Academics

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. 

For information on whether specific classes are being offered in remote, in-person or hybrid formats during the winter semester, please refer to your class schedule. The schedule for winter 2021 classes is available on the registration website

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. 

Spring/summer classes

As decisions are made regarding class formats during these semesters, they will be reflected in the class schedule.

Fall 2021 classes

We expect the majority of our fall classes to be offered in person. We are excited to return to more of our classrooms, and we have also used lessons learned from the pandemic to offer more virtual options than we have in the past. To view the modality of a specific class and to register, visit the Registration website. When registering, take note of whether your classes are offered via traditional, online (synchronous or asynchronous) or hybrid formats. Specific programs may have further guidelines and procedures. Note: Schools that operate on a different calendar, such as the Law School and the School of Medicine, will communicate their class formats separately. More information is available on our fall 2021 plan page

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 helpdesk@wayne.edu.