Freshman orientation details

Freshman orientation sessions for students entering fall 2015 begin in the spring. Those freshmen that are admitted for the Winter 2015 or Spring/Summer 2015 semesters should register for a transfer orientation session. 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 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

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. 

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

 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

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.