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.

Freshman orientation dates (Part One)

We have 10 dates from which you can choose to attend Orientation Part One. Please note that orientation session reservations are made according to your major. You also can check out a sample schedule (note: times and locations are subject to change).

Saturday, May 16
Saturday, May 30
Wednesday, June 3
Saturday, June 13
Friday, June 19
Wednesday, June 24
Wednesday, July 8
Saturday, July 25
Wednesday, August 5
Friday, August 21

Pre-med, pre-law or pre-dental?

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. The Pre-Med and Health Science Center offers post-orientation "Check-ups" throughout the summer to learn about pre-med preparation and course planning. Sign up for a Check-up.   

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 Please note that orientation day activities include extensive computer use and walking.

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

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.