transfer student orientation

Orientation at the university is designed to facilitate a smooth transition to the University of Michigan-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 awards, campus resources, and opportunities to meet with faculty.

Before registering for your first semester courses, you must meet (virtually or via phone until further notice) 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).  
  • Transfer Student 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 online orientation).
  • Transfer Student Orientation Agenda:  See the schedule and activities planned for your orientation (agenda not applicable for online orientation).
  • Orientation FAQs: Here you will find answers to questions we receive from students about Orientation.

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

Summer, & Fall 2024

New Transfer StudentsContinuous*N/ASelf-Paced Online
New Transfer StudentsFriday, April 2610 a.m.University Center
New Transfer StudentsFriday, June 710 a.m.Murchie Science Building
New Transfer StudentsFriday, August 910 a.m.Murchie Science Building

*Students are notified via email when their orientation content is accessible to them