Success Sessions

Success Sessions Overview

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.

Register for Success Sessions

A Day in the Life-Explore the Undergraduate Library (Undergraduate Library Entrance)
Students meet in the front entrance lobby of the Undergraduate Library for this activity.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: Stress Management (Student Center Building - Hilberry EF)
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 (State Hall 334)
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: How WSU's Foster Care Youth Succeed In and Outside of the Classroom (State Hall 206)
Join us for this session to learn how the Champions Aspiring to Make Pathways to Success (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? (Student Center Building - Hilberry ABC)
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 (Student Center Building - Room 020)
Interested in student leadership and learning more about how to connect with a variety of resources at Wayne State University? Come and meet multicultural student leaders on campus and find out how they navigated their first year. You will have the opportunity to hear about our newly created Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (OMSE) and meet with the staff. We want to meet you and hear from you!

Getting Around Midtown: Know Your Transportation & Mobility Options (State Hall 306)
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 (Student Center Building - Room 285)
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! (DeRoy 046 - Lower Auditorium)
Come and learn about the Exploratory Program and the exciting opportunities to consider when deciding a major.

Making the Most of Math Resources around Wayne State (State Hall 101)
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 (State Hall 234)
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!

The Transfer Student: Preparing Yourself to be the Strongest WSU Graduate (Student Center - Hilberry D)
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 (DeRoy 146 - Upper Auditorium)
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, Blackboard and the GUIDE app.

Wellness: A Fundamental Key to Academic Success (Student Center Building - Rooms 010 and 025)
This session focuses on how nutrition, exercise and sleep 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

WSU-Speak: The Lingo of Student Success (Undergraduate Library - Bernath Auditorium)
Learn the "Wayne State lingo" that you need for student success! This session will cover the important terminology you hear on campus and should know first-hand in order to navigate the University, understand your degree requirements, and accomplish your goal of graduation!