Orientation Overview

Welcome to University of Michigan

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Michigan! The International Center is excited to welcome you to the University and Ann Arbor this Winter.

Pre-Departure Orientation

The International Center will be offering two Pre-Departure Orientations, which will be held virtually through Zoom in December. The Pre-Departure Orientation will be recorded and posted online for those who are unable to attend live. Click here to learn more and to register to attend!

International Center Winter Orientation Events and Resources

The International Center offers a range of orientation events for new international students and scholars. Learn more about Winter 2022 Orientation events and resources here.

International Student Welcome Booklet

Download our International Student Welcome Booklet for a comprehensive overview of International Center, University and local resources. 

Additional Requirements and Recommendations

The following is a list of additional requirements and recommendations for new graduate/professional students, undergraduate students, and scholars (J-1 Exchange Visitors):

Graduate and Professional Students

  • Required: You must complete the International Center's mandatory check-in.
  • Required/Recommended: Your school or academic department probably offers an orientation. It may be required, but even if it is not, the International Center strongly recommends that you attend. Consult your school or department for more details.

Undergraduate Students

Scholars (J-1 Exchange Visitors)

  • Required:  You must complete the mandatory check-in process, including the online pre- and post-arrival training and the check-in. The check-in is currently being conducted virtually due to COVID-19. 

Additional Resources