Orientation

Welcome to UM-Flint!  New Student Orientation is a required program to support new freshman and transfer students with their transition to the university. Through orientation, new students learn about the academic environment and expectations, become familiar with campus resources and services, and prepare to work with their advisors on a degree plan and class registration.

Attention New Winter 2021 Students:

In the interest of public health and safety, all Orientation programs for students admitted for Winter 2021 will be held in an asynchronous online environment.  You can complete your Orientation when it is most convenient for you.

Simply register for Orientation in the Student Information System (SIS) under the New Students Menu tab, and we will communicate next steps to you via your umich.edu email.

 

Welcome to UM-Flint

Freshman

Until further notice, Freshman Orientation will be conducted online.  *Please RSVP/register, as specified below.  Further instructions will be emailed to you on how to access the information.  Your academic advisor will also email you to schedule a separate advising and class-registration appointment.  

Through Orientation, you will learn about the new academic environment, find out about all the support services available, and take the first steps to become part of the university community.

All first-year students need to RSVP/register for an Orientation session in order to gain access to placement tests.  Registration for classes normally takes place during on-campus Orientation sessions; exceptions are made during periods when the university is conducting Freshman Orientation only in online format.

Please review the following sections to prepare for your session.  Note: Not all of the below information applies to the online version.  Please watch your university email for details.

  • Register for Orientation:  (click here to learn MORE about 'how to' register).
  • Pre-Orientation Checklist:  See what you need to prepare, how to get here, where to park, and additional information you will need  (not applicable to online orientation).
  • Orientation Agenda:  See the schedule and activitites planned for your orientation (not applicable to online orientation).
  • Orientation FAQs:  Here you will find answers to questions we receive from students and parents about Orientation.
  • Parent and Family Orientation:  If scheduled, there is a separate orientation session for parents and family to attend; we encourage all parents to join us, but this is not required for them.
  • Pre-Orientation Check-In:  All students must complete the Pre-Orientation Check-In to confirm parents, families, and guests and if attendees have any dietary and/or accessibility needs (not applicable to online orientation).

*A non-refundable Orientation fee of $150 is added to all first-year students' tuition bill.

Winter 2021
Group

Date Span Available

Time

Location

All New Winter 2021 Students

October, 2020 - January, 2021

NA

Online:  Self-Paced

 

 
Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021
Group Event Date

Time

Location

New Freshmen

Thursday, May 20

9A-4P

University Center

New Freshmen

Thursday, June 3

9A-4P

University Center

New Freshmen

Thursday, June 10

9A-4P

University Center

New Freshmen

Thursday, June 17

9A-4P

University Center

New Freshmen

Thursday, July 15

9A-4P

University Center

New Freshmen

Thursday, July 29

9A-4P

University Center

New Freshmen

Thursday, August 12

9A-4P

University Center

New Freshmen

Thursday, August 19

9A-4P

University Center

 

Parent and Family

***Note:  The below information is not applicable for students admitted for Winter 2021******

The Parent and Family Orientation is a separate session that will run concurrently with First Year (Freshman) Orientation. This session is designed to give parents and family members of freshmen the tools and information necessary to ensure their student’s success.  At this session, we will discuss your rights as a parent or family member, safety on campus, financial literacy, academic and campus resources, and more. While orientation for parents and family members is completely optional, we do welcome the participation.

  • Orientation Agenda (content within this link is not applicable for virtual orientation sessions)
  • Pre-Orientation Check-In:  Ask your student to indicate the number of guests (parents or family members) who will come to Orientation (not applicable for virtual orientation).  ***Due to space constraints, we can only accomodate 2 additional guests for on-campus sessions.

 

 

 

Dual Enrolled Students

As a dual enrolled student, you are taking one or more classes at UM-Flint while still enrolled in high school. There are different programs for you:

If you are part of the Dual Enrollment Educational Partnerships (DEEP) program, contact the K-12 Partnerships program staff for information on orientation.

If you are enrolled in an Early College program, click here for more information.

If you are a dual enrolled student, but your school is not part of the DEEP or Early College programs, you should participate in a Transfer Orientation session before you can register for classes; look up Transfer Students below for more information.

Some courses require a placement exam; contact the Student Success Center for more information.

International Students

During Orientation you will learn about the new academic environment, find out about all the support services available, and take the first steps to become part of the university community.

Orientation for international students is three days long. All international students need to complete Orientation in order to register for courses.

Go over the following sections to prepare for orientation:

  • Register for Orientation (orientation dates listed below):  Choose one Orientation date and register to come on that date (click here to learn MORE about 'how to' register).
  • Placement Exams:  Take the placement exams your advisor indicated; in order to register for classes during Orientation, you need to have taken the proper placement exams at least 3 weeks before coming to Orientation.
  • Orientation Agenda:  Will be provided prior to orientation- below is a sample schedule.

