Welcome to The University of Akron Wayne College, Lakewood and Medina!

At New Student Orientation, you will schedule for classes, meet your fellow students, and learn what it takes to be a successful student at UA. Get prepared through orientation.

Get an Orientation Date

Congratulations, you've been admitted and you're on your way to becoming a student! To request an orientation date and time click the request orientation link below.

            New Student Orientation RSVP

Scheduling Orientation Questions

Do I need to go to orientation?

Yes. The University of Akron Wayne College requires all new students and new transfer students to participate in an orientation program before enrolling in classes. Orientation programs are offered on a variety of dates prior to the start of each academic term.

Why do transfer students have to go to an orientation?

Transfer orientation has been designed to ease the student's transition from one institution to The University of Akron Wayne College. Transfer students are required to attend a transfer orientation program to meet with an academic adviser, review their degree plan and to enroll in the appropriate courses toward degree completion.

What types of new student orientations are there?

There are four types of new student orientations based on how the student is admitted.

  • Adult
  • College Credit Plus
  • First Year
  • Transfer
You must attend your required orientation type based on how you are admitted.

Can my parent come to orientation?

Parents are not required to attend, however they are welcome to join you.

Will I receive a confirmation on my orientation date and time?

Yes. An email confirmation will be sent to the email you supplied on the request for an orientation date form. Please note you should pick up to three choices, we strive to give you your first choice. It is imperative you read your confirmation email carefully.