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April 2020 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends April 2020
Stay up to date with Wayne State's COVID-19 response

Stay up to date with Wayne State's COVID-19 response

Wayne State University is committed to keeping your student safe and educated in this unprecedented time. The Presidential Coronavirus Committee — composed of infectious disease specialists, campus health professionals, administrators, faculty and others — is meeting continuously to discuss new developments and make recommendations and decisions to keep the campus community safe. It is important to remember that campus remains open, and that while the way we do business may change, our commitment to student success and safety has not.


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Take care: Warrior Wellness goes virtual  

With the recent shift to online classes, major disruptions in daily activities and ongoing social distancing, students have been required to adapt quickly to a variety of issues they never anticipated. Balancing these changes in times of uncertainty can be challenging, and Wayne State University remains committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive care to support the health and well-being of the campus community.

Wayne State to temporarily ease renewal requirements for merit scholarships  

Wayne State University is making it easier for current students with merit scholarships to qualify for funding renewal for the 2020-21 academic year. This temporary measure is part of the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students encouraged to stay connected, get involved virtually  

The Dean of Students Office has planned virtual activities for students to participate in from the comfort and safety of their homes, including fitness classes, live performances and virtual tours. We encourage Warrior families to follow us on social media.

Fashion department faculty, alum sew masks for health care workers, first responders  

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak paralyzed much of the nation, fashion designer Kelsey Tucker understood well the toll that work on the front lines of a crisis can take on those who engage in it. Having an older sister who works for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Tucker often heard harrowing stories of tragedy and trauma and recognized intimately the strain facing those tasked with saving lives amid a crisis. Tucker joined the small but quickly growing army of fashion designers, instructors and home sewers who’ve turned sewing machines — along with ventilators, respirators and other life-saving medical equipment — into desperately needed weapons against the pandemic now threatening to rip hospital emergency rooms apart at the seams.

Student launches Detroit Help Hub to support local businesses during crisis  

Mandatory closures of restaurants and storefronts — as well as the “six-foot rule” of social distancing — during the COVID-19 emergency is necessary to slow the spread of illness. However, once the health thread subsides, the economic toll facing small-business owners who have had to shut their doors may be felt for months and years. Mustafa Ahmed, a computer science student at Wayne State University, has seen firsthand how businesses in Detroit have been affected in these challenging times. As a business owner himself — he started a company out of TechTown last year called Midtown Code — he felt compelled to do something for his fellow entrepreneurs in the city.

Spring/summer registration now open

Spring/summer registration now open


Student resources and reminders

Learn Anywhere

Virtual Wellness

Get Involved, Stay Connected

Technology resources

Complete the FAFSA

Register for housing

Visit campus virtually


In the news

The Detroit News: Incoming college freshmen, don't panic. Colleges will support you.

Dearborn Press & Guide: ACCESS providing drive-through COVID-19 testing for first responders, medical personnel

MLive: Michigan has become a U.S. epicenter for coronavirus. Why?

WXYZ: Detroit carmakers turn to making medical supplies amid coronavirus pandemic

The Conversation: Should I exercise during the coronavirus pandemic? Experts explain just the right exercise curve

The Detroit Free Press: Panic, disruptions and lives on hold: When is the crisis going to end?

WNPR: The politics of a pandemic: Staying healthy while staying home

Psychology Today: How to survive anxiety in the age of COVID-19

The Detroit Free Press: How 3 Michigan university presidents who are doctors prepared for coronavirus

TIME: A coronavirus guide for older adults and their family advocates


Stay safe, stay connected: A message from President M. Roy Wilson

Stay safe, stay connected: A message from President M. Roy Wilson

Stay Warrior Strong: A message from Dawn Medley, associate vice president of enrollment management

Stay Warrior Strong: A message from Dawn Medley, associate vice president of enrollment management

A message to parents of admitted students: Ericka Jackson

A message to parents of admitted students: Ericka Jackson

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