November 2020 - Wayne State University
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Students encouraged to plan ahead for winter 2021 registration, financial aid

Students encouraged to plan ahead for winter 2021 registration, financial aid

To continue Wayne State University’s efforts of keeping the campus community safe during the coronavirus pandemic, classes for the winter 2021 semester will be offered primarily online or via remote instruction. The winter 2021 class schedule is now available and priority registration is ongoing. Courses fill quickly, so students are encouraged to meet with their advisor virtually to determine eligibility and plan their academic schedule. Additionally, students can beat the rush at the start of the semester and get all financial aid paperwork and information completed early. 

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Detroit COVID-19 food delivery program enlists Warriors  

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Detroit's parks and recreation department set up emergency food distribution stations at recreation centers across the city to to serve families after school districts closed in March. As cases ballooned around Southeast Michigan, the department added a delivery element to their distribution efforts with support from the mayor’s innovation team. The delivery program — which has been extended through the year — has already served more than 160,000 meals to homebound residents with the help of volunteers, including Wayne State students.  

Public history project illuminates pandemics of the past  

If you find it difficult to comprehend the full scope of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. Medical doctors and policymakers have inundated the public with advice on the best ways to move ahead. But according to one Wayne State University history professor, the key to moving forward may lie in the past.

School of Medicine students conceptualize study of pandemic’s impact on essential workers' mental health  

Medical students in the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Class of 2022 are behind a new study inspecting the mental health of health care workers during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Detroit area. Students created a survey using standardized scales for stress, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder that asked a variety of questions about clinical experiences, and provided the opportunity for participants to give open-ended accounts of their experiences as frontline health care workers during the pandemic.

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

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

Upcoming events


Nov. 10: Ontario Virtual Open House


Nov. 12: School, Parenting and COVID-19: How not to lose your mind during a global pandemic


Nov. 13: FAFSA Friday: Stress-free FAFSA filing assistance


Nov. 13: Warrior M.D. Fall Open House


Nov. 17: FAFSA Forum


Nov. 20: Friday Chat: Planning for winter 2021 as an adult learner


Nov. 20: FAFSA Friday: Stress-free FAFSA filing assistance


Nov. 22: Virtual Planetarium Show: Stellar life cycles


Nov. 26-28: University closed for Thanksgiving holiday


Student resources and reminders

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Office of Student Financial Aid

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Campus Health Center

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In the news

The Detroit Free Press: Michigan sees 'dramatic' increase in young voters casting ballots as colleges mobilize

TIME: U.S. COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing, but deaths are flat — so far. These 5 charts explain why

The Atlantic: The difference between feeling safe and being safe

Nature: The art of infection prevention

Inside Higher Ed: Confronting racism in admissions

Detroit Free Press: Wayne State tells students to take a mental health day

WXYZ: Wayne State University President Wilson on COVID-19 and schools

The Conversation: How schools can reduce parents' anxiety during the pandemic

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