First Year Experience

Welcome to Michigan

The Welcome to Michigan Program consists of over 200 events that offer something for everyone!  "Welcome Home" represents the start of so many new possibilities for you as part of the Michigan Community. There are numerous resources, programs, and other opportunities here for you, and we hope that during Welcome to Michigan you can explore several of them so you can begin to make your time at Michigan really your home away from home!  

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LSA Students: Become a Digital Wolverine!

Join other members of the Class of 2022, and the U-M student organization WeListen, for the LSA Online Summer Reads

Get to know other new students. Engage in complex conversations across the political spectrum. Learn more about WeListen and the on campus dialogues this Fall.

Learn more and participate here.

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Facilitate a UM Class in Fall 2018

ALA 471, “Leadership and Facilitation in Community Building,” prepares facilitators to facilitate a section of ALA 171 with a co-facilitator.  ALA 471 meets on Tuesdays from 3-5 pm, and gives 3 graded credits. ALA 171, “Making the Most of Michigan,” is a 7-week, 1-credit, (credit/no credit) seminar for first-year students in which we introduce resources and address questions such as Who am I?  With whom will I connect at Michigan? Where am I going?  How will I continue my learning beyond Michigan?

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Resources and Opportunities

As part of your First Year Experience, the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR), Ginsberg Center, and University Housing have teamed up to share opportunities for you to explore Living In Community in your first year at Michigan. In order to make the most of your year, we invite you to explore these resources and opportunities.

Safety on Campus

It’s not just your parents who want to ensure that your first year at Michigan is a safe one. Our community is at its strongest when everyone feels safe.

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