Fall classes

Wayne State University has been committed to its academic mission throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and is exploring ways to offer classes this fall in a manner that protects the health and safety of the campus community. Information on fall classes is available in our student guide for the fall semester.

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)

Winter classes

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 be available on Oct. 12. 

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