international student orientation

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.
  • 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.

Fall 2021

August 25-27, 2021 (3 day orientation)8:30 a.m.Happenings Room-University Center (UCEN)


TimeAgenda Item
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
  • 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.