Canadian student orientation information

New Student Orientation is all about your success. This exciting day provides you with valuable information about succeeding at Wayne State. During orientation, you'll meet other incoming students and register for classes.

As a Canadian student, you can attend a regular orientation session date found in the appropriate Freshman or Transfer student page on this site. In addition to attending a regular orientation session, you also must schedule a check-in session through the Office of International Students and Scholars.

Matriculation fee

Students will automatically be billed a $250 matriculation fee at the time tuition and fees are assessed, regardless of orientation program attendance. This fee covers the costs of orientation, graduation and commencement. 


Appropriate placement into English, mathematics, biology and chemistry courses is an important first step to academic success.

  • You must take placement exams before you register for those courses at orientation.
  • We recommend taking the exam(s) no later than two weeks prior to your scheduled orientation session.
  • Your English ACT score can determine placement into freshman English if you meet the required criteria.

Special accomodations

Wayne State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Persons who would like to request an accommodation due to a special need or condition should contact:

Requests should be made 10 days prior to your scheduled orientation session. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.