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Get connected before arriving on campus
May 25, 2016
Joe Colangelo

With New Student Orientation sessions starting in just a few weeks, your four-year, life-changing experience is about to begin.

Now it’s real: You’re a Wolverine.

And while many of you are wrapping up your senior year of high school, earning your diplomas and attending graduation parties, the Orientation team is busy getting ready to welcome and celebrate our new class of Victors.

Our goal for when you arrive on campus this summer is not only for you to schedule your first year’s classes or learn about the multitude of resources and opportunities available to you. It’s to make sure you leave Orientation knowing that you made the right decision and that Michigan is the place you need to be.

One exciting update we’re introducing this year is the University of Michigan New Student Orientation mobile app – now available to download for both Apple and Android devices.

The app provides everything you need to know, including event schedules and locations, maps, and access to a variety of informational resources that will come in handy during the three-day campus experience.

Download it now before you forget, take some time to play around with it in the days leading up to Orientation, and be ready to use it once you’re here.

We designed the app to make the experience more convenient and dynamic for everyone.  You can find your orientation schedule, campus resources, and maps all in one place.  And, if you happen to get turned around on campus, the app includes a GPS feature that steers you to any pertinent building or campus location.

If you haven’t signed up for Orientation, please do so as soon as possible. Remember, also, that your parents and families can participate in their own informational sessions that run concurrent to Orientation.

Our team is eager to meet you, introduce you to this exceptional university, and be a resource as you begin your Michigan adventure. We hope you’re just as excited.

See you soon.

Joe Colangelo

is an assistant director in the Office of New Student Programs