Transfer students

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Orientation sessions for spring/summer or fall 2024 students

The first day of spring/summer classes is Friday, May 3, 2024! The first day of fall classes is Monday, August 26, 2024!

Orientation is required for all incoming students, including transfer students. While we offer both on-campus and virtual orientation options, you only need to attend one orientation program.

Orientation reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and we are unable to take your reservation once a date is full.

Date Time Mode Notes
Thursday, April 11 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. On-Campus Students admitted for Spring/Summer 2024 should attend one of these sessions.
Thursday, April 18 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Virtual Students admitted for Spring/Summer 2024 should attend one of these sessions.
Friday, April 26 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Virtual Students admitted for Spring/Summer 2024 should attend one of these sessions.
Friday, May 31 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Virtual  
Wednesday, June 12 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. On-Campus  
Friday, June 28 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Virtual No College of Education session available

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What can I expect from orientation?

Orientation serves as an introduction to Wayne State. The transfer orientation program is more than advising and registration. We’re here to help make your transition to Wayne State University as smooth as possible. You'll learn about campus resources, discover how to navigate the university successfully, and network with students, faculty, and staff.

We encourage our transfer students to schedule an appointment with their specific academic advisor prior to orientation via STARS. These appointments can be held either on-campus or virtually. We will also have advisors available to answer general questions, discuss transfer credit, and help you register for your first semester of classes at Wayne State during orientation.

Orientation Leaders are a group of current Wayne State students who work both First-Year and Transfer Student Orientation. They will be available throughout the day to help guide you through the program, answer your questions, and talk about their experiences as a Wayne State Warrior. They have been in your shoes recently, so please ask them for any tips or advice about how to best prepare for your first semester here!

Student expectations

  • We expect you to read, understand and respond to all information from Wayne State University.
  • We expect you to set up and check your new Wayne State email account on a regular basis.
  • We expect you to fully engage in your orientation experience, which means showing up and participating in the orientation programs and all activities associated with the programs.
  • We expect you to respect your peers, faculty and staff of the university.

Additional information

Special accommodations

Please note that orientation activities include extensive computer use. 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 arrangements with Student Disability Services. With advance notification, we can ensure that appropriate accommodations are in place for you.

Matriculation fee

All incoming students are billed a $250 matriculation fee at the time tuition and fees are assessed, regardless of orientation program attendance. This fee covers the costs of orientation, graduation and commencement.


We are here to support your transition to becoming a Wayne State Warrior! If you ever need anything, please reach out to our office at, call the Orientation Office at 313-577-9019.