Freshman Orientation

All first-year students new to the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) are required to attend a 2-day overnight Orientation session. Orientation sessions are held in June and July.


Students who have paid their confirmation fee receive an email in March (not earlier) with specific Orientation dates, registration instructions, and other details. NOTE: Whenever you pay your fee, it will take up to 2 weeks for the fee to be processed. After it's processed, we'll email you with Orientation information.

The goal of this 2-day Orientation session is to give incoming students the opportunity to:

  • learn about CFANS and U of M programs and services
  • register for courses, with the assistance of an adviser
  • meet other first-year students

Fall 2016 Freshman Orientation 2-Day Sessions (based on availability):
June 8-9, June 13-14, June 15-16, June 20-21, June 22-23, June 27-28, July 11-12, July 13-14 and August 24-25 (International Student Orientation)

For more overviews about freshman orientation, visit the U of M's Orientation and First-Year Programs (OFYP) website.