START: Student Advising and Resource Team

The Student Advising & Resource Team is a campus-wide advising office.  The START Office is dedicated to helping students make a seamless transition to the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  All new students, both freshmen and transfer (with the exception of College of Business transfers) begin working with START at orientation.  Students are then assigned to START for advising in their first term on campus.  Students will transition from START to their academic unit advising office on an individual basis depending on their academic progress.

The START Office serves incoming students to the University by providing academic advising and resources.  The office provides student support as students transition from orientation to their academic unit advising office.  START is comprised of professional advisors from each of the four academic units (College of Business, College of Education Health and Human Services, College of Arts, Sciences and Letters and the College of Engineering and Computer Science).  Each advisor works closely with their academic unit advising offices to ensure that students receive accurate information related to their academic programs.