Coronavirus campus building statuses

Last updated: April 30, 2020, 5:26 p.m. EDT

The Office of Facilities Planning and Management is scaling back all campus maintenance services effective immediately. This plan will remain in effect through 5/15/20.
Currently, we do not have any custodians, maintenance tradespersons or groundskeepers on campus. There are, however, operating engineers on campus at select critical buildings to be sure we do not encounter severe damage to building systems. In addition, the maintenance tradespersons and groundskeepers are now available on an on-call basis as needs arise.
Operating engineers are assigned to a specific building, where they monitor and maintain boilers, chillers, cooling towers, pumps, air handlers, etc. The maintenance tradespersons are our mechanics, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters.
As coverage needs change, we will adjust schedules for all campus maintenance services. For information on building maintenance, please see the March 26 communication to campus.

The following campus buildings are closed or restricted to OneCard/key access only.

Status Unit
Closed as of
March 20
  • State Hall
  • Deroy Auditorium
  • Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center
  • Rands House
  • McGregor Memorial Conference Center
  • Law Library
  • Shapero Hall
  • Law Classroom
  • Beecher House
  • Tierney Alumni House
  • Stadium Auxiliary
  • Softball Stadium
  • Harwell Field
  • Multipurpose Indoor Facility
  • Wayne State University Bookstore
  • General Lectures
  • St. Andrew's Hall
  • Mike Ilitch School of Business
  • Industry Innovation Center
Closed beginning
March 23
  • Walter P. Reuther Library
  • 5425 Woodward
  • Freer House
  • Knapp Building
  • Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute
  • College of Education
  • Purdy/Kresge Library
  • Law School Administration
  • School of Social Work
  • Prentis Building
  • Life Science Building
  • Manoogian Hall
  • Hilberry Theatre
  • Shaver Music Recital Hall
  • Art Building
  • Community Arts
  • Linsell House
Partially open; require OneCard or key access
  • David Adamany Undergraduate Library
  • Old Main
  • Mortuary Science
  • Richard Cohn Building
  • Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building
  • Academic/Administrative Building (AAB)
  • Faculty/Administration Building
  • Integrative Biosciences Center
  • Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Lande Building
  • Elliman Building
  • C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development
  • Matthaei Physical Education Center
  • Welcome Center
Parking structure closures
  • Parking Structure 3 (aka Rackham Garage), located at 45 E. Warren between Woodward and John R. All current permit holders will have access at PS#6 as a temporary solution. Parking Structure 6 is located at 61 Putnam between Woodward and Cass, also known as the Welcome Center Garage.
  • Parking Structure 4 (aka Medical School Garage), located at 555 E. Canfield at St. Antoine on the east side of campus. Lot #75 can be used as an alternative and is located at 545 E. Canfield between Brush and St. Antoine adjacent to Parking Structure 4.
  • Parking Structure 5 (aka Anthony Wayne Drive Garage), located at 5501 Anthony Wayne Drive. Alternative parking options include PS#1 (aka Palmer Street Garage) located at 450 W. Palmer, between Cass and Anthony Wayne Drive or PS#2 (aka Manoogian Garage), located at 5150 Lodge Service Drive just west of the new Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments.



The following campus locations are closed but have provided additional information to assist students and staff.

Unit Status
Campus dining

Towers Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during posted hours. All diners are required to use to-go/takeout options effective immediately until further notice. Most other campus food retail, including Gold 'n' Greens, is closed until further notice. Some shops on Anthony Wayne Drive and around campus are open for takeout service only.

Campus Library System All libraries are closed to the public per executive order. We understand that some students depend on the libraries for technology to complete their coursework. With this in mind, we are currently working on a plan that allows students access to technology. We will share the details as soon as they are available. In the meantime, please visit our Library Resources website for resources and support in completing online coursework. Use the Ask-a-Librarian feature for help or questions that are not already covered in the guide. 
Student Center Building The Student Center is closed until further notice. All food court retail, recreational and meeting spaces, as well as the Late Night Grill, will be closed during this time. Most offices in the Student Center are working virtually during this time and should be contacted by phone or email.
Wayne State University Bookstore

The Wayne State Bookstore is closed until further notice. Members of the campus community who need a bookstore service can email the bookstore or visit its website.

All students with textbook rentals will receive a reminder email about returns that includes a link to print a pre-paid shipping label so students can mail their books back for free. The bookstore is expected to re-open by the end of the semester for direct returns.

Campus priorities

  • The safety of our campus remains our number one priority.
  • Continue the mission of the university.
  • Learn and adapt based on our experiences so far.
  • Try to protect people from difficult financial consequences.

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