Campus operations

Last updated: Jan. 14, 2021, at 8:27 a.m. 

Department Status

Wayne State University Department of Athletics has produced a "Return To Campus" document to help answer questions that students, faculty and staff have before they return. The document will continue to be updated so the Athletics Dept. recommends referencing it often for new information.

The GLIAC Council of Presidents has announced the suspension of all sports competition until January 2021.  

Campus Library System 

University libraries and computer labs have implemented new processes for cleaning of spaces and equipment, as well as new guidelines to facilitate social distancing.

Accommodations are being developed at all libraries to create increased access to materials. Libraries will be open to Wayne State students, faculty and staff only; your OneCard will be required to enter. The libraries will continue to provide online access to collections and services, including reference and instruction.

Beginning January 11 

Undergraduate Library
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday
Noon-4 p.m. Saturday
11 a.m.-7:00 p.m  Sunday

Law Library
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Closed Saturday, Sunday

Shiffman Medical Library
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Closed Saturday, Sunday

Reuther Library
By appointment only.

Purdy/Kresge Library
Closed to the public.

All virtual library services will remain the same. For furthere assistance, visit

Custodial services Custodial staff has returned to campus to address general cleaning issues and focus on cleansing high-touch-point surfaces including doors, hardware and handles, wall-mounted devices, access panels, and elevators. Trash and recycling collection have been modified. For information on a safe return to campus and clear protocol while navigating through campus, review the Facilities Campus Restart Playbook.

Campus dining has taken new precautions to offer a safer dining experience in the dining halls and retail locations. A list of safety measures is available online. If you are experiencing food insecurity, resources are available through the Warrior Meal Share Program.


While some employees have resumed a phased return to campus, the majority of WSU faculty and staff will be working remotely for the winter semester. Visit HR's page for information regarding working remotely, a guide for supervisors transitioning to a blended work environment, and guidelines for returning employees.  

Facilities Facilities Planning and Management is dedicated to providing a clean and safe environment in which to learn, work and live. For more information on FP&M's plans for a safe return to campus and clear protocol while navigating through campus, review the Facilities Campus Restart Playbook. For any additional questions, visit Facilities Campus Restart FAQ.
Housing Campus housing remains open for students who must live on campus. For more information regarding housing services for the fall semester, visit housing's coronavirus webpage.
Research Wayne State has started a phased-in approach to restarting on-campus research activities. Please visit the Office of Research's COVID-19 webpage to review the Wayne State COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan for Research.
Technical support 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. Additionally, 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
Visitors and vendors

Wayne State remains open to those with essential business or academic needs whose presence is required on campus. However, to ensure your safety and the safety of our campus community, you must do the following if you are required to visit campus:

  • Refrain from coming to campus if you have:
    • Experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, new cough, shortness of breath, new muscle aches, chills, sore throat or runny nose, or new loss of taste and smell)
    • Have been in close contact in the last 14 days with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19
    • Have traveled via airplane internationally or domestically in the last 14 days
    • Have had a COVID-19 test and are currently awaiting results
  • Wear a face covering that is properly secured and covers your nose and your mouth while on campus.
  • Maintain a social distance of at least six feet with others while on campus.