New Scholar/Employee Orientation

Scholars who are new hires in Wayne State University in H-1B, H1-B1, J-1, TN, O-1, and E-3 must attend new scholar orientation. 

New scholar orientation is held weekly either on Monday at 9:00 a.m. and Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the OISS conference room. Please be sure to arrive at the OISS office at least 15 minutes before the start of the session.

Please bring the following:

  • Original immigration documents
  • In cases of a J-1 Exchange Visitor: will have to purchase federally mandated health insurance for you and your J-2 dependents.
  • A credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) or a checking account, drawn on an American bank, to make the required $50 WSU Administrative SEVIS fee, via our online payment system.  This payment may be made ahead of time, by following these steps:
    • Go to the online payment site:
    • Click on "OISS Services and Events"
    • Select "SEVIS Fee"
    • Enter the requested information
    • Click "Add to Basket"
    • Click "Checkout"
    • Provide the payment information
    • Print a copy of your receipt to bring to check-in

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OISS office at or 313-577-3422.