Our faculty, staff, and students are glad that you have chosen to join us. We hope your undergraduate experience will pave the way for an exciting future.
After you paid your enrollment deposit, you should have received information about orientation from the Office of New Student Programs (ONSP) including how to register for orientation, directions to campus, and information about where you will stay. You will spend Day 1 and the morning of Day 2 in ONSP programming with students enrolling in schools across campus.
We will see you the afternoon of Day 2 of your orientation. We, along with your Peer Advisors, will be here to work with you as you learn more about our school and U-M. You will also meet individually with your Kinesiology advisor both Day 2 before you plan your schedule, and Day 3 before and after you register for classes.
Congratulations! We look forward to seeing you soon.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
Complete these steps before you come to Orientation:
- Take the Math Placement Test and the Sweetland Writing Center Assessment (instructions are in your orientation materials from ONSP)
- Visit the following sections of the Kinesiology website, where you can learn about:
On Day 1 you will attend a campus-wide Orientation Program.
After attending morning programming with campus-wide Orientation, you will be directed to Kinesiology’s OUSA offices at 555 S. Forest (ground floor).
1:00pm: Attend the Kinesiology presentation at the OUSA offices at 555 S. Forest (ground floor). In a group setting, you will meet your academic advisors and learn about Kinesiology degree requirements and basic college policies and procedures. You will also get to know other Kinesiology students at the same orientation.
2:30-5:00pm: During this timeframe you will have a 20-minute scheduled appointment with your academic advisor. You will have a conversation about courses for the fall term, including your goals, interests, and level of preparation. You will be given a list of courses or course types to take during fall term.
You'll also receive your placement exam results. (If you have taken any Advanced Placement exams, even if you have not yet received the results, please let your advisor know.)
Once finished with activities at OUSA, you will be directed back to the larger Orientation program to rejoin other students for dinner and other activities prior to Peer Advising.
7:30pm: Meet with your Peer Advisors at the Central Campus Rec Building (CCRB). Your Orientation Leaders will guide you to the CCRB south (Geddes) entrance where you will wait in the lobby. You will spend time in the computer lab with your Peer Advisors learning how to use Wolverine Access and the LSA Online Course Guide, and planning your tentative fall schedule. You will also be able to ask your Peer Advisors questions about academics at Michigan.
When you register the next morning, you may find that some courses on your list are closed or require some additional preparation. Should that happen, you will want to be ready to substitute another course that is equally satisfying. This evening session with your Peer Advisors is an ideal time to explore new subject areas or pursue topics that interest you.
8:00am-Noon: Registration. Go to 555 S. Forest (ground floor) — make sure you pay attention to your assigned time for this morning! You will meet again with your academic advisor at their office to check in before registering. As you make a final selection of fall courses, your OUSA advisor and your Peer Advisors will be there to guide you. Before leaving, you will need to check your schedule with an advisor, and fill out the Orientation exit survey.
NOTE: While most students finish registering for classes by noon, actual ending time varies. Contact the Office of New Student Programs (734-764-6413) for instruction on scheduling return flights – typically you should never schedule a flight prior to 4:00pm to ensure you have enough time to finish registration and return to the airport. If you are auditioning for Marching Band, schedule your flight for after 7:00pm. Contact the Office of New Student Programs for more information in this regard.