Freshman orientation details

Welcome to Wayne State

The Orientation Leader team is looking forward to meeting you and making your transition to Wayne State as smooth as possible. During the two-part orientation program, you'll learn about campus resources, what it takes to be a successful student, connect with your academic advisor and register for your first semester of classes. The day is planned with your success in mind.

Next steps for fall enrollment

All 10 orientation part one dates have passed for this summer. However, there's still time to enroll for the fall semester (classes begin Sept. 2). Be sure to schedule an appointment or visit with an advisor, who can guide you in choosing appropriate courses and help you successfully begin your college career.

Meet with an advisor

School of Business

Attend Walk-in Advising from Aug. 24-Sept. 16. 

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (except on Sept. 4 when the office is open until 3 p.m.)

College of Education Schedule an apppointment online or attend Open Advising, offered every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room 489 College of Education.
College of Engineering Email Casey Rue, the new student engineering advisor, to schedule an appointment.
College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Schedule an appointment with your department advisor online.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Schedule an appointment with your departmental advisor online.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Exploratory or Pre-Professional Students

Before August 31, schedule an appointment online.

Aug. 31-Sept. 11, attend drop-in advising between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 1600 Undergraduate Library.

Check on your financial aid

You can do this through Academica, your online student portal. You can check for updates, outstanding requirements and details about your aid. Please note that your aid will not disburse until all outstanding requirements are submitted to and verified by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Register for classes

Create your class schedule and register for classes through the class schedule website.

Pay your bill

You can pay your bill online through Academica or in person at the Cashier's Office in the Welcome Center. Wayne State does not send paper bills; you must view your eBill online through the Student Resources menu on Academica. Visa, Discover, MasterCard and American Express cards are accepted online, and credit card payments are posted to accounts immediately. Cash, personal checks, cashier's checks and money orders are accepted in person at the Welcome Center.

Get your OneCard and parking

Once you are registered for classes, visit room 257 in the Welcome Center to your OneCard and purchase a semester parking permit. You also can purchase a parking permit online.

Let us know if you have any questions about getting started at Wayne State. Email for answers.