December 2020 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends December 2020
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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The W Pantry adapts services, expands support during pandemic  

As much of the world has changed dramatically in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Wayne State University’s W Food Pantry has adapted on the fly to continue safely serving students in need, providing not only free access to nutritious food and basic necessities, but also free technology resources.

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.

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

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

Upcoming events


Dec. 3: Excellence in Assessment Virtual Award Ceremony


Dec. 3: School of Information Sciences Awards and Graduation Night


Dec. 6: Virtual Planetarium Show


Dec. 15: Virtual Commencement


Dec. 17: Virtual Planetarium Show


Dec. 16-22: Final Exams


Dec. 25-Jan. 1: University closed


Jan. 11: Winter 2021 classes begin


Student resources and reminders

Learn Anywhere

Office of Student Financial Aid

Get virtually involved

Housing and Residential Life

Campus Health Center

Warrior Life and Wellness

In the news

The Conversation: Three reasons for information exhaustion

Deadline Detroit: A new pilot program at Wayne State looks to shore up an often overlooked part of education - financial literacy

Forbes: Tackling hunger and homelessness on campus

Science: TRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Computing awards $270,000 to Wayne State

Inside Higher Ed: Confronting racism in admissions

WXYZ: Kids, teens could be feeling pandemic-related stress. Here's how parents can help

MSN: Michigan universities and health departments get money to test wastewater for COVID-19

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