October 2017 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends October 2017
WSU graduation rates soar as new students matriculate

WSU graduation rates soar as new students matriculate

Buoyed by a wide range of new and traditional student support initiatives, the number of new Wayne State University students has increased for the fourth straight year. Detroit’s major research university welcomed more than 7,000 new students to campus this fall. The number of first-time freshmen students is up, including jumps of 19 and 15 percent for African American freshmen and Detroit freshmen, respectively. Transfer students were also up 1 percent.  

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The time is now to apply for financial aid  

The 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid submission process is now open. Students who have completed the admission application and filed their FAFSA by Dec. 1 will be eligible for priority consideration for merit scholarships and also be entered into a drawing to win a $500 book scholarship. The Office of Student Financial Aid is offering FAFSA Fridays, during which a financial aid officer will assist students with the filing process. 

Wayne State ranked among top-tier national higher education institutions  

Wayne State University has been ranked among the top-tier higher education institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best National Universities ranking. The list includes the Best National Universities top-tier listing, composed of 300 institutions. The rankings are based on several measures of quality, including graduation and retention rates, academic excellence, faculty resources, the allocation of financial resources and more. 

Black Student Union donates clothes, toiletries for Homeless 100 project  

Wayne State University’s Black Student Union teamed up with a variety of organizations to provide clothes and toiletries to Detroit’s homeless community. Joined by Wayne State’s Organization of Black Alumni, Black Faculty and Staff Association, and other community members, BSU volunteers offered hats, gloves, coats, deodorant, toothpaste and additional items to more than 80 men and women throughout the city.

Join us for Homecoming

Join us for Homecoming

Student resources and reminders

Oct. 13: Public planetarium show

Oct. 13: Support the W Food Pantry and gear up for Homecoming at Rally House

Oct. 14: Homecoming football game

Oct. 14: Homecoming alumni tailgate

Oct. 15: Women's tennis vs. Grand Valley State

Oct. 17: Knowledge on Tap presents... Fear Factors: What are we afraid of — and why?

Oct. 20: Volleyball vs. Saginaw Valley State

Oct. 24: FOCIS 10th Anniversary lecture series — The Press & The Presidency

Oct. 26: Ontario Open House

Oct. 27: Swim and dive vs. Oakland University

Oct. 28: Football vs. Ashland and trick-or-treating at halftime for kids in costumes

In the news

Detroit Free Press: Wayne State's uniforms commemorate Medal of Honor winners

Crain's Detroit Business: Wayne State grant focused on asthma among black teens

C&G Newspapers: WSU food pantry receives grant

Crain's Detroit Business: Wayne State reaches out

The Hub Detroit: Wayne State waives application fee for all first-generation students

2017 University Address

2017 University Address

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