Now that you are here, please take time to attend the following events specifically coordinated for new students only. Get to know your fellow students, meet some faculty, and gain valuable information to make your time here at Michigan as rewarding as possible. It is imperative that you attend the CSE New Student Welcome and a CSE Peer Counseling Session.
Create a UM uniqname and establish basic computer access: http://www.itcs.umich.edu/uniqname/. You’ll want to check your University of Michigan email account frequently as this is the primary way that the University and CSE will communicate with you.
There are plenty of on-campus and off-campus housing options for graduate students:
Most of you have already responded to the email that you received from the Rackham Graduate School’s Admissions area asking you to matriculate (i.e. enroll) via Wolverine Access, Student Business). Please note that registering is a separate process and further information follows. Therefore, if you’ve not yet matriculated, you must do so immediately. For assistance, please contact Rackham Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration opens the beginning of June. You must register for at least one OPEN course prior to the first day of classes to avoid being assessed a late registration fee. If you are unable to register for a class you want (as is typical for most new graduate students), you should get on the waitlist. Once the term begins, you should attend the first day of that class to obtain an override (i.e. permission) from the instructor. For more information, please click on the “Show more” option under the “After Arriving on Campus” heading below.
International students must visit the International Center to complete the mandatory check-in. More information is available here.
You must obtain an MCard. This is your official University of Michigan identification card. To obtain a card, you must take a photo ID to one of the following two locations:
Meet with the CSE Graduate Coordinator to receive academic advisor information and ask any questions you may have. This meeting should be scheduled here.
After this meeting, doctoral students should refer to the end of the CSE Graduate Brochure to view a list of classes offered prior to discussing their required coursework (breadth, depth, etc.) with their academic advisor.
After this meeting, master’s students should:
*Please note that this is a tentative schedule of classes you plan to complete for your degree and this document may change as you progress through the program.
If you have received departmental financial aid in the form of a fellowship, you should also meet with the CSE Financial Aid Coordinator in 3909 Beyster. GSIs and GSRAs should meet with Karen Liska in 3709 Beyster. Additionally, GSRAs should meet with their faculty advisor and corresponding lab administrator.
By now you should have already registered for at least one course to avoid incurring a late registration fee. You will have until the end of the first three weeks of classes to finalize your course selections. It is strongly recommended that you take a maximum of only 2-3 courses. (9 credit hours is considered full time, and 6 credit hours is considered full time for GSIs and GSRAs.) If a course is closed, you should get on the waitlist and attend the first day of class. If you are granted an override (i.e. permission) to register, you must add the class and complete the registration process via Wolverine Access. You are responsible for checking your course registration information on Wolverine Access to ensure that the courses showing on your class list are the classes you are attending.
CSE New Student Welcome
Tuesday, September 5th at 4:30 p.m. in Tishman Hall, Beyster Building
Orientation for Incoming CSE Doctoral Students
Monday, September 11th at 5:00 p.m. in 1670 Beyster Building
Orientation for Incoming CSE Master’s Students
Wednesday, September 13th at 5:00 p.m. in 1690 Beyster Building
You should also attend:
*Those who attend this event will automatically receive their CAEN Account. Those who were unable to attend and who’ve not yet received their CAEN Account must visit the CAEN Hotline to obtain one.
The College of Engineering (CoE) Current Student page and the U-M Campus Information Center websites provide helpful information, including student perspectives about the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor. You can also see videos of the U-M campus, its research and activities. Finally, our page for current graduate students contains a wealth of information about our program and the university.