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New Student Orientation is a required program designed for all incoming students as a way to meet other new Warriors, learn about resources available to you and get settled in to campus life.

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When did you feel like you fit in on campus? That's the question we asked Wayne State students and Provost Keith Whitfield to let you know that feeling like you belong on campus is different for everyone.

Frequently asked questions

  • What will I do at orientation?

    You will meet with academic advisors, academic success specialists, student leaders and others. During the program, you will receive your OneCard, learn how to navigate Wayne State and discover the many exciting academic programs and student activities here. You will leave your new campus at the end of the day as a registered Wayne State student.

  • Do I have to attend 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 at 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 ordder to maximize your class scheduling opportunities. 

  • Are you pre-med, pre-physician assistant, 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.

    Pre-med students should make a reservation for a one-day orientation program, followed by a Pre-Med Check Up to learn about pre-med preparation and course planning.

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