Pre-Orientation Requirements

Below is a checklist of important items to complete prior to your orientation. These will help you to be better prepared for your session.

Before you come

1. Take your placement exams, if needed. You can find them in your Blackboard account here: Log in with your uniqname and password. Students are required to complete placement exams at least Three weeks prior to orientation. Placement exams are necessary for academic advising and course registration.

2. Take the College Student Inventory (CSI):  Check your UM-Flint email for the link to your CSI. The subject line will be “UM-Flint Critical Steps: take the College Student Inventory (CSI)." At orientation, you will schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor to discuss the results of this survey.   

3. Complete the SAPU online module. SAPU is UM-Flint's online sexual assault and prevention program that all students are required to take. Visit

4. Get your MCard.

The MCard is your UM-Flint photo identification card that gives you access to different resources on campus. Check your UM-Flint email account for a special invitation. Complete your request online two weeks prior to your Orientation session so you can pick up your MCard at Orientation.

Steps for "Online MCard Applications".

5. Pre-Orientation Check-In:  Fill out this form to confirm you are coming, if your parents or family will come as well, and if you have dietary restrictions or accessibility requests

Logistical information

1. Start and end time:

  • Check-in begins at 8:00 am in the Harding Mott University Center. 
  • The session will begin promptly at 8:00 am.
  • You will be provided Breakfast and Lunch.
  • The session ends at 3:00 pm on the same day.
  • Attending the entire program is mandatory.

2. Directions:

  • Visit for directions to campus.
  • You should park in Mill Street parking ramp. 
  • Your check-in is at the Harding Mott University Center.

3. Travel accommodations:

  • Housing and Residential Life
    If you want to stay on campus, plan to arrive the night before and enjoy an evening in one of our Residence Halls
    For more information please visit or contact 810-237-6572
  • Holiday Inn Express
    Offering special rates for persons identifying themselves as guests of University of Michigan-Flint
    1150 Robert T. Longway Blvd
    Flint, MI 48503
    (810) 238-7744

4. What to bring:

  • Casual and comfortable clothes (We will be walking a lot).
  • Driver's license, passport, or government-issued photo ID (required at check-in and to receive your MCard).

Additional information

1. Join the new student facebook group: University of Michigan-Flint New Students. This will be a way for you to meet and connect with other incoming students.

2. Check out our Student Success Center Facebook Page. We will post important information and you can ask the Orientation Leaders any questions you may have. You can also check out the Orientation FAQ for help.

3. Meet your Orientation Leaders.

For additional accommodation arrangements, please contact Becky Armour Standel at or (810) 762-3085.