How to Use the Online Orientation Packet

The Online Orientation Packet is easy to use and easy to navigate. It gives you all of the information you are looking for in one concise website.

You will see the links to all 5 main webpages are also available in the Left Navigation Menu.   The Online Orientation Packet is accessible through the main Orientation website.


The Online Orientation Packet main page gives you 5 different websites to start from:

  • Academic Information
  • Campus Resources
  • Technology
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • A-Z Resource List


Academic Information provides links to all four academic units on campus.  By clicking on each unit you will find program specific information and documents.

Let’s say you want to know more about your academic unit, the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters. You especially want to know about advising….

  • Click on Academic Information
  • Click on College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
  • Click on the Advising link
  • It takes you straight to the advising website

Campus Resources provides links and documents to help you navigate through campus and stay on track during the semester.

Technology provides links to computer labs, security and privacy, wireless and proper documentation to stay connected on campus.

Frequently Asked Questions provides helpful information and tools to the many questions students seek answers to.

A-Z Resource List combines all links and documents from the entire Online Orientation Packet on one single website.


Purpose/Benefits of the Online Orientation Packet

Relevancy and Increased Awareness
This site benefits new students by providing links/resources to information necessary to become acclimated and orientated to the UM-Dearborn campus.  This site raises the awareness of University resources.

Eco-Friendly
This site reduces the distribution of an abundance of paper, thus an environmentally-friendly solution.

Efficiency and Accessibility
This content is organized simply and efficiently in a robust way.  It takes into account content from the eyes of a new student.  This site is available 24 hours a day, making it easy to find information all the time.

For comments/questions about the Online Orientation Packet, e-mail orientation@umd.umich.edu.