Transfer student orientation details

Welcome to Wayne State

The Orientation Leader team is excited to meet you at one of our upcoming orientation sessions designed for transfer students. 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, how to navigate through the university successfully and network with students, faculty and staff. 

Transfer students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor prior to an orientation session. However, we will have advisors available during orientation to help develop your plan of work, discuss transfer credit and you can register for your first semester of classes at Wayne State.

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 different times depending on the date. You are expected to attend the entire program.

Fall admit orientation dates:
Thursday, May 21
Friday, June 5
Wednesday, June 10
Wednesday, June 17
Saturday, June 27
Friday, July 10
Tuesday, July 21
Tuesday, July 28
Thursday, July 30
Saturday, August 8
Thursday, August 13
Wednesday, August 19

Spring/Summer admit orientation dates:
April 1
April 16
April 23

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 summer to learn about pre-med preparation and course planning.      

Special accommodations

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 orientation@wayne.edu 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 accomodations are in place for you. 

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

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.