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Join new incoming Wolverines at Wolverine Welcome Day to celebrate the start of the school year! Wolverine Welcome Day (formerly known as Go Blue Orientation Day & Convocation) is an opportunity for you to explore campus, meet your peers, and get an introduction to campus life at the University of Michigan - Dearborn.

This day-long experience will take place on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and it will be an event that you don’t want to miss! 

Throughout the day, you can expect to attend engaging workshop sessions, networking with your peers and students clubs and organizations and get lots of SWAG! There will also be food, outdoor activities and games, and a spirit squad to get you pumped about the upcoming academic year!

Immediately following Wolverine Welcome Day is the Go Blue Bash, which is an opportunity for new and returning students to connect with student organizations, campus resources/services, and community partners. Go Blue Bash will occur from 3:00 - 6:00 PM.

COVID safety information 

All University of Michigan-Dearborn students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Individuals must have completed, or received at least the initial dose of, the COVID-19 vaccination and submit their proof of vaccination to U-M no later than August 30, 2021. Wolverine Welcome participants must complete this process in order to attend the event. For more information and to learn how to submit your status visit

Participants should be prepared to wear face coverings throughout the day while indoors.

Success Seminar Descriptions

Take a sneak peek at seminars taking place at Wolverine Welcome Day to best prepare for your academic career at UM-Dearborn!

Experience + You = Designing Your Professional Path

Welcome to UM-Dearborn! Experience+ is here for YOU! The EXP+ team of Career Services, Talent Gateway, Global Education, and Mardigian Library are here to help you learn how to leverage your experiences, strengths, and skills to make the most out of your UM-Dearborn journey! Join us and begin designing your professional path by identifying key opportunities to engage with career and major exploration, research, global experiences, and much more!

Financial Fitness for College Students

This workshop will introduce you to the four pillars of financial wellness, and provide you with a blueprint for establishing healthy financial habits. We will cover the essentials of money management and establishing credit, and help you avoid some of those common money mistakes that can be expensive. Core topics: The importance of using a monthly spending plan, How to establish credit and build a high credit score, Common money mistakes to avoid, & Tips on how to avoid financial scams.

How to Manage Anxiety While Navigating Change

The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged us all and has changed many aspects of our daily life. In this session, we will discuss methods to manage anxiety and increase our flexibility as we create a new normal and navigate the ever changing environment.

Learning By Doing: Experiential Learning Opportunities @ UM-Dearborn

A panel of students from the four colleges at UM-Dearborn will share examples of opportunities to reinforce your classroom learning via experiential learning a.k.a. “Learning by Doing”. Such opportunities include participation in national and international student competition teams, community and civic engagement groups and organizations, and research experiences for undergraduates.

Making the Most of Your First Year!

Starting fresh at a new university is exciting, nerve-racking, and all sorts of other feelings. Join this session led by upper level students to learn how you can make the most out of your first year at UM-Dearborn by making new friends, getting involved with student orgs, connecting with mentors, learning tips and tricks for success and finding ways to get engaged within student life on campus!

Navigating Library Resources and Finding Research Support

Wondering about the best ways to begin your research paper or project and what relevant resources are available? Your subject librarians are here to help!! Learn how we can save you time and effort by linking you to the best research tools and strategies for your research papers and projects.

Tech 101 - Introduction to Campus Technology

Learn about the computing services and resources that UM-Dearborn students have access to! Get started with your email address, MWireless, Canvas, and much more. Topics also include accessing the M-Google suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, Dropbox cloud storage, and Office 365 available for free to all U-M students.

Tips and Tricks to Navigating Freshman Year

Freshman year is full of possibilities and excitement but can be overwhelming at the same time.  A panel of upperclassmen will share their experiences as well as strategies on how to navigate your first year of college to have a smooth transition while having fun at the same time.  

What I Wish I Had Known: How to Get the Most Out of Class

A new semester means new classes, new instructors, and lots of new learning this fall!  Have you thought about your learning strategies for a successful semester ahead?  Join this session to explore important first steps for efficient studying, effective learning, and overall academic success this fall.

Wise and Well: Simple Tips for Beating Procrastination and Stress

This program will introduce students to several methods of managing the multiple transitions and stressors that accompany these changes. Tips and tricks will be given on how to navigate daily stress and time management using a wellness approach shown to help with student success!


Registration is now closed for Wolverine Welcome Day & Go Blue Bash

Registration is now closed for Wolverine Welcome Day & Go Blue Bash.

Please note, registration is required to attend this event. 

Celebrate on Social Media

Be on the lookout for photo stations during Go Blue Bash, or make any photo even more festive by adding one of our social media graphics when sharing to Instagram and Snapchat.

Instagram Lens

Add our Instagram AR lens to your photos throughout Wolverine Welcome Day and Go Blue Bash. The lens has three different options to use with the back camera in the app. Find the lens on our Instagram account @umdearborn or with your mobile device.

Snapchat Lens

Add some confetti to your photos to celebrate being on campus with our Snapchat lens! Add the lens on Snapchat.

Snapchat Geofilter

For those on campus during Go Blue Bash, look for our special Go Blue Bash Snapchat geofilter as you explore the festivities. This will only be available during the event on August 31, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Our average undergraduate class size is 26 students.

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