Campus operations

As we prepare for a return to on-campus operations, reopening of departments and buildings will follow a phased approach based on the guidance of the restart committee. This guide will be updated accordingly as changes are implemented.  

Last updated: May 20, 2020, 8:54 a.m. 

Department Status
Athletics In lieu of the NCAA's decision to cancel its spring sports championships, the Athletics Department has decided to cancel its spring sports seasons. A determination about fall sports has not been made.
Building status Most campus buildings are locked and can only be accessed either by a OneCard or a building key. People without card access who need to enter a building should call the WSUPD at 313-577-2222; WSUPD has committed to respond to these requests within 15 minutes. WSUPD continues to patrol the campus and check facilities as usual. If you need to get into a building and would like a police escort, call the police department at the number above. For a full list of closed buildings, view our campus buildings list.
Custodial services Some 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.
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.
Employees Wayne State has instituted guidelines regarding Flexible Work Arrangements, leave and other options during this time. Visit HR's coronavirus page for information on options and guidelines.
Events All in-person events are canceled through the duration of Gov. Whitmer's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order. The Dean of Students Office has canceled all face-to-face programming and events, and is actively exploring opportunities for virtual engagement.
Housing Campus is housing is open only for students who need to remain on campus. For more information, visit housing's coronavirus webpage.
Research Research activities that are currently conducted remotely should continue to do until further information is available. For information on Wayne State's phased restart of in-person laboratory research and safety guidelines, visit the Division of Research's COVID-19 webpage.
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
Transportation and parking Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the governor's "Stay Home. Stay Safe" executive order, all WSU shuttle services are suspended. Once the executive order is revoked, shuttle services will be reviewed and re-implemented, as needed.