University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute



The UM administers special orientation programs that help international transfer students adjust to the US and the UM, connect with advisors, register for courses, and maintain visa compliance. To ensure a smooth transition to the UM, JI transfer students will be required to attend the following programs:

  • UM-wide Transfer Orientation (Office of New Student Programs)
  • CoE/LSA Transfer Orientation (Office of Recruitment and Admissions)
  • International Student/SEVIS Check-In (International Center)

Note that orientation programs require students to arrive on the UM campus 7-10 days prior to the start of classes. The arrival date on all admission/immigration documents issued to JI students will be adjusted accordingly.