Orientation Part Two itinerary

2019 Tentative Schedule

Day 1 - Monday, August 26, 2019

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 - Jessica Pettitt (Picnus Court, in front of McGregor Memorial Conference Center)
Jessica Pettitt, Keynote SpeakerLet's face it; there are people and topics that at some point are just off limits. You just can't do it or them right now. Even worse, often it is a difficult topic that you have to bring up with a difficult person. What if you could engage in these conversations with more confidence, humor, and ease? No matter the person or topic, you are your best tool for conversations that matter. Understanding yourself and others as differently right gives you the tools to intentionally design teams, groups, and partnerships that can bring value to a single project or topic. We are all frustrating to someone, and at times even to ourselves. Once you know who and how you are, you can reclaim responsibility for these behavior response patterns and leave room for others to do the same. Before you know it, you are having better conversations and fuller relationships with those around you. I promise – it is that easy.

Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP, pulls together her stand up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead teams to want to work together.  With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, conserve precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.

2:15 p.m.
Sucession Session I (Reserve your spot - Registration will only be visible once you have attended New Student Orientation.)
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 (Reserve your spot - Registration will only be visible once you have attended New Student Orientation.)
Success sessions are tailored to provide you with information to support you in the classroom and help build your connections around WSU.

4:45 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.

6:00 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 activities with our Wayne State student athletes.

8:30 p.m.
Movie Night (TBD)
Come relax after the long day with the Campus Activities Team (CAT) by watching a movie with us! We will provide the snacks, but please bring your own blankets.

Day 2 - Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Free parking will be available starting at 7 a.m. in Parking Structure One, just notify the attendant about your attendance.

8:30 a.m.
Irvin D. Reid Honors College Induction Ceremony (Student Center Building Ballroom)
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.

10 a.m.
New Student Convocation (Picnus Court, in front of McGregor Memorial Conference Center)
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 2023'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 & Fountain Court)
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. In addition, various learning communities, hundreds of student organizations, and many campus departments will also be hosting kick-off activities. A Secretary of State Mobile Branch Office will also be available to aid in all of regular branch services. Lastly, a picnic and refreshments will also be available free for all students and guests.

2:30 p.m.
Welcome Black (Student Center Building Ballroom)
Join the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement for an afternoon as we reconnect and prepare for the fall semester. This is a great opportunity to connect with other members of the university community, and learn about the resources available to you.