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Orientation

Admitted students will (1) pay the university enrollment deposit, (2) receive a uniqname, which enables students to access their official University of Michigan account and email address, and (3) sign up for and attend an Orientation session.  The Office of New Student Programs (ONSP) coordinates all aspects of Orientation outside of advising and registration. Their phone number is 734.764.6413. The ONSP website has a comprehensive checklist of what you need to do before your Orientation session. 

Changing an Orientation Date

As noted above, ONSP coordinates all aspects of Orientation, including changing dates if you find you need to switch sections. Please contact their office directly.

Placement Exams

You will receive email from ONSP prior to your Orientation date with more information and links to the placement exam portal. Please read that email thoroughly. You will complete the online placement exams, except for the self-directed writing placement exam which is not required for Honors students. 

Honors Orientation Events

Lunch & Big Ideas. On the first day of Orientation, you'll have lunch in Honors with your peers. Directly following, you'll spend some time with the faculty director in a discussion section called "Big Ideas." You'll join in an information fair and meet with Honors Summer Peer Mentors. 

Honors Advising & Registration. During Orientation, you'll also meet your assigned Honors advisor. Together, you'll select a schedule of classes and complete your fall term registration. Students are encouraged to look over the online LSA Course Guide before coming to Orientation, but there's no pressure to pre-determine your schedule before you arrive. Your advisor will be able to help you make good decisions based on your goals and aspirations. 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.