Welcome new ECE graduate students!
ECE Program Information Session
This is a time for you to learn about the program, degree requirements, course selection, academic advisors as well as complete necessary paperwork.
College of Engineering New Graduate Student Welcome
This is an event for you to learn more about the College of Engineering and what resources it offers on North Campus as well as meet other graduate students. Learn more >
Mandatory for all students on a F-1 or J-1 visa status. Failure to attend can result in immigration issues.
This is an information session to review your obligations and responsibilities as an international student as well as provide the University with all necessary documents.
Learn more >
Checklist: Before Arriving on Campus
- 1. Create your U-M Uniqname and Email
You should have received an email with instruction on how to create your U-M uniqname. This uniqname will become your University’s email address. All official correspondences from us will be sent to your University’s email address. Make sure to check it throughout the summer.
If you haven’t received an email, click the button below:
- 2. Join the ECE Facebook group
Check out your incoming class Facebook page to talk with other incoming students about housing, potential roommates, courses, etc.
Follow the department on our social media channels:
- 3. Locate Housing
- 4. Submit Immunization and Health Records
Click here for information regarding necessary health and immunizations record requirements.
- 5. Complete the FAFSA
Complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) in order to qualify for your fellowship if you have not done so already.
THIS IS REQUIRED FOR DOMESTIC STUDENTS ONLY. International students are not required to complete the FAFSA.
The University of Michigan’s Federal School Code 00232.
- 6. Familiarize yourself with our advising and course resources
For information on degree requirements, the graduate program manual, additional academic information, dates and deadlines, information for international students, certificate programs, and more, click here >
Checklist After Arriving on Campus
- 1. Obtain an MCard
This is your official University of Michigan identification card. Bring a photo ID to verify who you are.
- On North Campus, Pierpont Commons, Room B430
- On Central Campus, Student Activities Building (SAB), room 100
- 2. Update Wolverine Access
It’s important to keep your current personal information (address, phone number, emergency contact) up-to-date. Go to Wolverine Access now.
- 3. Meet with your Academic Advisor
- 4. Make your final course selection before the first day of class
Check your course information on Wolverine Access. Be sure the courses showing on your class list on Wolverine Access are the classes you are attending.
- 5. Learn the Bus system
Make sure to read your emails from the International Center. They provide a lot of information to assist new students with the transition to the University.
Links and Resources
We are a big university. Here is various information to help you navigate the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor.
Campus Information Center – University and Campus Life information including maps, transportation info, campus events, etc.
Info You Need to Know – Your guide to navigating the College of Engineering and its resources.
New Graduate Students – Information provided by the Rackham Graduate School
Your New Home – Area information for arts, restaurants, sports, recreation, museums, and culture