Coronavirus student information

Last updated: June 1, 2021, 4:53 p.m. 

Schools and Colleges

Campus departments

Unit Status
Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center is supporting students' learning with online support through Peer Assisted Learning, the Study Skills Academy, the Learning Communities Program and Mathematics Literacy Services. Please email if you have any questions. 

Athletics  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. All spring sports are temporarily suspended. Student-athletes will receive separate guidance on resuming practice or competition from the athletics department and their coaches based on the direction of the Public Health Subcommittee of the Campus Coronavirus Committee.
Campus Library System

Select libraries are now open to Wayne State students, faculty and staff. Visit the Library Access and Services Guide to see what services are offered online and in person.

Campus Shuttle Shuttle service is not running this summer. See the Parking and Transportation website for more information.
Career Services

Career Services offers a variety of resources for student employee, internships, and full- and part-time employment. Connect with Career Services' virtual front desk email or Teams chat@ with any questions.

Computing and Information Technology (C&IT)

The C&IT Help Desk is available Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for phone calls or emails.

The C&IT Help Desk office is currently not available for in person and hands-on support.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers telemental health services to currently registered WSU students using the Microsoft Teams app. To work remotely with a CAPS counselor, download the Teams app to your computer or smartphone, then call 313-577-3398. CAPS counselors are available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the CAPS website for more details. 
Dean of Students Office We are excited to see the return of events across campus; outdoor gatherings are encouraged this summer, and we anticipate a phased return to indoor gatherings this fall as it is safe and appropriate. Visit the Dean of Students Office website for the latest campus engagement information, as well as student health and wellness opportunities through the Warrior Life program.

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.


Housing and Residential is excited to welcome students home to campus this fall as residence halls, apartments and dining facilities will be open. We look forward to a more open guest policy, resuming in-person events and programs, and the return of indoor dining within our dining halls as applicable health and safety guidelines permit.  Apply for housing or schedule a tour by visiting the Housing and Residential Life website.

Learn Anywhere The Academic Success Center's Learn Anywhere webpage has links to numerous resources to assist online learning.
Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center

For updated hours and access information, visit the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center website. Information on safety guidelines and procedures is available on the Athletics website.

Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)

The guidance provided in March 2020 by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) relating to online classes has been extended for the 2021-22 academic year.

Current international students who were enrolled at Wayne State on March 9, 2020, may continue their program of study even if all of their classes are online.

If entering the U.S. for your studies as a new international student, you must take at least one in-person or hybrid course. Please see your academic adviser for assistance finding a course that meets the requirements.

Canadian students can continue commuting across the border for the purpose of attending WSU. A resource from the Government of Canada providing guidance for Canadian students is available online

Check the updated SEVP frequently asked questions page for information to help clarify the application of the March 2020 guidance to the 2021-22 academic year.

Please keep in mind that F-1 immigration status is independent from the ability to study at WSU. Students who are outside of the U.S. are still eligible to enroll in online courses.

The Office of International Students and Scholars offers virtual advising appointments between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are no walk-in appointments. Students should email or call 313-577-3422 with questions or to set up a virtual appointment.

Please note: With the uncertainty around travel and possible disruptions and restrictions, we encourage you to avoid travel unless necessary. However, if you plan to leave the U.S., please review OISS travel information online. You must email prior to your departure. International students who are outside the country should contact OISS to discuss their plans and support/assistance you may need to return to the U.S. and/or complete your semester remotely.

Office of the Registrar

Please use the "transcript by email" option instead of requesting it by paper, if possible, in order to expedite delivery of your transcript (typically, sent out in an hour if you have no holds) and reduce person-to-person contact. Our team will reach out to you with any questions.

Register for classes online

OneCard  To ensure that only members of the Wayne State community are on campus, keep your OneCard with you at all times to assist with verification and building access as needed. If you need a replacement or new card, visit the OneCard website.
Satellite campuses

All satellite campuses, including study areas at community colleges, are closed to Wayne State students.

Social gatherings Outdoor gatherings are welcome and encouraged throughout the summer; masks are not required for any outdoor gatherings. We anticipate a phased return to indoor gatherings in the fall as it becomes safe and appropriate. 
Student Center Building The Student Center Building is open to members of the campus community only. A valid OneCard and confirmation of a completed Campus Daily Screener must be presented upon entering the building. 
Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services (SDS) continues to meet with students remotely via phone or video call, and is also available for consultation with department and program liaisons to coordinate services. Email SDS or call 313-577-1851; emails and voicemails will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.

Student fees

Course material fees 

Course material fees (CMF) are assessed on a flat-rate, course-by-course basis for courses that have per-student expenses that directly support learning in the classroom (e.g., laboratory supplies and studio art supplies). In some cases, CMF will be assessed for remote classes where the course materials can be used remotely. For classes being taught online due to the COVID-19 pandemic that will not be able to use these supplies, the course material fees have been temporarily waived.   


Student services fees 

Student services fees are assessed on a per-credit-hour basis and are used to support the infrastructure of programs and services that enhance student services, including learning and student life. Some programs and services have been curtailed during the pandemic, such as Athletics programs and the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center. While their infrastructure costs are still accrued, the costs of these services is, indeed, lower. Others — including student activities and programs hosted by the Dean of Students Office — are adapting programming to more remote offerings. Additionally, it should be noted that many of the services supported by this fee have experienced significantly increased costs during the pandemic, including the supplies and services of Computing and Information Technology to support remote learning, the Campus Health Center, and Public Safety. Funds generated from this fee may be reallocated to cover those increased costs. There is no COVID-related reduction or waiver of these fees at the present time.      

Student Service Center The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Office of Student Financial Aid and the Student Service Center encourage students to contact them with any questions or details of how they can best be supported. Students who prefer a phone call should email and include their request for a call, the best time to be contacted and a phone number where they can be reached. Students can also call 313-577-2100 to speak with a specialist from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Testing, Evaluation and Research Services Office The Testing, Evaluation and Research Services Office is no longer administering tests in person. If you need to take a test this semester, please visit the testing webpage to offer input about the type of testing you will need and why.
Transfer Student Success Center The TSSC offers individual services and transfer pathways to help you in the transfer process.  Contact staff directly via email or sign up for a virtual appointment.
The W Food Pantry The W Food Pantry is open Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bags are packaged in advance. Please email The W with any questions.
Wayne State University Bookstore For updated hours and online services, visit the Wayne State University Bookstore via its website.
The Writing Center

The Writing Center is conducting online, real-time tutoring appointments during regular business hours. Student who require alternative options to online tutoring should contact Jule Thomas. For instructions regarding online tutoring appointments, visit The Writing Center's webpage.

The Dean of Students Office has set up a form if you have additional questions:

Submit a question