Freshman Orientation

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Freshman Orientation

UDM's freshman orientation program is required for all students who will be starting classes in the fall term.  The program will provide you with information and experiences to help make your time at UDM successful. Freshman orientation has two phases:

  • Phase 1: SOAR
    Student Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR) is Phase I of freshman orientation. The two-day session scheduled annually in June or July. You'll become familiar with University life by staying on campus overnight, touring UDM buildings, meeting with your academic advisor, and registering for your first semester classes. Begin the registration process today.
  • Phase 2: PTV
    Prologues, Transitions & Viewpoints (PTV) is Phase II of freshman orientation. The four-day session takes place in late August as an introduction to your Fall semester. You'll get to know classmates, faculty and other members of the UDM community by sharing experiences both on campus and off, including a day filled with social and cultural experiences in Detroit. To find out more about PTV start here.

Parent Orientation

College is a financial and emotional investment for the whole family, which is why UDM offers a special orientation program specifically for parents of incoming students. The program will assist in the transition to becoming a college parent and equip you with resources to help your student achieve success at UDM. Register and learn more about parent orientation.