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 your Warrior Welcome (winter 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. Make your reservation today.

Warrior Welcome orientation sessions

Please note that orientation reservations are set based on your intended major. If you do not see your major listed, please write to the orientation office to update your intended major with the university. Orientation sessions are scheduled at noon-5 p.m. You are expected to attend the entire program.

Winter admit orientation dates:
Wednesday, November 18
Thursday, December 10
Thursday, December 17
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

What will I do during Warrior Welcome?

  • Check-in, eat lunch, take your OneCard (student ID) picture
  • Browse our student success resource fair for information on academic support offices and departments
  • Meet other incoming transfer students
  • Hear from our financial aid office, police department, Dean of Students Office
  • Participate in a study skills workshop with the Academic Success Center
  • Learn about the diverse university of which you are a member
  • Meet with an academic advisor (if you haven't already done so)
  • Register for classes/adjust your schedule as needed
  • Take a tour of campus

Are you pre-med, pre-law or pre-dental?

If you answered YES to this question, please note that none of the programs above are considered majors at Wayne State. You must choose a major from our list of programs and follow the prerequisite coursework for the respective program. While we do not offer a pre-med orientation session, the Pre-Med and Health Science Center offers information sessions throughout the semester to learn about pre-med preparation and course planning.      

Special accommodations

Please note that orientation 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 at least 10 days prior to your orientation date so that we can make arrangements with our Student Disability Services for accommodations. With advanced notification, we can ensure that appropriate accommodations are in place for you.

Matriculation fee

All incoming students are 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. 

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