Success Sessions


Success Sessions will connect Wayne State University's incoming students with valuable information and resources to help enhance their academic experiences, build their networks around Wayne State and support successful journeys toward graduation and beyond. During Orientation Part Two you will have the opportunity to attend two different Success Sessions (2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.).

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A Day in the Life - Explore the Undergraduate Library
This game will take you through the Undergraduate Library, where you will play games and solve puzzles to help a new student complete a successful day at the library. When you complete the game, you'll know how to print, where to add money to your One Card, how to use the study rooms, how to find resources in the library, where you can get help and more! Finish the game, and you'll receive a small surprise at your last stop.

CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services): Stress Management
Your university experience is an exciting time during which you'll make many important decisions about school, career plans, finances, family and your social life. Join us for this session to learn how to effectively manage or avoid the stress that many college students experience.

Career Services: Exploring the World of Work
Interested in making some money while in school? Want to know how majors and careers relate to your interests? Join us for this interactive session for answers to your questions regarding career and work options that support optimum student success and position you for a meaningful future.

CHAMPS - Champions Aspiring to Make Pathways to Success (formerly known as TIP): How WSU's Foster Youth Succeed In and Out of the Classroom
This session is intended for students with foster care histories.
Join us for this session to learn how the CHAMPS program supports undergraduates with foster care history, succeed at Wayne State by providing coaching in seven life domains of Education, Housing, Physical and Mental Health, Finance and Employment, Cultural and Personal Identity, Supportive Relationship and Community Connections, and Life Skills. Also, learn how you can be eligible to receive a CHAMPS scholarship!

Considering a Pre-Med or Health Sciences Path?
Join us to hear from upper-class students and learn about the leadership, service and health-care experiences that medical programs value. You'll discover how to develop a strong portfolio of engagement while maintaining the high standards of academic excellence that you need to be competitive.

Diversity and Student Leadership
You may already know about being a leader. But we want to share with you ways that you can become an even stronger leader through diversity and inclusion! Join us for an interactive activity and conversation that will help us all become better leaders. The staff at The Office of Multicultural Student Engagement is excited to engage with you!

Getting Around Midtown: Know Your Transportation & Mobility Options
Learn how to take advantage of the growing number of transportation options to get you where you need to go whether you're heading to class, a job, a Tiger's game or a night out with friends. This session will provide information on using the city and regional bus system, the QLINE streetcar, MoGo bike share, the Detroit People Mover, Mega Bus, Zipcar and more!

Go Green and Gold: Sustainability at WSU
The Office of Campus Sustainability presents ways to live green on campus and off and help the growing community around you. Topics covered include water and energy conservation, recycling, and ways to help the metro-Detroit community go green!

I Explore!
Come and learn about the Exploratory Program and the exciting opportunities to consider when deciding a major.

Life After High School
The transition from high school to college can be challenging, so we're here to help! This session will help you maintain balance academically and socially, and establish a collegiate lifestyle to excel and earn your Wayne State degree.

Making New Friends in a New Place

Making the Most of Mathematics Resources around Wayne State
How do college students manage math anxiety and succeed in their math courses? Join us for this presentation to learn key strategies and hear from a panel of representatives from a variety of math resources across campus including the Math Advisors, Math Resource Center, Rising Scholars Program and Math Literacy Services.

Smart Money Matters: Financial Aid and Scholarships
The financial decisions you make as a college student might involve grants, loans, scholarships or money earned from a part-time job. As you take your first steps toward financial independence, it's not always easy to know the best choices. This workshop will help you take control of your money instead of letting your money control you!

Sleep: Fuel for your Brain and Body
It's a common misconception that skimping on sleep is necessary to succeed in college. However, research shows that a lack of sleep can negatively affect a student's academic success, ability to concentrate, mental health, and immune system. In this workshop, you will learn about the science of sleep and understand how sleep is an important part of the learning and memory process. In addition, you will leave equipped with tips to help you overcome common sleep disruptions and a plan to optimize your quality of sleep.

The Transfer Student: Preparing Yourself to be the Strongest WSU Graduate
Join us for this session to hear directly from your upper-class peers how to successfully transition to the university. Learn how to draw from your prior academic experiences, take advantage of campus resources, and become a successful Wayne State Warrior!

Using Campus Technology to Your Advantage
Technology can help each of us stay connected and save time. At WSU, technology also allows us to gain access to important academic information, enhance our work in the classroom and stay on track toward graduation. Join us for this session to learn how to make the most of AdvisingWorks, Canvas and other WSU technology.

Wellness: A Fundamental Key to Academic Success
This session focuses on how nutrition, exercise and stress impact academic success. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to take care of your physical self while engaged in the demanding landscape of college life. By following a few simple tips, you can enjoy a balanced lifestyle that will keep your stress levels low and your GPA high.