Orientation is a program for students who have already applied, been admitted, and who intend on enrolling at UM. All incoming students, whether it is your first time in college or if you are transferring from another school, are expected to attend an orientation program.
Spring Orientation: January 17-19, 2018
Transfer Transition: April 16, 2018
Summer Orientation: June 20-22, 2018
Fall Orientation: August 22-24, 2018
Those beginning in the fall can choose between two options for orientation. Both programs are the same, and all students will be pre-registered in classes. This means it does not matter which program you choose – all students will have the same access to courses. Incoming students may decide to attend Summer Orientation in June, or take care of business in one fell swoop during Fall Orientation. Students beginning school in the spring will attend our Spring Orientation in January.
Students who are transferring from another college or university have several Orientation options. All incoming transfer students are enrolled in our Online Orientation program. This option will walk you through all of the processes you need to become familiar with in order to meet with an academic advisor and get registered in courses. If this option is sufficient to your needs, no other orientation program is necessary. For students entering in the fall, we also offer a one-day, on-campus Transfer Transition. This is a great option for those students who would rather meet in person, and it allows you to be among the first students to register for classes. Transfer students are also invited to attend any of our on-campus Orientation programs if you would like a more in depth view of your new University.
All incoming students are expected to participate in an orientation program. First-year students will join us on campus in either the spring, summer or fall. Transfer students have the option to complete Orientation online, during Transfer Transition, or at one of our on-campus Orientations.
Spring, summer and fall orientation are similar programs, and you can expect to learn about:
Fall, Spring and Summer Orientation will each run three days - please plan your travel and accommodations accordingly.
Families and guests are welcomed to join us for a concurrent, but separate family program that will cover much of the same material provided to the students. In the spring and fall, students living in the residence halls are welcomed to move in to their room early (for a fee). Summer orientation costs an additional fee, which covers the cost to provide housing in the residence halls for students. Families and guests are not allowed to stay on campus, so please make their own arrangements.