First-Year Student Orientation

    Welcome to Wayne State! We're excited you're joining our Warrior community year! If you have been admitted for the spring/summer or fall 2023 semester, our reservation system opens in late January 2023.

    If you are an incoming transfer student, please visit our Transfer Student Orientation page.

    Because we know that our students are looking for different experiences, we've built that into our orientation program. We have three different formats to fulfill your orientation requirement.

    One-day programs

    This is our "traditional" orientation program. You'll spend a full day on campus getting to know about Warrior Life. Meeting with advisors and registering for classes is on the agenda. Come prepared to ask questions, learn about campus and confirm your fall class schedule. Parent and Family Orientation is scheduled for the same day as your one-day program so be sure to add them to your reservation.

    Select a date under "United States - Michigan" to choose this option.

    Online Orientation

    Most of our incoming students choose to attend orientation in person. But if you're traveling overseas for an extended period of time or are unable to make it to campus, we have an option for you.

    Select the date under "Online" to choose this type of orientation program; which is offered virtually through Zoom.

    Overnight Orientation program

    If you're looking for the full orientation experience - this is it right here! We'll cover all the information from our one-day program but you'll have the added experience of staying overnight in Chatsworth Suites, home to our First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) living learning community. Parent and Family Orientation will take place on Day 2 of this two-day program. You are required to stay overnight if you choose this option.

    Attendance at one of our upcoming orientation sessions is required for all incoming first-year students. Regardless of the type of program you choose to attend, you will be added to our Canvas Orientation course that is filled with really great information.

    Important note about logging in to schedule your orientation session

    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.

    Please reach out to us if you have any questions - we're happy to help! Our email address is and our office phone number is 313-577-9019. See you soon!


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