Coronavirus student information

Last updated: March 26, 2020, at 10:59 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. All face-to-face meetings have been canceled through the end of the semester. Please email if you have any questions. 

Athletics Department In lieu of the NCAA's decision to cancel its spring sports championships, the Athletics Department has decided to cancel its spring sports seasons.
Campus 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.

Campus employment Many students depend on funds earned through campus employment. Human Resources encourages management to allow student assistants to continue their campus employment if they are able to work.  However, if students are ill and cannot work, they should be encouraged to stay home, seek medical care, and continue to be compensated at their hourly rate.  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 Atchison Hall will close at 5 p.m. March 29, but other campus housing locations remain open. Students who do not need to be on campus are strongly urged to return to their permanent place of residence, if possible. For more information regarding housing services, early move out and credits, visit housing's coronavirus webpage.
Campus Library System All libraries are closed to the public per executive order. We understand that some students depend on the libraries for technology to complete their coursework. With this in mind, we are currently working on a plan that allows students access to technology. We will share the details as soon as they are available. In the meantime, please 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 The medical school shuttle will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note: The shuttle is going to all stops — medical campus, main campus and the Mike Ilitch School of Business — and is about a 45-minute continuous loop. 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. All Career Services programming and events have been canceled through the end of the semester.  Please 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 for the winter semester. Graduates will still receive their degrees. The Wayne State School of Medicine and Wayne Law have different academic calendars, and different commencement dates. Information about their commencement dates will be communicated once available.
Computing and Information Technology (C&IT) The C&IT Help Desk has extended its phone and email support hours. Get answers to tech questions at 313-577-4357 or
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Please note that due to high ticket volume, response times may be longer than usual.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) CAPS staff are working remotely and ready to help. Brief phone consultations can be accessed at 313-577-3398 Monday thru Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and CAPS is reviewing the possibility of implementing phone and/or video-based counseling services as soon as possible. Students experiencing a crisis outside of regular hours can call 313-577-9982. Visit the CAPS website for more details. 
Dean of Students Office All face-to-face programming and events have been canceled through the end of the semester, April 28, 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 is closed and all programming is canceled indefinitely.
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 come into OISS prior to your departure to meet with your advisor. 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

The withdrawal deadline for winter has been extended to April 20. Finals week is still scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, through Tuesday, April 28. For face-to-face classes that move online, exams will also move online.

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

Limited in-person hours in the Welcome Center on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please 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 Senate Watch President Wilson and members of the Coronavirus Committee discuss updates and take questions from students about COVID-19 and the university's response.
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 All face-to-face events and other activities have been canceled through the end of the semester, April 28. 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

The Wayne State Bookstore is closed until further notice. Members of the campus community who need a bookstore service can email the bookstore or visit its website.

All students with textbook rentals will receive a reminder email about returns that includes a link to print a pre-paid shipping label so students can mail their books back for free. The bookstore is expected to re-open by the end of the semester for direct returns.

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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