Orientation

We are so glad you chose UM-Flint. New Student Orientation is a required program to support new freshman and transfer students with their transition to UM-Flint. During orientation, new students, learn about the new academic environment and expectations, meet with an advisor, register for classes, meet with students and faculty, and become familiar with campus resources and services.

Welcome to UM-Flint

Freshman

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.

All first-year students need to complete Orientation in order to register for classes

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

Go over the following sections to prepare for orientation:

  • Pre-Orientation Requirements:  Important steps to complete right after you are admitted to UM-Flint.
  • Register for Orientation:  Choose one Orientation date and register to come on that date (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.
  • Orientation Agenda:  The agenda for upcoming orientation sessions will be uploaded soon.
  • Orientation FAQs:  Here you will find answers to questions we receive from students and parents about Orientation.
  • Parent and Family Orientation:  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.

2019 Winter and Spring Freshman Orientation dates

 

Date

Time

Room

Session 1

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 8:00 am - 4 pm Lobby, University Center

Session 2

Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:00-5:00 pm Lobby, University Center

2019 Summer and Fall Freshman Orientation dates

 

Date

Time

Room

Session 1

Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:00 am - 4 pm Lobby, University Center

Session 2

Thursday, June 6, 2019 8:00 am - 4 pm Lobby, University Center

Session 3

Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:00 am - 4 pm Lobby, University Center

Session 4

Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:00 am - 4 pm Lobby, University Center

Session 5

Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:00 am - 4 pm Lobby, University Center
Session 6 Thursday, August 8, 2019 8:00 am - 4 pm Lobby, University Center
Session 7 Thursday, August 22, 2019     8:00 am - 4 pm Lobby, University Center

Parent and Family

The Parent and Family Orientation is a separate session that will run concurrently with First Year (Freshman) Orientation. This session is designed to give you parents and family members 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 not mandatory, we do welcome the participation.

  • Orientation Agenda:  The agenda for upcoming orientation sessions will be uploaded soon.
  • Pre-Orientation Check-In:  Ask your student to indicate the number of guests (parents or family members) who will come to Orientation.
2019 Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall Parent & Family Orientation

Session

Date

Time

Room

Session 1 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 8:00 am - 4 pm UCEN Lobby
Session 2 Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:00 am - 4 pm UCEN Lobby
Session 3 Thursday, June 6, 2019 8:00 am - 4 pm UCEN Lobby
Session 4 Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:00 am - 4 pm UCEN Lobby
Session 5 Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:00 am - 4 pm UCEN Lobby
Session 6 Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:00 am - 4 pm UCEN Lobby
Session 7 Thursday, August 8, 2019 8:00 am - 4 pm UCEN Lobby
Session 8 Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:00 am - 4 pm UCEN Lobby

 

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 Student's 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:

  • Pre-Orientation Requirements:  Important steps to complete right after you are admitted to UM-Flint.
  • Register for Orientation:  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 2 weeks before coming to Orientation.
  • Orientation Agenda:  See the schedule and activities planned for your orientation.

    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.

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2018 - International Student Orientation Dates

Session

Date

Time

Room

TBD

27th August to 31st August

TBD

TBD

Transfer Students

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 will discuss 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 with an Academic Advisor. If you are unable to do so before your orientation session or if you still have questions, you will have an option to meet with them during orientation. A non-refundable Orientation fee of $50 is added to all transfer students' tuition bill.

Go over the following sections to prepare for orientation:

  • Pre-Orientation Requirements:  Important steps to complete right after you are admitted to UM-Flint.
  • Register for Orientation:  Choose one Orientation date and register to come on that date (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.
  • Orientation Agenda:  The agenda for upcoming orientation sessions will be uploaded soon.
  • Orientation FAQs:  Here you will find answers to questions we receive from students and parents about Orientation.

2019 Winter and Spring Transfer Orientation dates

Session

Date

Time

Room

Session 1

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

KIVA, University Center

Session 2

Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

KIVA, University Center

Session 3

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

KIVA, University Center

Session 4 Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:00 pm -5:00 pm KIVA, University Center

2019 Summer and Fall Transfer Orientation dates

Session

Date

Time

Room

Session 1

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:00 pm -5:00 pm

KIVA, University Center

Session 2

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

KIVA, University Center

Session 3

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:00 pm -5:00 pm

KIVA, University Center

Session 4

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

KIVA, University Center

Session 5

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:00 pm -5:00 pm

KIVA, University Center

Session 6

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

KIVA, University Center