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1 Welcome Parents, Family and Friends 2014 Parent & Family Orientation Dean Strauss, Ph.D., Dean of Students Office (DOSO) Linda Seatts, M.A., Coordinator of Student Life, Parent Programs and Student Community Initiatives

2 Money Matters

3 What’s Next?

4 The eBill in Pipeline

5 Student Billing Statement Pg. 20 Green & Gold Guide

6 Payment Due Date August 15, 2014 Remember the date! 6

7 Paying your bill How to pay MyWSUCard Checks – Personal Checks (Current Balance) – Cashier Checks (Current Balance or Prior Balance) Money Orders Wire/ACH Payments Credit and Debit Card - fee – Master Card – Discover Card – American Express – Visa Tuition Assistance Where to pay On-line - WSU Pipeline Auto Teller – 866-520-7786 By Mail Wayne State University P.O. Box 02788 Detroit, MI 48202 In person – Cashier’s Office Payment Plans Peer Transfer

8 Tuition payment plans Tuition Management Services 1-800-722-4867 Payments are interest free Require payment of an enrollment fee Semester plan enrollments are announced by Student Accounts Receivable each term

9 Tuition Payment Plans Fall 2014 Payment Plans: Payments are accepted July through November First payment is due as early as July Last day to enroll in a plan is September 10, 2014 Example –Tuition and fee balance of $5,974.00 July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. 1,194.80/mo. 1,493.50/mo. 2,987.00 1,493.50/mo.

10 Options: Cash available $4,298 Parent PLUS Loan $2,149 in a payment plan Combination of any/or all options

11 Combination Example $250 cash available for each semester ($500 total) $500 in a payment plan for fall (with another for winter) $2,798 in a Parent PLUS Loan for Fall & Winter Example –Tuition and fee balance of $500 for Fall July Aug. Sept. Oct.Nov. 100/mo. 200 100/mo.

12 Federal Parent PLUS Loan Available to parents of dependent undergraduate students Approval subject to credit review Cannot borrow above the student’s total cost Fixed interest rate 7.21% 4% loan fees

13 The Refund Process You will receive the card two weeks after your student register – The mailing address at time of registration Look for the green envelope from Higher One and Wayne State University It contains the MyWSUCard – The key to unlocking the refund preference

14 Authenticate the card Get Started

15 Your part in the graduation goal Help your student understand their financial responsibility Ask them to share with you: – Their ebill – Their financial aid – Their grades – Progress toward graduation

16 Questions? Office of Student Accounts Receivable (313) 577-2100 Visit our website

17 Orientation Overview Agenda: ► Bag Review ► Learn about the resources available to you and your student ► Student Green & Gold Guide on Dean of Students (DOSO) website (FERPA Form, Pg. 67 in Green & Gold guide)

18 Parent Information Network Stay connected and informed. Join the free Parent Information Network (PIN). Monthly e-newsletters (Fall/Winter terms). For “Orientation 2” (O2) join us on Tuesday, August, 26, 2014 for new student convocation.

19 Parent Resources Email: Website: Phone: (313) 577-2923


21 The Adjustment Process Realities of the adjustment. Students need your support, and encouragement.

22 Letting Go They will be okay. You will be okay. Preparing yourself for the separation and new journey!

23 Keep in Touch Text, E-mail, Instagram, Facebook….. Cards or notes. Care packages.

24 Campus Resources (Pages 3-5 - Green & Gold Parent and Family Guide) Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

25 Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) Provides free clinically appropriate counseling for currently registered students. Offers groups, and workshops for currently enrolled students. Room 552, Student Center Building. As a parent, you can request Consultation about resources. We provide Coordination of Care for any student who needs local mental health providers.

26 Campus Health Center Open Monday - Friday 9-6. Closed weekends. Staffed by Nurse Practitioners. Physician in clinic limited hours but available by phone for consultation if needed. Located in Helen DeRoy Apartment Building…right across from Einstein Bagels!

27 Career Services Workshops-interviewing skills, resume writing and career planning. On-Campus and Off-Campus job postings. Design your Future Course.

28 WSU P IPELINE Virtual “pipeline” at Gives students access to most WSU online services and resources like: Campus news and announcements E-mail Blackboard Library databases Registration Tuition Payment …and more.

29 One Card-Parking Service Center \ Multi-purpose ID card. Provides a “cashless” environment. Used all over campus for a variety of services including parking, door access, copying printing, food and more!

30 One Card How to Add Money? (Cont’d.) \ On Pipeline using a credit card (under the “My Pipeline” tab). In person, at OneCard/Parking Service Center, Room 257, Welcome Center “cashless” Cash System Value Terminals (CSVT) in locations across campuses.

31 “The three major sources of student departure: (1) academic difficulties; (2) the inability of individuals to resolve their educational and occupational goals and (3) their failure to become or remain incorporated in the intellectual and social life of the institution.” - Vincent Tinto

32 Get Involved! 407 student organizations. 23 sororities and fraternities. Thursdays in the “D” Campus Activities Team Exciting events throughout the year Visit the Resource Fair for details.

