Welcome Warriors

Due to the impact of COVID-19, we are canceling all on-campus orientation programs from April through the end of August. We are moving our programming, including advising and registration, to an online format. By mid-April, you will receive information via email regarding the orientation process. Please continue to schedule an orientation date so that we can continue to best support you in your transition to Wayne State.

First year students
Transfer student
Parents and family members

Welcome to Wayne State!

Our Orientation team wants to welcome you to Wayne State!

Frequently asked questions

  • Is Wayne State still hosting New Student Orientation?

    Yes! Due to the nature of COVID-19, we have canceled all on-campus orientation programs from April through the end of August. We are moving these to an online format. You will receive ongoing communication from our team with respect to the process of online orientation. 

  • What will I do during online orientation?

    You will meet with academic advisors, academic success specialists, student leaders and others. During the online orientation process, you will receive your OneCard, learn how to navigate Wayne State and discover the many exciting academic programs and student activities here. You also will work with an academic advisor to register for your first semester of classes.

  • Do I have to attend online orientation?

    Yes – we provide a number of sessions to accommodate the busy schedules of our new students. If you are unable to attend one of our sessions due to an insurmountable hardship, please contact us and we will work together to find a solution. Vacations, summer jobs and other obligations are important, but New Student Orientation helps students prepare for a successful college career and is a great investment of time for both new students and their families.

    Students who are admitted directly to the following professional schools or colleges do not attend the general New Student Orientation sessions. Please contact the school or college directly for further information:

    • Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences — 313-577-1716
    • School of Social Work — 313-577-4409
  • Will I meet with an academic advisor as part of the online orientation?

    Yes. You will meet with an experienced advisor who will review your degree plan and help you choose your courses. Transfer students should meet with an advisor prior to the orientation program if at all possible in order to maximize your class scheduling opportunities. You should expect to receive information regarding the advising process from your academic advisor by your scheduled orientation date. All advising communications will be sent to your Wayne State email, so be sure you've set up your account and are checking it regularly.

    Many academic advisors at Wayne State are using Microsoft Teams to meet with their students (either by audio call or video chat). We recommend downloading Microsoft Teams from your app store and logging in with your accessID and password (once you've established your account in Academica) to ensure a successful meeting with your advisor.

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