Coronavirus student information

Last updated: March 10, 2022, 3:55 p.m. 

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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. 


Health and safety guidelines for fans are available on the Athletics site. Coaches will communicate directly with teams any additional directives. Intramural and club sports will also resume normal schedules.

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 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 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.
Dining Dining facilities are open for students. If you are experiencing food insecurity, resources are available through the Warrior Meal Share Program.
Housing Residence halls, apartments and dining facilities will be open. 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

The facility is open. For 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 most up-to-date information and requirements for international students can be found on the Office of International Students and Scholars FAQ page.

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. Review the guidance on SEVP's FAQ page.

Current international students who were enrolled at Wayne State on March 9, 2020, can 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.

All students who plan to be on campus during the fall 2021 semester are required to receive and provide proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination by Aug. 30. Approved vaccines include Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Cinovac and Covishield.

WSU will assist international students and ensure that you can meet the mandate and attend classes as planned, even if you arrive after the deadline. Extensions will be provided on a case-by-case basis, and we will work with you on an individualized plan for vaccination. You must email the Campus Health Committee at as soon as possible to discuss your situation, including your date of arrival in the U.S.  

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

The satellite campuses at the Advanced Technology Education Center (ATEC), Macomb University Center and Schoolcraft College are open to Wayne State students. Visit our locations page for hours.

Student Center Building The Student Center Building is open. 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. Regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Email or call us at 313-577-2100 to talk to an expert specialist. Appointments can also be made online

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 and Wardrobe The W Food Pantry and Wardrobe is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. 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.

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