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As a supplement to our in-person Orientation programs (SOAR and EMU Connect), students will complete a series of online modules to learn information about Housing, EMU Dining, Academics, and Financial Aid, among other resources. Students are able to complete these modules at their own pace, and can reassess the information at any time.
Modules should be completed at three different times: pre-SOAR, post-SOAR, and pre-EMU Connect. Completing them this way will allow information to be available just in time, instead of all at once.
NOTE: Students will need their NetID and password to log in to the Online Orientation. Please be sure to have registered for an advising appointment by completing the EMU Enrollment form BEFORE logging in to your online orientation. Once you have registered it is mandatory to complete the Online Orientation prior to attending your SOAR day.
Student Orientation Advising & Registration (SOAR) is our series of one-day programs for incoming students to meet their advisor and register for their first semester of classes. Attending SOAR is mandatory for all new first year students. SOAR days will run from March 2023 through August 2023.
Remaining SOAR 2023 Dates:
May 26th, June 3rd, June 17th, June 23rd, July 15th, July 29th, August 5th, August 12th*
To ensure students get their preferred schedule, they should register for the first available date they are able to attend. Selecting a later SOAR date may mean desired classes are full by registration times.
SOAR days consist of a Resource Fair, group time led by current EMU students, academic advising, and course registration.
Prior to attending SOAR, students should complete:
For more information or questions about SOAR, click on the SOAR tile.
EMU Connect is the mandatory Step 2 of the Orientation process. It is an exciting weekend of events and activities prior to the start of classes on August 25, 26, & 27, 2023.
EMU Connect will provide students with opportunities to form relationships and connections with peer mentors, other students in the incoming class, and the campus community.
For an example of events that take place at EMU Connect, view the 2022 EMU Connect schedule [PDF]. The EMU Connect 2023 schedule will be available in summer 2023.
You'll receive more information about EMU Connect via your student email (@emich.edu). You can also download the official EMU smartphone app, the Eagle App, and check out the Orientation tile for more details.
Prior to attending EMU Connect, students should complete:
Welcome to EMU Message from President James Smith.
If you have any questions about these materials or the content included in them, please reach out to [email protected].
2023 EMU Orientation Student Workbook [PDF]
If you have accessibility or accommodation needs due to a disability, contact EMU's Disability Resource Center at 734.487.2470. Reasonable arrangements require practical advanced notice of need.