When I first registered for classes at orientation in the basement of East Quad with maybe 20 plus other freshmen, it was easy to get overwhelmed with the various majors, distribution requirements, and general registration process. But in hindsight, deciding what classes to take and creating the perfect schedule was simple.
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After a protracted search, I received and accepted an offer of a summer internship at Amazon. I'd expected to spend the summer working at Amazon's main office in Seattle, but to my surprise, I was placed in Massachusetts!
Before you arrive in September, you will have to complete orientation! While you really shouldn’t worry about orientation – it’s a fun, light start to your time as a Michigan Wolverine – I figured you all may want a few tips to maximize your first three days on campus as a student. So, without further ado, here are five quick tips to help you make the most of orientation.
During my first year at Michigan, I set a personal goal to use as many of the resources available to me on campus as possible. As an undeclared LSA first-year student, I heavily utilized my academic advisor, I enjoyed a couple of free shows with the Passport to the Arts, and I took advantage of student pricing on season tickets for football and basketball.
Over a year ago when I was working on my application to U-M, I remember trying to edit every detail to perfection. But one question I could not answer—no matter how I much I wanted to—was my prospective major.
While I’m sure you’re excited for football Saturdays at the Big House or for the plethora of diverse musical and theatrical performances put on across campus, I have news: as a student at the University of Michigan, you are going to study, and you are going to study a lot.
One great thing about being a Wolverine is receiving all of the free stuff the university gives out to students. I've compiled a list of different free things U-M has for us. Whether you're here already or planning to join us as part of #Victors2023, I hope you take advantage of them!
Part of acclimating to a new community is learning its “culture”: its inside jokes, its history, its apocryphal tales, and (what I like to call) its Folk Wisdom: “common knowledge” well-known to long-time students, but only spread to freshmen through experience or word of mouth.
Around this time a year ago, I had finally decided to attend the University of Michigan. Looking back, from the time I enrolled to the first day of classes, there were several ways I prepared (and several ways I did not prepare) for college.