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Welcome to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. We look forward to meeting you at Orientation. Most information about Orientation (including a detailed schedule) can be found on the Office of New Student Programs (ONSP) website, but this page will share some information unique to LSA.

How to Register for Orientation

Once you officially reply to your U-M acceptance letter and have paid the university deposit, the next step is to register for an Orientation session. If you haven’t, or if you’re not sure if you’ve registered for an Orientation session, please contact ONSP.

Before You Arrive

You will receive emails from ONSP prior to your Orientation date with detailed information and a link to the MyAdvising. Please complete all required tasks, including the online placement exams.

What to Expect

Orientation is a busy program, as we try to provide you with lots of information and answer all of your questions. While you’re here, you will:

  • Meet other students from all over the university.

  • Get information about a variety of campus offices and services.

  • Finish taking placement exams. myGuide has information on the placement exams offered.

  • Attend a large group meeting to learn about a liberal arts degree and its requirements.

  • Meet one-on-one with your assigned academic advisor. During this 25 minute meeting, you will have your questions answered and start to select classes.

  • Learn how to use the online course guide and registration system.

  • Register for classes. Most students leave Orientation with a full and complete schedule, but we will teach you how to make changes later, if you wish.

Important Note: You’ll complete your class schedule during Orientation.

You do not need to come to Orientation with a planned course schedule. We encourage you to look over the online LSA Course Guide before coming to Orientation, but Orientation is designed to help you make your schedule, so please don’t feel pressured to know what your schedule is before you get here. Your advisor will help you make good decisions to set you up for success. Come to Orientation with an open mind and intellectual curiosity and you’ll leave with a schedule that will be a great start to your Michigan experience.

Who You’ll Meet

Academic advisors are randomly assigned to students during Orientation. There are many academic advisors who work at the Newnan Advising Center and after Orientation students may meet with any advisor they would like. Meet the Newnan advisors and staff.


If you have questions about Orientation, check out our Orientation FAQ page. If you don’t find the answer to your question there, give us a call at 734.764.0332.

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