June 2, 2022

Incoming first-year Wayne State students get taste of campus life with Orientation Overnight

Orientation Overnight gives Warriors the unique opportunity to have dinner with First Year Seminar course faculty at the Towers Café, meet with the campus partners of the FYRE (First Year Residential Experience) program and more.

Well before the start of classes, incoming first-year Wayne State University students have a chance to experience campus living firsthand.

Orientation Overnight, which includes a stay in the Chatsworth Suites, gives Warriors the unique opportunity to have dinner with First Year Seminar course faculty at the Towers Café, meet with the campus partners of the FYRE (First Year Residential Experience) program and more. The

“It was nice to make some new friends and just have fun while getting to know Wayne State better,” a Warrior wrote anonymously in a recent survey about Orientation Overnight. “The first-year faculty I met were very personable.”

Presented by Housing & Residential Life, the next Orientation Overnight takes place June 3-4. Students will get to tie-dye a WSU T-shirt, play bingo at the Student Center Building hosted by Dean of Students Office, and participate in a pep rally at the new Wayne State Fieldhouse. There will also be an additional Orientation Overnight held July 13-14. First-year students can sign up at go.wayne.edu/22overnight.

“The Orientation Overnight experience was created for new students so they can be immersed in what it means to be a Warrior,” said Nikki Dunham, director of WSU’s Office of Housing & Residential Life. “We wanted to make sure that our incoming students have the opportunity to connect with each other, get a taste of campus life, and begin to find a sense of belonging at Wayne State — which we know leads to success and persistence.”

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