Orientation

We're excited to welcome you to UM-Dearborn! You will soon meet us at your orientation session and while with us, we want you to be encouraged, focused, and motivated to start classes. We know that starting school in a new place can be stressful but we hope that our "Wolverine Wisdom" can ease your anxiety and give you high hopes for the upcoming semester.  - The 2014 Orientation Leaders

 

2014 Wolverine Wisdom

 

 “My advice is to get to know as many people as you can, form networks, and meet friends. It will make your time here so much more enjoyable.” – Kelly Bedro

 

“Be friendly. It is important to make a good impression. You would be surprised where opportunities pop up.” – Sarah Bellaire

 

 “Be yourself! This is the time to explore all kinds of opportunities. Don’t be afraid to try new things and meet new people and don’t be afraid to ask questions!” – Kelly Conen

 

“Don’t get too behind in your classes! It’s great to be involved, but you need to make sure you stay on top of your classes; once you fall behind its next to impossible to catch up again!” – Samantha Cooley

 

 “When the going gets tough, the tough get going! Don’t give up!” – Ali Elsaghir

 

 “My best advice for incoming students is to do three things:  1. Get involved on campus – find where your niche is, 2. Meet and get to know your professors because they will be the ones to write your letters of recommendation, and 3. Just have fun – college is an experience, enjoy every moment of it!” – Tina Moynahan

 

“Become friends with people in your same major, having friends in your classes removes a lot of the initial stress.” – Samuel Parks

 

 “Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Always speak up if you don’t understand.” – Amal Qureshi

 

 “Be confident and have fun, college is a once in a life time experience.” – Rachel Simms

 

“Don’t be afraid to venture out of your comfort zone and explore new and different activities or options on campus. This is your time to explore new ideas and interests.” – Liala Sobh

 

 “Be able to be excited for everything you do and you will live a happy life.” – Dorothy Wong