Transfer student orientation details

Transfer orientation sessions begin in December for students entering winter 2015 and in the spring for students entering spring/summer 2015 and fall 2015.  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 will be able to reserve your spot at an orientation session online soon. 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.

Winter 2015 admits should plan to attend orientation on one of the following dates:
December 4
December 10
December 16
December 18
January 7

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.