Orientation Part Two itinerary

Day 1 - Monday, August 27, 2018

Free parking will be available starting at 11 a.m. in Parking Structure One, just notify the attendant about your attendance.

1 p.m.
Keynote Speaker - Shawn Blanchard (Picnus Court)
Shawn Blanchard, in spite of his upbringing, has managed to evolve into an upstanding gentleman and inspirational leader to many. In light of his experience with you, community, and entrepreneurial pursuits, the Mayor of Detroit appointed him to the City of Detroit's Mayoral Cabinet as the Director of Youth Services. During his tenure he successfully led citywide youth initiatives.

He is now the CEO of Shawn Blanchard Productions and the Style Advisor and Co-owner of SnapSuits, an affordable luxury custom suit company, and serves on numerous boards. Along his journey of obtaining multiple degrees from prestigious Universities, as well as teaching mathematics at the University of Michigan, Shawn has adopted youth, co-created mentorship programs, and has held positions in school, community, and city leadership.

2:15 p.m.
Success Session I (Various Locations)
Success sessions are tailored to provide you with information to support you in the classroom and help build your connections around WSU.

3:30 p.m.
Success Session II (Various Locations)
Success sessions are tailored to provide you with information to support you in the classroom and help build your connections around WSU.

4:30 p.m.
Creating a Culture of Consent for Commuter Students (General Lectures 100)
Speak About It is a performance about consent, boundaries, and healthy relationships. The show includes engaging, entertaining, and emotional monologues and skits, written by a diversity of college students, that will jumpstart a conversation on campus about sexuality, sexual assault prevention, healthy relationships, and consent. Using humor and humanity, Speak About It relays the wisdom of real life experiences and shares examples of how to give and get consent, be a supportive friend, talk about sexual activity with partners and peers, and intervene in unsafe situations. We know you want to Speak About It, we'll show you how.

5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Warrior Uproar (Tom Adams Field)
Join us for a picnic dinner on the Tom Adams football field. Celebrate the beginning of your Wayne State Career by decorating your own Warrior bling and participate in fun Wayne State Athletic activities with our student athletes.

8:30 p.m.
Movie Night (Keast Commons)
Come relax after the long day with the Campus Activities Team (CAT) by watching Avengers: Infinity War.  We will provide the popcorn and s'mores, but please bring your own blankets and chairs.

Day 2 - Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Free parking will be available starting at 8 a.m. in Parking Structure One, just notify the attendant about your attendance.

10 a.m.
New Student Convocation (Picnus Court)
Convocation is the formal welcome to the university. Parents and family members do not need to RSVP to attend with their new WSU Warrior. The ceremony celebrates the beginning of the class of 2022's academic career and will be held on the Max. J. Pincus Court in front of the McGregor Memorial Conference Center.

11:00 a.m.       
FestiFall (Gullen Mall)
The FestiFall celebration will begin immediately following the ceremony on the Fountain Court area of Gullen Mall. During the event, students will have the opportunity to meet the Dean of their college or school. Various learning communities, student organizations, and campus departments will also be hosting kick-off activities. Refreshments will also be available for all students and guests.

1:00 p.m.
Irvin D. Reid Honors College Induction Ceremony (Community Arts Auditorium)
The Irvin D. Reid Honors College Induction Ceremony welcomes invited incoming Honors students and their guests to meet the Dean of the Honors College, as well as faculty, staff and students as part of their official membership into the Honors College.