April 2021 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends April 2021
Wayne State announces plans for fall semester

Wayne State announces plans for fall semester

This fall, we look forward to welcoming more students back to campus and providing the opportunities for social interaction and engagement that are vital to the college experience. As we do, the health and safety of our campus community will continue to remain a top priority. We encourage all faculty, staff and students to get the COVID-19 vaccine once they are eligible, and we will continue to follow the guidelines recommended by our Public Health Committee.

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Wayne State to streamline communication for current students using artificial intelligence  

Students can get overwhelmed by communications and to-do items from various departments, professors, financial aid, advising, groups and organizations. To help them stay informed of important university dates, deadlines and policies, Wayne State offers students the ability to use artificial intelligence (AI) for key information regarding registration, financial aid, accounts receivable, student services and more.

Profiles in Warrior Strong highlight Warrior successes during the pandemic  

The Wayne State University Board of Governors recently recognized three Wayne State community members and a student organization for exhibiting “Profiles in Warrior Strong” over the last year. Their actions were highlighted to acknowledge that positive accomplishments continued throughout the university community despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Drs. Kilgore, Zervos discuss their roles in Moderna, Johnson & Johnson vaccines  

When the coronavirus pandemic shifted into full swing in March 2020, most people’s lives changed almost overnight. For two Wayne State University faculty members, their work shifted to a brand-new and urgent focus. Paul Kilgore, a Wayne State associate professor of pharmacy practice, and Marcus Zervos, WSU assistant dean of global affairs and division head of infectious diseases at Henry Ford Health System, have served as co-principal investigators on the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine studies in Detroit. Mayur S. Ramesh, an infectious disease specialist at Henry Ford Health System, was also a co-principal investigator.

New resource will help students with personalized financial wellness  

Wayne State University has partnered with iGrad to provide students with access to the award-winning iGrad Financial Literacy platform. The lack of education on personal money management in the United States has resulted in a wide variety of economic and social concerns, the impact of which is felt by Americans of every background, regardless of education level or income. WSU is proud to provide students with the tools and support they need to empower themselves with the knowledge to build a strong foundation for their financial future.

Wayne State University joins campuses in nationwide effort to be “voter friendly”  

Wayne State University has been named one of over 231 campuses in 37 states and the District of Columbia designated as a “Voter Friendly Campus.” The initiative, led by national nonpartisan organizations Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, held participating institutions accountable for planning and implementing practices that encourage their students to register and vote in 2020 elections and in the coming years.

Give green, be gold on Giving Day

Give green, be gold on Giving Day

Upcoming events


April 5-9: Pride Week


April 5-9: Graduate Student Appreciation Week


April 7: Graduate School Information Session


April 7: Detroit Jazz Festival Kick Off Preview


April 7: A Lawyer's Prescription for Achieving Health Equity: George Washington University Law Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew


April 8: Giving Day


April 8: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Generational Discussion


April 8: Virtual Planetarium Show


April 10: Virtual Admitted Student Day


April 11: Virtual Planetarium Show


April 16: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium


April 16: Women's Tennis vs. Saginaw Valley


April 17: Women's Tennis vs. Northwood


April 23: Rainbow Graduation


April 28 - May 4: Final Exams


May 5: Virtual Commencement


May 6: Virtual Latina/o/x and Native Student Graduation Celebration: El Nuevo Comienzo


May 10: Spring/Summer classes begin


May 15: The American Heart Association's Heart Walk


June 19: African American Graduation Celebration


Student resources and reminders

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Office of Student Financial Aid

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Housing & Residential Life

Campus Health Center

Warrior Life & Wellness

In the news

WXYZ: Great Grocer Project aims to help independently owned grocery stores in Detroit

Michigan Radio: How to reduce anxiety and stress around reopening and getting back to normal

U.S. News & World Report: Is cold water swimming good for you?

Detroit Legal News: Wayne Law racial equity initiative launches sixth cohort

Detroit News: Wayne State announces plan for fall classes

Michigan Radio: Has the pandemic changed urban landscapes for the better?

Detroit Free Press: Freep Film Fest to showcase U-M, MSU, Wayne State, Oakland and Windsor student filmmakers

Forbes: Women not getting the health care they need during COVID-19

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