfer Orientation programs is 8:00-8:20 a.m. on the day of your program. Check-in is located on the 1st floor of the Michigan Union, 530 S. State Street. A complete schedule of orientation events will be provided to you when you check-in for orientation. The program will be completed by 6:00 p.m. Students should plan on being available for the entire day.
During Transfer Orientation, you will have the chance to learn about the University of Michigan's resources, meet other new transfer students, explore campus on a guided tour, meet with your academic advisor, pick up your MCard, and register for Winter Term classes. New transfer students cannot register for Winter Term classes prior to attending Transfer Orientation.
Parking is available at the Maynard Street Parking Structure, located at 324 Maynard St. The structure is approximately 3 blocks from the Michigan Union. A campus map is available online at: http://www.umich.edu/~info/mapsAndDirections.html#anchor_centralCampus
It is very important that you arrive for check-in on time. Plan your travel time to include winter weather, rush hour traffic, finding the parking structure, and approximately 15 minutes' worth of travel time from the parking structure to the Michigan Union.
Transfer Parent & Family Orientation
Transfer students are encouraged to bring their parents or adult family members to orientation in December. Parents and family members can be a helpful source of support for new transfer students as they make their transition into the University. Click here for complete details about the December Transfer Parent & Family Orientation Program.
Placement Exam Information
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:
The University of Michigan provides two types of placement exams for all incoming students: online and proctored (in-person) exams. The Math Test and the Spanish test are offered online, and students will complete these exams before attending orientation. The other language tests are proctored on campus during orientation. Complete exam details, including the links to the online Math and Spanish placement exams are in the Online Orientation Information (OOI) in Wolverine Access. To view the Online Orientation Information, please visit http://wolverineaccess.umich.edu. Click on “Undergraduate Orientation”.
Who should take a language placement exam:
What to Bring
You will receive a student handbook and 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.
You should bring:
There is a required $103 orientation fee which must be paid separately from tuition. This fee will be billed to your student account in January. Students will be asked to sign a waiver upon arrival at orientation acknowledging that the fee will be billed to their student account. Please do not send this fee in advance.
We cannot provide accommodations during your orientation program. If you need overnight accommodations before or after your orientation program, you will need to make your own arrangements at an area hotel.
Participants with Disabilities
ONSP will coordinate any arrangements you may need while on campus for orientation. Services provided include special testing and testing assistance, transportation, and tours around campus. Mark the appropriate box when registering for orientation, and a member of our staff will contact you prior to your program to discuss your needs. You should also contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, to make plans and arrangements for your school-year needs.
Preparing for Transfer Orientation
Orientation will be a busy – and possibly overwhelming – day. In order to make the most out of your orientation experience, you should do the following things before coming to orientation: