February 2021 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends February 2021
Wayne State declares Feb. 18 Mental Health Day

Wayne State declares Feb. 18 Mental Health Day

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of daily life, and has presented challenges for the entire Wayne State University community. Students are adapting and managing online classes; missing daily interaction with their friends; and figuring out how to separate their work, school and social lives. Many faculty and staff battle “Zoom fatigue” and the stress of balancing work, child care and the loss of social engagement with colleagues. Wayne State University has declared Thursday, Feb. 18, as Mental Health Day to encourage the campus community to focus on their health and emotional well-being. 

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Students encouraged to apply for scholarships by March 1  

Students are encouraged to submit one centralized application to become contenders for any of the roughly 900 scholarship awards available for the 2021-22 academic year using the Office of Student Financial Aid’s scholarship portal. Awards will be announced during the summer.

Wayne State University receives $1.2M to help veterans complete college  

Wayne State University has received funding from the U.S. Department of Education to supplement student success services for military veterans. The $1.2 million Veterans-Student Support Services grant will enhance services provided by the Office of Military and Veterans Academic Excellence. The five-year grant will serve 120 currently enrolled student veterans each academic year and provide intensive advising, career preparation, financial aid information and benefits assistance.

Reconnect Transfer Award helps community college students build on associate degree  

Wayne State University is offering support to students who participate in the newly released Michigan Reconnect program through the State of Michigan. Students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s after obtaining their associate degree through Michigan Reconnect will be considered for a $4,000 transfer award: $2,000 per academic year for two consecutive years beginning the term of admission.

New Chief Nursing Officer making her mark on the Campus Health Center  

When Dr. Toni Grant reported for her first day of work as the chief nursing officer of the Nursing Practice Corporation, which operates the Campus Health Center, she knew there would be no time for a leisurely orientation period. While Wayne State’s campus was generally quiet, as most students, faculty and employees learned or worked from home, the Campus Health Center was busier than ever, with staff scheduling appointments, seeing patients and administering COVID-19 tests. Grant’s new job was action packed from the very start.

Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

Upcoming events


Feb. 16: Warrior Basketball vs. Ashland (livestream)


Feb. 17: Apple Discussion Series: A Conversation with Producer Joey Moda


Feb. 18: Graudate Programs Information Session


Feb. 18: Virtual Planetarium Show


Feb. 19, 20: Warrior Basketball vs. Saginaw Valley State (livestream)


Feb. 21: Virtual Planetarium Show


Feb. 24: Virtual Career Fair


Feb. 24: To AP or Not to AP?


Feb. 26, 27: Warrior Basketball vs. Ferris State (livestream)


Student resources and reminders

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Office of Student Financial Aid

Get virtually involved

Housing & Residential Life

Campus Health Center

Warrior Life and Wellness

In the news

Broadway World: Wayne State produces its first virtual dance performance

Bridge (Opinion): I'm a Black doctor. Here's why we all should take the COVID vaccine

MLive: Oceans away from campus, international students carry on despite the pandemic

Chalkbeat Detroit: Helping kindergartners adapt to virtual learning challenges Michigan teachers to be creative

Detroit News (Opinion): COVID-19 vaccine is a game-changer that can stop the pandemic

dbusiness: DTE Energy Foundation awards $330K to fund scholarships for WSU Latino/a students

Science: Wayne State secures more than $5 million in NIH funding for cerebral palsy research

Crain's Detroit Business: Wayne State offers scholarship for Michigan front-line workers

WDET: Vaccinations begin at Wayne State

Health care experts offer insight into COVID-19 vaccines

Health care experts offer insight into COVID-19 vaccines

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