Freshman orientation details

Freshman orientation sessions for students entering fall 2014 begin in May. We look forward to meeting you and making your transition to Wayne State as smooth as possible.

During the orientation program, you’ll learn about campus resources, meet with your academic advisor and register for your first semester of classes at Wayne State. The day is planned with your success in mind.

Please note that activities include extensive computer use and walking. If you have a mobility limitation, hearing impairment, or disability that limits your ability to read information or register for classes online, please write to us at orientation@wayne.edu at least 10 days prior to your orientation date so that we can make arrangement with our Student Disability Services office for accomodations. With advanced notification, we can insure that appropriate accomodations are in place for you. 

Orientation sessions

You can reserve your spot at an orientation session online. Parents, family members and guests are welcome to attend the free Parent Orientation program that takes place at the same time as your session. Be sure to register those attendees at this time. 

Please note that orientation reservations are based on intended major. If you do not see your major listed, please write to the orientation office to update your intended major with the university.

All freshman orientation sessions take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. You are expected to attend the entire program.

Athletics
Students who intend to play an NCAA sport at Wayne State.
June 14
July 9
August 6, 22
Business
Students who intend to major in Accounting, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Information Systems Management, Management or Marketing.

May 17, 31
June 4, 14, 20, 25
July 9, 19, 25
August 6, 22

Education
Students who intend to major in Elementary Education, Health Education, Instructional Technology, Kinesiology, Secondary Education or Special Education.

May 17
June 4, 20
July 9, 25
August 6, 22

Engineering
Students who intend to major in Engineering Bridge, Biomedical, Civil, Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering. 
May 17, 31
June 4, 14, 20, 25
July 9, 19, 25
August 6, 22
Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
Students who intend to major in Art, Art History, Dance, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Broadcast Journalism, Communication Studies, Film, Journalism, Media Arts and Studies, Music, Public Relations, Theatre, Communication Arts Exploratory Track, Fine Arts Exploratory Track, Music Exploratory Track or Performing Arts Exploratory Track.
May 17, 31
June 4, 14, 20, 25
July 9, 19, 25
August 6, 22
Honors College
Honors Scholars in Athletics or majoring in Business, Education, Engineering, or Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts should attend their major-specific orientation sessions. All other Honors Scholars should select either an Honors Pre-Med, Honors Pre-Health Science, or Honors Liberal Arts and Sciences session.
May 31 (Pre-Med)
June 4 (CLAS)
June 14 (Pre-Med)
June 20 (CLAS)
June 25 (Pre-Health Science)
July 9 (Pre-Med)
Latina/o Studies Scholars
Students who have been admitted to the Latina/o Studies Program through the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.
June 14
July 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Pre-Med and Exploratory Track
Students who plan to follow the Pre-Med curriculum or who are in the Life Sciences/Health, Physical Science/Math, Social Science or Humanities Exploratory Tracks.
May 17, 31
June 4, 14, 20, 25
July 9, 19, 25
August 6, 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences – Life Sciences/Health majors
Students who intend to major in Biological Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Environmental Science, Nutrition and Food Science, or Psychology.

May 17
June 4, 14, 25
July 9, 25 
August 6, 22

Liberal Arts and Sciences – Physical Science/Math majors
Students who intend to major in Astronomy, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Biomedical Physics, Computer Science (B.A.), Geology, Mathematics or Physics.

May 31
June 20
July 19 
August 6, 22

Liberal Arts and Sciences – Social Science majors
Students who intend to major in Africana Studies, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, History, Labor Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology or Urban Studies.

May 17
June 4, 20
July 19 
August 6, 22

Liberal Arts and Sciences – Humanities majors
Students who intend to major in Asian Studies, Classics, English, Film Studies, German, Linguistics, Near Eastern Languages, Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Romance Languages or Slavic Studies.

May 31
June 25
July 25
August 6, 22

Special accommodations

Wayne State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Those who would like to request an accommodation due to a special need or condition should write to orientation@wayne.edu.

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

Freshman orientation fee

All entering students are required to attend an orientation session. A $100 orientation fee is automatically added to your first semester tuition bill, regardless of program attendance.