First-year student 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 process, 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 program is planned with your success in mind. Make your reservation today.
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 for winter 2017 are scheduled from noon-5 p.m. You are expected to attend the entire program.
Orientation dates for students admitted in winter 2017:
Thursday, December 8
Friday, December 16
Wednesday, December 21
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
What will I do during Orientation?
Check-in, enjoy lunch, take your OneCard (student ID) picture
Browse our student success resource fair for information on academic support offices and departments
Meet other incoming 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 your school/college and academic advising team
Register for classes
Take a tour of campus (optional)
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, you can attend an information session or schedule an appointment with the Pre-Med and Health Science Center to learn about pre-med preparation and course planning.
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 email@example.com at least 10 days prior to your orientation date so that we can make arrangements with our Student Disability Services. With advance notification, we can ensure that appropriate accommodations are in place for you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for answers.