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

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

Campus life and learning will look different this fall, and we have new guidelines in place to accommodate social distancing and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But even though things have changed, Wayne State remains firmly committed to its academic mission. (Please note that plans are subject to change based on emerging data). 

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Tips to help students prepare for the start of classes  

As always, the start of the fall semester is an exciting time, and WSU’s vast network of resources have been adapted to support students remotely. All Warriors are encouraged to take some time to prepare for the start of the semester before classes begin on Sept. 1, 2020. 

Enrollment and student success on the rise  

Despite existing uncertainty due to current events, Wayne State University continues to be successful in its mission. Recent data compiled by the university’s Office of Institutional Research shows that we may, in fact, be bucking the trend by experiencing an increase in enrollment. 

Students find internships despite COVID-19's impact on industry  

As industries began to re-engage in late spring, many Wayne State students found themselves bucking the downward trend to obtain the real-world experiences needed to enhance their employability, proving that not only are they in-demand, they are also resilient. 

Wayne Med-Direct reaches milestone as first cohort starts medical school  

The first cohort to participate in Wayne Med-Direct — which focuses on placing highly talented, traditionally underrepresented undergraduate students at Wayne State on the academic fast track to the WSU School of Medicine — received their bachelor’s degrees last spring and started their first year of medical school this summer. The students began classes this month.

Student Welcome Back Bags available

Student Welcome Back Bags available

Upcoming events


Aug. 24: Housing move-in begins


Aug. 26: Warrior Welcome Back Bag distribution


Aug. 27: Graduate student orientation


Aug. 31: Orientation Part 2


Sept. 1: FestiFall


Student resources and reminders

Take a virtual campus tour

Registration now open for fall classes

Learn Anywhere

Get virtually involved

Housing and Residential Life

Office of Student Financial Aid

In the news

WDET: Barriers remain for disabled people as ADA reaches 30-year mark

The Conversation: African American teens face mental health crisis but are less likely than whites to get treatment

The Detroit News: Pistons purchase G-League team in Arizona, will play games at Wayne State in 2021-22

The Conversation: Timeouts improve kids’ behavior if you do them the right way

The Washington Post: Women's suffrage was a giant leap for democracy

Science: Why pregnant women face special risks from COVID-19

MLive: Can a building truly be COVID-proof?

Hour: Wayne State University’s Police Chief on the case for de-escalation

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