    TIME

    ACTIVITIES

    8:00-8:30a.m.

    Check-in/Resource Fair – Meet at the Lobby of the University Center

    8:30-8:50a.m.

    Welcome

    8:50-9:00a.m.

    Split into Tracks: Students | Families

    9:00-9:40a.m.

    Academic Round-Table Discussion (Meta-Majors)

    9:55-10:35a.m.

    Student Experience: Survival Guide for Success

    10:45-11:00a.m.

    Financial Aid (1)/Public Safety (2)

    11:00-11:15a.m.

    Public Safety (1)/Financial Aid (2)

    11:20-12:30p.m.

    Lunch/Engagement

    12:40-1:50p.m.

    Advising/Registration

    2:00-5:00 p.m. (optional)

    Optional tours: Campus, Housing, Downtown Flint

    Meeting with Financial Aid counselor

  • Pre-Orientation Checklist:  See what you need to prepare, how to get here, where to park, and additional information you will need.
  • Orientation FAQs:  Here you will find answers to questions we receive from students and parents about Orientation.

 International Student Orientation Dates

Session

Date

Time

Room

 

Spring 2020

April 27-28, 2020 (two day orientation)

Fall 2020

August 26-28, 2020 (three day orientation)

Winter 2021

January 4-5, 2021 (two day orientation

Spring 2021

April 29-30, 2021 (two day orientation)

Fall 2021 

August 25-27, 2021(three day Orientation)

Winter 2022

January 3-4, 2022 (two day orientation

Spring 2022

April 28-29, 2022 (two day orientation)

Fall 2022

August 24-26, 2022 (three day orientation)

 

 

8:30 AM

 

8:30 AM

 

8:30 AM

 

8:30 AM

 

8:30 AM

 

8:30 AM

 

8:30 AM

 

8:30 AM

 

Happenings Room-University Center (UCEN)

 

Happenings Room-University Center (UCEN)

 

Happenings Room-University Center (UCEN)

 

Happenings Room-University Center (UCEN)

 

Happenings Room-University Center (UCEN)

 

Happenings Room-University Center (UCEN)

 

Happenings Room-University Center (UCEN)

 

Happenings Room-University Center (UCEN)

Transfer Students

Until further notice, transfer student orientations will be conducted in an online-only format.   *Please RSVP/register for orientation, as directed below, and you will be emailed a link through which you can complete your orientation.  Your academic advisor will also email you to schedule a separate advising and registration appointment.  

Orientation at the University is a required program designed to facilitate a smooth transition to UM-Flint and assist you in making the most of your college experience. As a transfer student, we recognize that you may already be familiar with a university environment and expectations so we strive to offer you the most vital information significant to your success here at UM-Flint. Many of the policies, procedures, and opportunities will be new and different to you, regardless of where you are transferring from.

We cover policies and requirements unique to UM-Flint, assistance in understanding your academic program requirements, financial aid award, campus resources, and opportunities to meet with faculty.

Before registering for your first semester courses, you should meet (virtually or via phone for now) with an Academic Advisor.  We encourage you to schedule an advising appointment as soon as possible after you have been admitted to the university. Please contact the Student Success Center if you do not know who your advisor is.

Go over the following sections to prepare for orientation:

  • Register for Orientation:  Go to the New Students Menu tab in SIS (reference the information emailed to you in your Admission Checklist document).  
  • Pre-Orientation Checklist:  See what you need to prepare, how to get here, where to park, and additional information you will need (Note:  This is not applicable for fully online orientation).
  • Orientation Agenda:  See the schedule and activitites planned for your orientation (agenda not applicable for students admitted for Winter 2021).
  • Orientation FAQs:  Here you will find answers to questions we receive from students and parents about Orientation.

*A non-refundable one-time Orientation fee of $50 is added to all transfer students' tuition bills.

Winter 2021 

Group 

Date Span

Time

Location

All New Winter 2021 Students

October, 2020 - January, 2021

N/A

Online: Self-Paced

       

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021

Group

Date

Time

Location

New Transfer Students

Tuesday, May 11

8:00A-12:30P

University Center

New Transfer Students

Tuesday, June 1

12:00P-4:30P

University Center

New Transfer Students

Tuesday, July 13

8:00A-12:30P

University Center

New Transfer Students

Tuesday, August 3

12:00P-4:30P

University Center

New Transfer Students

Tuesday, August 24

8:00A-4:30P

University Center