Freshman Orientation

You must attend an orientation session in order to register for classes.

Freshman orientation begins with the Office of New Student Programs (ONSP), and continues with SMTD. Once your enrollment deposit is credited to your account, you will receive information from ONSP which will include details about how to register online for your orientation session. You must register and receive confirmation from ONSP in order to participate in orientation.

During the three-day program, students complete necessary procedures for class registration, including placement exams and academic advising. The first day of orientation is spent learning general U-M information. Students then meet with SMTD staff, advisors, and current students on the afternoon of day two and the morning of day three. All students will meet with academic advisors prior to registering for classes, and Music and Musical Theatre students will take theory and piano placement exams.

2018 Summer Orientation Sessions

June 19-21

June 10-12
June 17-19
July 8-10
July 17-19
July 29-31

Musical Theatre
July 10-12

Theatre & Drama
July 15-17

Final Fall Orientation

There will be a final orientation offered the week before the start of classes for all students who are unable to attend an orientation session throughout the summer.

New SMTD Undergraduate Student Welcome Ceremony – required for all incoming undergraduates

All incoming SMTD undergraduate students are invited to attend the New Undergraduate Student Welcome Ceremony that will be held in Britton Recital Hall on Thursday, August 30 beginning at 6:30pm.

Living Arts

Living Arts is an interdisciplinary residential community in Bursley Hall on the U-M North Campus that brings together 115 undergraduates in the arts, architecture, engineering, and other fields to explore innovation, creativity and collaboration. Living Arts strives to provide an open, playful environment that encourages students to generate and pursue creative new ideas. The program offers weekly classes and monthly workshops by distinguished faculty and working professionals from the fields of engineering, architecture, visual arts, film, music performance and composition, dance, and theater. All Living Arts students take an interdisciplinary class together and work on collaborative projects. In addition, Living Arts provides mentorship by older students and support for Living Arts students to create their own programming and events.