Welcome programs

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Through our welcome programs, we support your transition to college life by making connecting and building community a little easier and less stressful. We know from experience (and research!) how fundamental and real the need is to be at home on campus. 

These programs, held in late August, are open to all first-year, transfer, and nontraditional students. See program pages for specific dates and details. 

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ALMA is a four-day welcome program that strives to build a sense of belonging for incoming first-year, transfer, and non-traditional students with an interest in Latinx identity, community, and culture. 


Growing Oceanic and Asian American Leaders (GOAAL) is a welcome program focused on community-building and leadership development through the lenses of the Asian American and Pacific Islander experiences.

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Native American Student Welcome

The Native American Student Welcome is a program offered to all incoming first-year and transfer students who would like to learn about and connect with Native American students, faculty, and staff at the U-M.


Successful Arab Leaders at Michigan (SALAM) is a multi-day welcome program for incoming first and transfer students to build community, learn about campus resources, and connect with one another about the Arab student experience. 


Have any questions?

Contact [email protected]