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Welcome students, family members, faculty and staff. The Dean of Students Office is here to help you take full advantage of the countless resources available to you at University of Detroit Mercy.

We are deeply committed to providing students with a wide range of programs and services designed to assist in making a student's life at the University vibrant. If you are new to the Office of the Dean of Students, we invite you to get acquainted with our critical functions, program areas and annual events.


    New student orientation

    Welcome to Detroit Mercy. Orientation is a great time, and the Orientation Staff has a long tradition of generosity and hospitality. Orientation at University of Detroit Mercy happens in the Summer and Fall.

    Summer Orientation is known as SOAR (Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration). Fall Orientation is known as PTV (Prologues, Transitions, & Viewpoints). Both Orientation programs are planned and coordinated by a collaborative group of University staff and students who have come together to assist students and families with the skills, knowledge and resources that will enable our students to be successful at Detroit Mercy academically, socially and spiritually.

    This is our opportunity to team up and help new students understand Detroit Mercy’s mission and to feel welcomed to the University community.

    By attending SOAR, parents and families will learn what departments are available to answer questions. New students will take placement tests and be advised on class schedules by caring faculty and administrators. Participants will be given the opportunity to interact with others undergoing the same transition.

    By attending PTV, we hope that students can begin to answer the question of how they will embark on their new journey as a member of the University community. Our student staff will help lead new students on your way. We have no doubt that new students will embrace their new academic and social community and look forward to embarking on a boundless future.


    Orientation Leader Application

    All documents must be completed by January 27, 2017

    Please complete the online application using the link below.

    Please download the orientation leader application here*.

    *The download contains requirements for the position, important information and dates. Please keep for your records. 

    Please download the Orientation Director Recommendation form here.**

    **The download contains Questions, Recommendation Form (return in sealed envelope), and Checklist.  The 3 forms must be completed and submitted by Friday, January 27, 2017.   



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