33 Parent Orientation Academic Matters University Advising Center 1600 Undergraduate Library (313) 577-2680

34 Academic Humor

35 Presentation Agenda  Advising Services  A WSU Degree  Freshman Year Hurdles  Success Strategies

36 Advising Services Wayne State University 13 Schools and Colleges 370+ Academic Programs 1) Advisors are available in the Schools or Colleges.  For students who define their major upon entering WSU. 2)Advisors are available in the University Advising Center.  For exploratory and pre-medical and health science students.

37 Advising University Advising Center Pre-Medical and Health Sciences Exploratory Collaboration Between Advising Community WSU Schools and Colleges Major Advising

38 Advising Services Today  Acclimate students to advising services  Review degree requirements  Assist with Fall 2014 class schedule  Register Future  Progress in nature: Meet at least once a semester  Review progress towards a degree (Degree Audit System)  Assist with course planning and goal setting (Plan of Work)  Review academic progress: Strategies to improve GPA

39 Advising Accessibility  Online appointments  Phone  E-mail

40 A WSU Degree Minimum 120 Credit Hours -General Education (approx. 60 credits) -Major Requirements (approx. 40 credits) -Electives or College Requirements or Minor (approx. 20) General Education Major Electives College Requirements or Minor

41 College Readiness  Course placement through college readiness benchmarks. -ACT Scores / SAT Scores -Advanced Placement Exams -International Baccalaureate Credits -WSU Placement Exams  English, Math, Biology and Chemistry courses assigned based on performance results from above.

42 Possible English Sequence

43 Possible Math Sequence Math 0900Math 1000 Math 0993 Math 1050 Math 1800 Math 0993 Math 1050 Math 1500 Math 1110 Higher Level Math

44 A Typical Schedule  English  Mathematics  General Education  General Education or Major or Pre-Professional Requirement Enrollment  Full time enrollment is 12 or more credits per semester - Average enrollment is 15 to 18 credits, 4 or 5 classes per semester - 30 credits per year equates to 4 years of school Study Time  Minimum 2 hours (per week) for every credit hour - 15 credit hours, equates to 30 hours of study per week

45 Freshman Year Hurdles  Challenging Curriculum  Scheduling classes throughout the week; day, night, web based, location.  Making choices among general education classes.  Adjusting to independent college environment; managing time.

46 Support Services  Academic Success Center  Student Disability Services  English Writing Center  Math Success / Tutoring / Rising Scholars  Advisor Intervention

47 Parent Success Strategies  Recognize this is a time of transition.  Encourage involvement with the university community. - Learning Communities - Student Organizations - Intermural Sports - On Campus Employment - Volunteer Opportunities Through Dean of Students’ Office - Study Groups - Undergraduate Research Opportunities  Encourage behavior that leads to academic success. - Adequate study time - Good attendance, preparation and participation - Sound body and mind, Fitness Center - Encourage student to meet with academic advisors.

48 Aim Higher Support + Responsibility = Success  Support is all over the university community.  The student and the university share the responsibility.  The achievement of the student’s academic goal is the measurement of success.

49 Questions, comments, concerns?

50 Wrap Up Lunch Time/ Announcements Questions? Make sure you have your lunch ticket(s)

51 Commuter Students

52 Athletic Parents Adjourn at 2:45pm Meet at Gutenberg Statue

53 Parking & Transportation

54 Assigned Parking General Parking Visitor Parking Premium Parking TYPES OF PARKING 54 Reduced Parking

55 Prepaid semester parking for one structure of your student’s choosing: - All structures are $280 with the exception of Parking Structure 6, which is $360 because it’s premium parking - Availability is first come first served Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags: – One time $25 fee for first tag – allows for “hands free” experience ASSIGNED PARKING 55

56 GENERAL PARKING 56 Students who are not assigned to a structure – Use their OneCard (Student ID) as a debit card. – Swipe the OneCard Debit reader at both entry and exit. – $3.50-$4.50 per entry – Be aware of Signage: FULL signs mean NO access for general parkers


58 GENERAL INFORMATION Adding Value to the OneCard – – Cash System Value Terminal (CSVT) – OneCard/ Parking Service Center Parking Hours – Structures 2 and 8 are 24/7 – Most close at 12:00 am Parking Enforcement/ Violations – Parking in unassigned lot/ structure, handicap spaces, not obeying signage, etc. 58

59 People with disabilities – 313-576-PARK (7275) Motorist assistance(Lock outs/Battery jumps) – 313-577-1979 – WSU Police non-emergency: 313-577-6057 Emergency Assistance – WSU Police: 313-577-2222 PARKING HELP 59

60 Campus Shuttle – Main Campus and Medical Campus shuttles – Run in 15 to 30 minute intervals Public Transportation – Smart Bus – Detroit Dept. of Transportation – Amtrak Green Transportation Options – Zipcars – Bicycling – Ride sharing TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES 60

