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Transfer student orientation details

Welcome to Wayne State!

The Orientation Leader team is excited to meet you at one of our upcoming orientation sessions designed for transfer students. We look forward to seeing you and making your transition to Wayne State as smooth as possible.

The transfer orientation program is more than advising and registration. You'll learn about campus resources, how to navigate through the university successfully and network with students, faculty and staff. 

Transfer students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor prior to an orientation session. However, we will have advisors available during orientation to help develop your plan of work, discuss transfer credit and you can register for your first semester of classes at Wayne State.

Orientation sessions

Please note that orientation reservations are set based on your intended major. If you do not see your major listed, please write to the orientation office to update your intended major with the university. Orientation sessions are scheduled for noon-5 p.m. You are expected to attend the entire program. Make your reservation now.

Students admitted for Spring/Summer 2017

Friday, April 21
Friday, April 28

Students admitted for Fall 2017

Friday, April 21
Friday, April 28
Thursday, May 18
Thursday, May 25
Friday, June 30
Wednesday, July 19
Friday, July 28
Friday, August 4
Friday, August 25

What will I do during the orientation program?

  • Check-in, eat lunch, take your OneCard (student ID) picture
  • Browse our student success resource fair for information on academic support offices and departments
  • Meet other incoming transfer students
  • Hear from our financial aid office, police department, Dean of Students Office
  • Participate in a study skills workshop with the Academic Success Center
  • Learn about the diverse university of which you are a member
  • Meet with an academic advisor (if you haven't already done so)
  • Register for classes/adjust your schedule as needed
  • Take a tour of campus (optional)

Are you pre-med, 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. While we do not offer a pre-med orientation session, you can attend an information session or schedule an appointment with the Pre-Med and Health Science Center to learn about pre-med preparation and course planning.      

Special accommodations

Please note that orientation activities include extensive computer use and walking. 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.