Orientation & Transition Experiences

In an effort to support students’ unique transition to the U of M and their persistence to graduation, Orientation & Transition Experiences offers high quality, dynamic, experiences that cultivate community while empowering students to champion their development and leverage campus resources.


  • Belonging: Continually finding a sense of connection.
  • Collaboration: Creating synergy through intentional partnerships.
  • Inclusion: Advocating for equity in our programs and on our campus.
  • Personal Growth: An ongoing process of self improvement and skill development.
  • Student Success: Empowering students to thrive as they persist to graduation.
Students Served: 
Incoming first-year students (both freshmen and transfers)
Current first-year students through their first two semesters
Current second-year students through their third and fourth semesters
Upperclassmen with over 400 student leadership and employment opportunities
Services Offered: 
  • Helping students understand and thrive in their transition
  • Creating a welcoming environment
  • Communicating academic expectations and pathways
  • Sharing information about how to navigate resources
  • Fostering community development
  • Conveying the importance of student engagement
  • Connecting new students with peer leaders


Academic Support Resources


Center for Academic Planning & Exploration

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President's Emerging Scholars

Reserve Officers Training Corps

SMART Learning Commons

Office of Undergraduate Research

University Honors Program

Writing Across the Curriculum