61 WSU Mobile App (real-time space counts) INFORMATION RESOURCES 61 Parking Brochure



64 WSU/MidTown Area 4+ square miles 23,776 residential population (2010)


66 2012 Uniform Crime Report

67 Reported Crimes Macomb County - 2012 Sterling HeightsWarren St. Clair ShoresRoseville Wayne State Murder10000 CSC6120149603 Robbery30147 13 5927 Assault148395901080 Burglary3731,00629729119 Larceny1,3031,740712890197 Veh. Theft1537319020345 Arson750450 Total2,0774,2701,2551,616291


69 Reported Crimes Oakland County – 2012 SouthfieldTroy Royal Oak Farmington HillsWayne State Murder22010 CSC621926373 Robbery1371412 27 Assault1513249420 Burglary63418618323519 Larceny1,117834685799197 Veh. Theft3961088812545 Arson913380 Total2,5081,2081,0461,259291


71 Reported Crimes Wayne County - 2012 DearbornDetroitLivonia Canton TownshipWayne State Murder1355200 CSC7379550423 Robbery1104,872333227 Assault1458,10482570 Burglary47613,73233125719 Larceny1,68315,7431,001749197 Veh. Theft35311,46019710245 Arson205461350 Total2,86155,6071,7091,245291



74 Crimes Against Persons per 1,000 Population – 2012 LocationPopulation Assaultive Crimes Rate per 1,000 Warren135,3117435.49 Sterling Heights128,0342401.87 Livonia97,9771671.70 Dearborn94,0903293.50 Canton Township86,0761311.52 Troy81,168670.83 Farmington Hills80,223921.15 Southfield76,8183524.58 St. Clair Shores61,5611522.47 Royal Oak58,299871.49 Roseville47,7082274.76 Wayne State University38,657300.78


76 Reported Crimes Top 3 Michigan Public Universities - 2012 U of M Ann ArborMichigan StateWayne State Murder/Man010 CSC45223 Robbery4927 Assault16150 Burglary687719 Larceny727634197 Veh. Theft111645 Arson650 Total877779291


78 Crimes Against Persons per 1,000 Population – 2012 LocationPopulation Assaultive Crimes Rate per 1,000 Michigan State University 48,783450.92 University of Michigan 43,426651.50 Wayne State University 38,657300.78


80 Rank Order of Michigan Public Universities Assaultive Crimes per 1,000– 2012





85 Michigan’s Most Popular Stolen Vehicles for 2012 1.2000 Dodge Caravan 2.2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.2012 Chevrolet Malibu 4.1999 Ford Taurus 5.2000 Pontiac Grand Prix 6.1997 Chevrolet Pick-up 7.2000 Ford Pick-up 8.2012 Ford Fusion 9.2000 Dodge Interpid 10.1999 Pontiac Grand Am Chrysler Corporation products are no longer the thieves’ most popular choices in Michigan. Most popular stolen vehicles by manufacturer during 2012: General Motors products = 50% Ford Motor products = 30% Chrysler Corp. products = 20% According to the FBI, Michigan ranks # 7 nationally with 24,973 vehicles stolen in our state during the year 2012. We were # 5 nationally in 2010 and 2011. Auto thefts have been steadily decreasing in Michigan and are down 65% since 1986 when 72,021 vehicles were stolen in Michigan.

86 The top four Michigan counties, for auto theft, during 2012, were: 1) Wayne County with 15,352 vehicles stolen, 2) Macomb County with 1.950 vehicles stolen, 3) Oakland County with 1,850 vehicles stolen and 4) Genesee County with 953 vehicles stolen. Michigan’s Most Popular Stolen Vehicles for 2012 ( Cont ) *Information Courtesy of the Michigan Auto Theft Prevention Authority

87 Emergency Preparedness at Wayne State University Recent “Active Shooter” Incidents in the United States Virginia Tech Shootings – April 16, 2007 33 dead, 15 wounded and six injured jumping from second story classroom windows Aurora, Colorado Movie Theater Shootings - July 20, 2012 12 dead and 70 persons injured Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings – December 14, 2012 26 dead (20 children and six adults) and 2 persons injured. What about Weather Emergencies, Fires, other critical incidents at WSU – or in your own neighborhood?

88 Active Shooter or Armed Intruder Incident at WSU – Wayne State's continued desire to create a safe and secure campus has lead us to create a comprehensive curriculum of training interventions designed to help our students, faculty and staff understand what to do if there is a shooter on our campus. The WSUPD developed, in 2008, the nations first comprehensive on-line training seminar: “Be Prepared: Surviving an Active Shooter Incident” While the individual modules of the Active Shooter on Campus curriculum are focused on college campus scenarios, the information provided can be applied and used in any active shooter incident, regardless of location, industry, or business sector. Currently available on Blackboard for all WSU students and their families.


90 “Be Prepared” Learning Modules 1.Defining an Active Shooter Incident 2.How To Survive An Active Shooter Incident 3.Reporting the incident to Police 4.Helping the Injured – ( Basic First Aid Measures ) 5.Police Response – ( What to Expect and Not Expect from the Officers) 6.Follow-up Hostage Incidents vs. Active Shooter Incidents – Both are High Risk situations that require a very different response to increase your survival chances

91 Questions, comments, concerns? Walk to Resource Fair!

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