July
1
Admissions
Send final high school transcripts to Undergraduate Admissions
July
1
Orientation
New Student Orientation Part Two registration opens (for fall 2018)
July
1
Advising
College Success Seminar registration opens (for fall 2018)
July
15
Advising
Ensure AP/IB scores are sent to OU and a copy to your FYAC adviser (for fall 2018)
July 16
16
Financial
Fall 2018 charges assessed to eBill. Payment plan enrollment available for fall 2018.
August
1
Advising
Submit official college transcripts (for fall 2018, if applicable)
August
1
Housing
University Housing assignments mailed (for fall 2018)
August
15
Financial
September
4
Orientation
New Student Orientation Part Two (fall 2018)
September
5
Classes
Fall 2018 classes begin at 7 a.m.

Getting a Head start!

The summer is a great time to prepare for your start at OU. Review the before- and after-orientation areas to help guide you through the next several months.

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Before Orientation

Get ready to attend New Student Orientation Part One by reviewing topics such as course placement and testing, academic requirements, orientation program details and financial aid.

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After Orientation

Orientation isn’t the only step in your process to starting at OU. Other steps include things like submitting test scores and transcripts, paying your bill, purchasing textbooks and attending New Student Orientation Part Two.

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Meet the Orientation Team

Our team, comprised of advisers in the First Year Advising Center (FYAC) and Orientation Group Leaders, will assist you throughout your orientation.

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Course Placement and Testing

Mathematics, modern languages, and writing and rhetoric have course placement policies and/or testing options.

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Your Class Schedule

Your FYAC adviser will prepare a list of first year courses, specifically for you, for your intended major. Take an active role in your college experience by becoming familiar with your academic plan.

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Registering for Classes

Your FYAC adviser, Orientation Group Leader and a faculty member will help you register for your first year courses.


Accessibility

If you need special assistance to participate in orientation, contact Orientation and New Student Programs at (248) 370-GOLD (4653).


What to Bring to Orientation

Be sure to bring a valid government ID (high school ID is not valid) and copies of college transcripts, AP/IB test scores and/or course placement scores (if applicable). Don’t forget to plan for the weather.


Check-In and Parking

Check-in will begin at 7:45 a.m. in the Oakland Center. We encourage you to use the University Dr entrance and park in P-1. Attending the Housing Overnight Experience? Use the Walton entrance and park in P-3 or P-5. For directions and campus road closures, view the campus map. Plan ahead for road closures and detours.

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Housing Overnight Experience

University Housing staff have created an opportunity to experience the benefits of being a part of the OU resident community. This option is only available on specific dates – sign up today!

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Guest Policy

While we recognize that the support of family and friends is critical to your success as a student, we regret that we do not have space to accommodate family members or guests.


Meals

Continental breakfast and open cafeteria-style lunch are provided during the program. Dinner will be provided for students attending the Housing Overnight Experience.


Complete the FAFSA

Complete the free application online and include OU’s school code 002307. You’ll establish eligibility for grants by completing the FAFSA.

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COM 1100

COM 1100 is a first-year seminar course designed to help new students make a successful transition to the University.

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Living-Learning Communities

First-year students in a living-learning community can maximize engagement in their major through specialized programming and academic connections with faculty, staff and their peers.

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Honors College

OU’s Honors College allows students to creatively explore ideas and research with campus partners across the university. If you are interested in joining the Honors College attend one of their information sessions.

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Register for Orientation Part Two (Required)

Beginning July 1, you can register to attend Part Two. You will participate in events with faculty, staff and student leaders, including academic open houses, New Student Convocation, and an Involvement Fair.

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Submit AP/IB/CLEP scores and/or College Transcripts

Remember to submit your AP, IB and CLEP scores and/or college transcripts. All scores and transcripts should be mailed to the Office of the Registrar, O'Dowd Hall, Rm 100, 586 Pioneer Dr, Rochester, MI 48309-4401.

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Send Final High School Transcripts

Connect with your high school to place a request for your final transcript to be sent to OU.


Check Financial Aid Status in MySAIL

Check your Award Overview on MySAIL to make sure your course enrollment matches the Expected Enrollment listed on MySAIL. Contact Student Financial Services if it does not match. Make sure all financial aid requirements are listed as "Satisfied."

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Grant third-party payer access to family members

If someone is helping to fund your college education, make it easy by granting them access as an authorized user. Your family member or guardian can view account details and complete your payment electronically.

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Designate a Proxy

Identify a parent or family member (a proxy) to view and access your academic information, including class schedules, grades, and financial aid awards and requirements in MySAIL.

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Land an On-Campus Job

Getting an on-campus job is a great way to complement your academic experience by applying knowledge you learn in the classroom to the workplace and earning money for living expenses.

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Still deciding on a major?

Choosing a major can be a challenging process. Meet one-on-one with your assigned FYAC adviser to create a personal plan.

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Purchasing Your Textbooks

Visit the OU Barnes & Noble Bookstore to purchase your textbooks before the start of class. Take your class schedule with you for assistance in selecting the correct textbooks.

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