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Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive Orientation information?
Orientation information will be communicated to students via email in late February, early April 2021. We will also be posting information on our website, so please check back here soon! 

Do I have to go to Orientation?
Yes, Orientation is a required event that first-year students must attend.

What should I wear to Orientation?
Orientation is a casual event – no need to dress up! Please feel free to dress comfortably.

Can I bring parents or guests with me to Orientation? 
Right now, we are planning a hybrid approach to Orientation. We are looking to offer some in-person, socially distanced Orientation days for students on-campus, along with a required online component. The in-person Orientation days will be limited to students only. However, we will be offering virtual Parent Orientation nights for parents to attend during Summer 2021. These will be informative sessions for parents and offered in the evenings throughout the summer. The RSVP link will be available soon! 

When will I receive my financial aid award package?
The Office of Financial Aid is in the process of processing award packages. If you have a question about your Financial Aid status, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and let them know you are an incoming first-year student. Each student is assigned their own Financial Aid Officer to handle your case. Find out who your officer is by contacting the office at 734-432-5663 or finaid@madonna.edu.

How many courses should I take?
We recommend first-year students only take 13 to 15 cr. (credit hours), which translates to about three to five courses. This may not seem like a lot, but college courses are different than high school classes; they meet for longer amounts of time and require significantly more work outside of class.

When do I buy my books? How do I know what books to buy?
College is different from high school in the fact that you have to purchase your books for each course! Madonna utilizes an online, textbook service called Textbook Butler, through a company called Tree of Life. 

What kind of computer should I have?
Technology Learning Services has a list of recommended specifications for student computers.

Do you have wireless internet on campus?
Wireless internet is available all over campus and in the Residence Hall. It can be accessed by logging in with the same information you use to log in to your student email (my.madonna.edu).

Who do I contact if I have other questions?
If you have any questions regarding any aspect of your first year at Madonna University, you can contact the Office of First-Year Experience at 734-432-5633 or by emailing fye@madonna.edu 

How do I stay connected to the Office of First-Year Experience during the summer and when I start at Madonna? 

The Office of Firs-Year Experience is there to support you through orientation and your entire first year at Madonna. Throughout the year we will be hosting different events for you to attend and meet fellow first-year students. We recommend following our Instagram account for up to date information regarding our events and programs! Follow us at madonnafye