Warrior Online Orientation

Due to the impact of COVID-19, all orientation activities are offered in a virtual format. Even though we won't see you in person, we are so excited to engage you in our online orientation activities! Read on to find out what's in store for you!

Your online orientation activities

Make your reservation

Please schedule your orientation date online as soon as possible. We will use your orientation date to coordinate your online orientation activities.

Pre-Orientation online course

Information will be provided to you regarding Wayne State academic, mental, social and physical support through our learning management system, called Canvas. Approximately two days after you make a reservation for orientation, we will upload a list to Canvas giving you access to a Pre-Orientation Online module (you would have had this as part of your orientation process anyway!). Log into Canvas using your Wayne State accessID (e.g ay4959) and password (you would create this on your own).

Advising and registration

Advising and registration support will be provided through our incredible academic advising team within each school, college and department. You can expect to receive an email to your Wayne State account from your academic advisor approximately one week before your designated orientation date. This email also includes how to register for classes. At this time, you will be added to an Online Orientation course through Canvas.

Virtual program on your orientation date

Join us on the day of your designated orientation date for a virtual program from 2-4 p.m. You will receive a link to your Wayne State email account with information on how to join the program at a designated time. Be sure you've activated your Wayne State email account. You will be able to join the virtual program via Zoom in a couple of different ways. You do not need to have a camera or access to video; you will also be able to join our call from a URL or dialing through a phone.

Complete online orientation

After your virtual program, you will unlock additional information in the online Canvas course, which you will need to complete by the first day of classes in order to have "completed" the online orientation program.

Connect with your Orientation Leaders and other incoming students throughout the summer

Along the way, and thereafter, our Orientation Leaders will be here to engage with you in a variety of ways. You can start by following us on Instagram (@exploreWSU) for information and updates as well.

Reach out with questions

If you ever need anything, please reach out to our office at orientation@wayne.edu, call Katie Rawlings at 313-577-2219 or Zak Krug at 313-577-2420.