First Year Students

Welcome to your first year. Welcome Titans! Hope you have an awesome year.

Freshman Orientation 2021

Freshman orientation is designed to continue to introduce you to the Detroit Mercy community, and provide you with the information and experiences you will need to be successful in college. The program consists of two parts (SOAR and PTV), and is required for incoming freshmen during their transitory summer. 

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SOAR

Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) is part I of our freshman orientation program and is designed to give you the opportunity to become more familiar with collegiate life at Detroit Mercy.  SOAR is a half-day, in-person event.  Students can choose from one of eight sessions offered during June and July. 

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PLACEMENT TESTS

Before the fall semester begins, you will meet with your academic advisor who will help you choose your classes.  SAT/ACT scores and/or placement test results will be used to help place you in appropriate level English, math, chemistry and foreign language classes.  Placement tests are required if you do not have an SAT/ACT score on file at the University. Students who have an SAT/ACT score on file are encouraged to take the placement tests, but are not required to do so. Placement tests need to be completed at least two weeks before your advising and registration session. 

PLACEMENT TEST INFORMATION

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PARENT ORIENTATION

Parent Orientation is a half-day, in-person event.  Guests will meet deans, faculty and support personnel to learn about the campus resources available to help their students achieve success and graduate. Parents can choose to attend one of eight sessions offered during June and July. 
 

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PTV

August 25 - 27

Prologues, Transitions and Viewpoints (PTV) is part II of freshman orientation.  This three-day program is comprised of meeting faculty, connecting with current students and immersing yourself in the culture and history of Detroit.  

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MOVE-IN

August 22 - 24  

If you are interested in living on campus, you will need to submit a residence hall application. Have your My Portal log in credentials (sent earlier via email) available to access the application. Contact Admissions if you need assistance in retrieving your My Portal log in information.  Students living on campus will receive their room assignment along with information about the move-in process during the summer months. 

SUBMIT RESIDENCE HALL APPLICATION

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FALL SEMESTER

August 30 

The University is planning for a primarily in-person semester for Fall 2021 which begins on August 30.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ACADEMIC YEAR

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NEW BEGINNINGS RETREAT

September 18 - 19  

The New Beginnings Retreat is an optional event open to new first-year, second-year and transfer students who are interested in community building, reflection, fun activities and prayer.  This is a great way to meet new friends early in the year.
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