Transfer Student Orientation

    Welcome, transfer students!

    We're excited you're joining our Warrior community! We understand that you have experience at a different college or university, but we want to make sure you get to know the Wayne State systems and people who can help you be successful. We offer a variety of orientation program options including both on-campus and virtual orientation sessions to help accommodate your busy schedule. 

    On-campus orientation

    This on-campus program takes place from 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. During this orientation program, you'll learn about campus resources, discover how to navigate the university successfully, and network with students, faculty, and staff. We will have advisors available to answer general questions, discuss transfer credit, and help you register for your first semester of classes at Wayne State during orientation.

    Virtual orientation

    We also offer a virtual orientation program option for new transfer students. Our virtual program is a slightly shortened orientation experience taking place from 12-4 p.m. EST via Zoom. 

    Important notes before registering for orientation

    • Orientation reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and we are unable to take your reservation once a date is full.
    • Use the log in information you created when you submitted your application to Wayne State to reserve your orientation experience. This is most likely your personal email account coupled with a password that you created. DO NOT use your Academica account credentials to log in - it won't work.

    Why am I getting an error message when registering for orientation?

    There are a few reasons why you may get an error message when trying to register for orientation. The list below is some of the most common reasons and their solutions: 

    • The advising session assigned to your major is full for that day. Capacities are different for each advising area. This means that a specific orientation day could be full for some majors, while still available for registration for others. Please select an alternative date. 
    • You are already registered for orientation on another day! If you need to reschedule your orientation session, please contact our office at and let us know which day you would prefer to attend orientation instead.  
    • If you have multiple admissions applications on file, you may experience an error. This is because the system may accidentally pull your information from a prior or secondary application that doesn’t allow orientation registration. In this instance, please contact the Office of New Student Orientation for assistance.  
    • The orientation reservation system is separate for first-year and transfer students. If you are an incoming first-year student, please visit our First-Year Student Orientation page.

    If you are still experiencing an error or need additional assistance, please contact us at or 313-577-9019.


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