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

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:  See the schedule and activities planned for your orientation (available soon)

    TIME

    ACTIVITIES

    8:00-8:30 a.m.

    Check-in/Resource Fair

    8:30-8:50 a.m.

    Welcome

    9:00-9:30 a.m.

    Academic Affairs: Supporting Your Student’s Educational Journey

    9:30-11:15 a.m.

    Campus Connections: Financial Aid and Cashier’s Offices, Campus safety, Registrar, Housing & Residential Life

    11:20 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

    Lunch

    12:10-1:10 p.m.

    Tour of Library or Flint’s Farmers’ Market

    1:10-2:00 p.m.

    A Year in the Life of First-Year Students: Panel with students and campus partners

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

    Optional tours of the campus, dormitories, downtown Flint.

  • Pre-Orientation Check-In:  Ask your student to indicate the number of guests (parents or family members) who will come to Orientation.

Parent and Family Sessions

Session

Date and Time

Room

Session 1

Thursday, June 14, 2018

UCEN Lobby

Session 2

Thursday, June 28, 2018

UCEN Lobby

Session 3

Thursday, July 12, 2018

UCEN Lobby

Session 4

Thursday, July 26, 2018

UCEN Lobby

Session 5

Thursday, August 9, 2018

UCEN Lobby

 

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:  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

  • 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 compete the Pre-Orientation Check-In to confirm parents, families, and guests and if attendees have any dietary and/or accessibility needs.

 

Summer and Fall 2018 - First Year Student Orientation Dates

Session

Date

Time

Room

Session 1

Closed

Closed

Closed

Session 2

Thursday, June 28, 2018

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lobby, University Center

Session 3

Thursday, July 12, 2018

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lobby, University Center

Session 4

Thursday, July 26, 2018

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lobby, University Center

Session 5

Thursday, August 9, 2018

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lobby, University Center

Session 6 Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:30 am to 1:00 pm Lobby, University Center
Session 7 Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm Lobby, University Center

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' tutition 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:  See the schedule and activities planned for your orientation.

    AM

    PM

    ACTIVITIES

    8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

    12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

    Check-In and Resource Fair

    9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

    1:00 - 1:15 p.m.

    Welcome

    9:15 – 9:35 a.m.

    1:15 - 1:35 p.m.

    Your Transfer and Advanced Placement Credits

    9:35 - 9:55 p.m.

    1:35 - 1:55 p.m.

    Understanding Your Financial Aid at UM-Flint

    10:10 - 10:55 p.m.

    2:10 - 2:55 p.m.

    Academic Round Table Discussion (Meta-Majors)

    11:10 – 12:20 p.m.

    3:10 - 4:20 p.m.

    Advising and Registration

    12:30 p.m.

    4:30 p.m.

    Optional tour of the campus, Housing.

    Meeting with Financial Aid counselors

  • Orientation FAQs:  Here you will find answers to questions we receive from students and parents about Orientation.

Fall 2018 - Transfer Student Orientation Dates

Session

Date

Time

Room

Session 1

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

KIVA, University Center

Session 2

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

KIVA, University Center

Session 3

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

KIVA, University Center

Session 4

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

KIVA, University Center

Session 5

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

KIVA, University Center

Session 6

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

KIVA, University Center

Session 7 Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:30 am to 1:00 pm Lobby, University Center