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Freshman Student Orientation

2021 Freshman Orientation
For freshman students beginning school in August 2021

All incoming freshmen students must participate in an orientation session in order to register for their classes. We will have six orientation date options for new freshman students beginning school in August 2021. These dates are April 23rd (Closed), April 26th, April 30th, June 4th, June 25th, and July 23rd. Whether orientation is virtual or in person, your orientation will take place on the date you register to attend. Registration for our April options is available now, and registration for our June and July options will go live in May 2021.

April 23, 2021- Freshman Orientation Registration is now closed! Please select one of the remaining April dates below.

April 26, 2021- Freshman Orientation (virtual)

April 30, 2021- Freshman Orientation (virtual)

Our April Orientation dates will take place in a virtual format. We have developed an Orientation Canvas course that all new students will have access to shortly after they register for an Orientation date. This course will serve as a resource that students can use in addition to the information they receive at Orientation. We will also have several campus visit days available in the summer for students who attend an April Orientation date.

ORIENTATION STEP 1: Before Your Orientation Day

Orientation Step 1 SIGN UP FOR ORIENTATION Select your preferred orientation date and register to attend!
Before Orientation SET UP ACCOUNTS Set up your UM Email, Banner Self Service, and Canvas Accounts
CANVAS MODULES Utilize Canvas modules as a resource to prepare for Orientation, Advising and Registration

ORIENTATION STEP 2: On Your Orientation Day

Step 2 TIME SESSION (via Zoom)
Day of Orientation 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM STUDENTS/GUESTS: Welcome and Students Services Session
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM STUDENTS: Orientation Leader Group Meetings
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM STUDENTS/GUESTS: Student Aid/Registrar Session
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM STUDENTS: Academic Department Meetings
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM STUDENTS: Virtual Involvement Fair

ORIENTATION STEP 3: After Your Orientation Day

Step 3 ADVISING APPOINTMENT Attend your advising appointment. The day/time will be determined at your orientation.
After Orientation REGISTER FOR CLASSES Register for your fall classes through Banner Self Service following your advising appointment.
ENROLLMENT CHECKLIST Make sure you read the enrollment checklist to take care of all other requirements.