Winter classes

Wayne State University has been committed to its academic mission throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and is exploring ways to offer classes in a manner that protects the health and safety of the campus community. 

We have published a guide to assist faculty, academic staff, and students in making decisions with their deans or chairs, supervisors, or advisors about participating in courses and activities.

Download printable academic restart guidelines (pdf)

For information on whether specific classes will be remote, in-person or hybrid during the winter semester, please refer to your class schedule. The schedule for winter 2021 classes will is available on the registration websiteAll classes will be remote through Jan. 31, 2021. The only exception is for clinical rotations in the licensed health professions in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the College of Nursing, and the School of Medicine. Feb. 1, conditions permitting, classes will resume in the formats initially noted at the time of registration for winter semester.

At-risk students

Instruction, advising, and other forms of student activity and support will likely take place in a mix of in-person and online/remote formats for the foreseeable future. We understand that there are students who may be at higher risk for contracting the virus or who need to shelter in place to protect others. Students who are at higher risk for contracting COVID-19 as described by the CDC are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor regarding alternative learning arrangements when in-person instruction resumes. 

Online learning assistance

The Academic Success Center's Learn Anywhere webpage has links to numerous resources to assist online learning. Information about accessing technology off campus — including discounted and free internet and cellular service — can be found at Computing & Information Technology's (C&IT) resource page. The C&IT Help Desk has hours Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. For support, contact 313-577-4357 or