Coronavirus student information

Last updated: May 21, 2020, at 11:06 a.m. EDT

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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. 

Athletics Department The Athletics Department has not made a decision regarding its fall sports seasons.
Campus dining

Towers Cafe is open for lunch (11 a.m.–2 p.m.) and dinner (5-7 p.m.) daily. Breakfast bags and snack bags are also available to pick up during dinner. 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 employment Human Resources encourages management to allow student assistants to continue their campus employment if they are able to work. In the event that student assistants are unable to work because of discontinued operations or other limitations, supervisors should be willing to share their services with other units who may need assistance.
Campus Health Center The Campus Health Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If you exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, dry cough and/or shortness of breath), please make an appointment for an immediate evaluation by calling 313-577-5041. If your call is after hours, directions will be provided.
Campus 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.
Campus Library System All libraries are closed to the public per executive order. 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. Physical books are not available for checkout at this time, but you can browse the libraries' online collection. If you have an overdue book, keep it for now; fines will be waived during this time to prevent holds from the library. Visit the libraries' webpage for further updates. 
Campus Shuttle All WSU shuttle services are currenlty suspended. See the Parking and Transportation website for more information.
Career Services

Career Services will continue to provide students with ways to use resources and services that do not require them to physically be in the office. Connect with Career Services' virtual front desk email or Teams chat@ with any questions.

Commencement In accordance with government restrictions on large gatherings, Wayne State has postponed its commencement ceremonies. Graduates will still receive their degrees.
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.

  • 313-577-4357

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

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) CAPS staff are working remotely and ready to help. If you're experiencing fear, stress or anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) can help. 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 All face-to-face programming and events have been canceled through the duration of the governor's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order, and DOSO is actively exploring opportunities for virtual engagement.
Learn Anywhere The Academic Success Center's Learn Anywhere webpage has links to numerous resources to assist online learning, as well as tips to help students navigate this transition. 
Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center The Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center (MHRFC) is closed and all programming is canceled indefinitely. Virtual content is available, including daily live group fitness classes, intramural esports and fitness instruction from MHRFC personal trainers on YouTube . Visit the Active at Home page for links to all of MHRFC's virtual programs.
Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)

The switch to online classes for the remainder of the semester will NOT impact your visa status. You must remain enrolled full time and continue making progress toward your degree. Your visa status will remain open.

If you have not applied for OPT yet, but plan to do so, we strongly encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. You must be physically in the U.S. when you submit your OPT application.

Virtual advising appointments are available between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are no walk-in appointments. Students should email OISS or call 313-577-3422 with questions or to set up virtual appointments.

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.

OneCard and Parking Service Center

Email and they will try to resolve your issue remotely whenever possible.To be issued a refund for your semester parking pass, please complete the online cancellation form. Refunds will take from four to six weeks to process.

Satellite campuses All satellite campuses are closed to students.
Student Center Building The Student Center is closed to students and the public until further notice. All food court retail, recreational and meeting spaces, as well as the Late Night Grill, are closed during this time. Most offices in the Student Center are working virtually during this time and should be contacted by phone or email.
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 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 is actively exploring opportunities to expand programming online. Contact staff directly via email or sign up for a virtual appointment.
The W Food Pantry The W Food Pantry is open Wednesdays only, from noon to 4 p.m. Bags of supplies will be packaged in advance for pickups. Please email The W with any questions.
Warrior Chat

A partnership between the Dean of Students Office and the College of Education's Mental Health and Wellness Clinic, Warrior Chat is a nonclinical peer counseling program staffed by graduate students in the College of Education's Counseling and School Psychology programs. Complete the Warrior Chat Request Form to share your preference for communication with the peer counselor. Your assigned peer counselor will contact you by email or phone and make further arrangements to chat.

Wayne State University Bookstore
  • Free shipping is offered on rental returns. Instructions are available on the bookstore's website. Please take advantage of this service to ensure that spring/summer students have access to materials. The bookstore will not charge for missing rentals until August. 
  • Spring/summer semester books will be offered digitally when possible, as the bookstore is unable to guarantee delivery at this time. The bookstore will continue to source all required and recommended print textbooks. 
  • Visit Oak Hall's website to order caps, gowns and souvenir items. Graduation regalia will be available for purchase in-person at the bookstore shortly after campus reopens.  

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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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