Transfer student orientation details

Transfer orientation sessions began in March for students entering spring/summer 2014 and in May for students entering fall 2014.  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.

  • Get in the habit of checking your Wayne State email on a regular basis.
  •  If you need help with your AccessID or password, call the Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) Help Desk at 313-577-4778.

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

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 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.

Please note that orientation sessions are scheduled at different times depending on the date. You are expected to attend the entire program.

Business Students who intend to major in Accounting, Global Supply Chain Management, Information Systems Management, Management or Marketing.

May 22 
June 6, 11, 28 
July 11,16,
 22, 31
August 9, 14, 20


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

May 22
June 6, 18, 28
July 11,16, 22, 31
August 9, 14, 20


Students who intend to major in Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Construction Management, Electronic Transportation, Electrical/Electronic Technology, Electromechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering.

May 22
June 6, 11, 18, 28
July 11, 16, 22, 31
August 9, 14, 20 

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 22 
June 6, 11, 18, 28 
July 11, 16, 22, 31
August 9, 14, 20

Liberal Arts and Sciences


Students who have selected a major from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

May 22
June 6, 11, 18, 28 July 11, 16, 22, 31
August 9, 14, 20


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Pre-Nursing, Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Health

Students who plan to follow the Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum who are Pre-Nursing, Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Health Science majors. Our Pre-Health Advising Center supports students who are pursuing admission to a professional school. You should plan to attend this orientation session if you will follow a Pre-Nursing, Pre-Pharmacy or Pre-Health Science curriculum, including Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Mortuary Science or Pre-Radiation Therapy. 

May 22 
June 6, 18, 
July 11, 16, 22, 31
August 9, 14, 20

Pre-Social Work Students who plan to major in Social Work. 

May 22
June 6, 18
July 11, 16, 22
August 9, 14, 20 

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.

Transfer orientation fee

All entering students are required to attend an orientation session. A $25 orientation fee is automatically added to your first semester tuition bill regardless of program attendance.