The University of Michigan-Flint International Center is responsible for international student orientations sessions, with support provided by the Student Success Center. 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 two weeks before coming to Orientation.
Orientation Agenda: Will be provided to you prior to orientation. Below is a sample schedule.
|April 29-30, 2021 (2 day orientation)||8:30 a.m.||Happenings Room-University Center (UCEN)|
|August 25-27, 2021 (3 day orientation)||8:30 a.m.||Happenings Room-University Center (UCEN)|
|8 – 8:30 a.m.||Check-in/Resource Fair – Meet at the Lobby of the University Center|
|8:30 – 8:50 a.m.||Welcome|
|8:50 – 9 a.m.||Split into Tracks: Students | Families|
|9 – 9:40 a.m.||Academic Round-Table Discussion (Meta-Majors)|
|9:55 – 10:35 a.m.||Student Experience: Survival Guide for Success|
|10:45 – 11 a.m.||Financial Aid (1)/Public Safety (2)|
|11 – 11:15 a.m.||Public Safety (1)/Financial Aid (2)|
|11:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Lunch/Engagement|
|12:40 – 1:50 p.m.||Advising/Registration|
|2 – 5 p.m.||Optional tours: Campus, Housing, Downtown Flint|
Meeting with Financial Aid counselor