Frequently Asked Questions

What is the employee onboarding process?

Onboarding is a process to introduce and welcome employees to the organization and speed up the adjustment process encouraging integration into the Wayne State University environment. TheWSU onboarding process consists of four orientation elements.  This site is supplemental to the orientation process and serves as a central portal of information to use as either a starting point or as a reference.

Who is this onboarding process for?

The onboarding process is for all new and transferring WSU employees, but can be used as a quick reference for any Wayne State employee.

It's my first day, where do I go?

Ask your manager/supervisor or human resources representative. Your manager/supervisor usually requests that you attend the Faculty/Staff Orientation (1of 4 orientations) prior to reporting to work. The Faculty/Staff Orientation takes place at the Welcome Center and usually takes approximately 4 hours. Report to your manager after the Faculty/Staff Orientation.

Where do I park?

You should have received a letter from your manager/supervisor or from Human Resources with information on where to park. Review the campus map for parking locations near the Welcome Center and the building where you will be working. Additional information can be found on the Parking and Transportation Services website.

What should I bring to the Faculty/Staff Orientation?

You will be completing several forms related to employment and benefits. If you are non-academic staff member, an e-mail will be sent to you from Human Resources with several forms attached for you to complete; otherwise your hiring manager will provide you with the necessary forms.  You will need to bring identification documents such as a driver’s license, state ID card, passport, I-9, etc. You may also wish to bring your social security card and a copy of birth certificates for your dependents, if you wish to enroll them in your benefits.

Where do I find my Access ID?

Your Access ID is located on the face of your OneCard or you can find it by looking yourself up on the WSU Directory

Where do I find my Banner ID?

Your OneCard has your Banner ID. It is usually a 9-digit number beginning with two zeros

What is Academica?

Academica is an online internal system that provides you with human resource information such as:

  • Your leave balances (vacation time, etc)

  • Your Medical/Dental benefits

  • The abiity to sign-up for training

  • Your pay stubs

  • Access to Banner and Reports (Cognos)

As long as you have access to the Web, you can access Acadmica. In order to log in, you must have an AccessID (it may come through the mail w/password).  After you log in, you will notice that you have employee, student and/or research menus, depending on your role at WSU.

Log on to Academica today at

What is Banner?

Banner is the integrated database system used at Wayne State to coordinate and manage student and employee information and business processes throughout the University.

For more information visit the C&IT website at

How do I get to Wayne State University?

If you’re wondering how to get to Wayne State University, please visit  our website for Driving Directions. You may also wish to refer to our Campus Map for tips on where the building and parking structures are located.