Info for parents and families

Welcome to Wayne State!

As a parent or family member of a Warrior, we know you have questions about what your student will experience.

Be sure that your student has included your contact information on their orientation reservation form so that we can communicate with you throughout the transition on topics like academic advising, academic support in the classroom, financial information, living on campus and more!

What can my student expect from the orientation program?

We will do our best to communicate as much information as possible regarding the orientation process to both you and your student. During the orientation program, your student will learn more about their new academic career path, meet with their advising team and register for classes. They also have the opportunity to tour campus and our residence halls, speak with financial aid representatives and get to know how to navigate their new campus community.

There will be plenty of activities before and after their in-person orientation program so be on the lookout for this information through emails and text messages.

What program opportunities are available for parent and family members of Wayne State students?

You'll learn more about Wayne State during Parent and Family Orientation, which runs concurrent to but separate from your student's scheduled orientation program. During your orientation, you'll hear from many of our student support offices and be able to get any questions that you have answered. You will meet back up with your student in the afternoon once they have finished registering for their courses. 

Additional information

Student Disability Services

Did your student have an IEP or a 504 plan while they were in high school? Do they have a documented disability?

If so, your student will want to register with Student Disability Services (SDS) to put their accommodations in place for the new semester. Call the SDS office at 313-577-1851 if you have any questions. Remember, Accessibility Matters and it's never too early to get started.

Parent and Family Newsletter

We offer several internal and external resources through our Parent & Family Services office. Visit this page to read through some of these resources and sign up to receive our quarterly Parent & Family Newsletter. Throughout the school year, you can contact us with questions or concerns.

If you ever have any concerns, questions or just want to chat, please contact us at or call 313-577-9019.