February 2024 - Wayne State University
Student-focused news for family and friends February 2024
Despite glitches, students encouraged to fill out new FAFSA as soon as possible

Despite glitches, students encouraged to fill out new FAFSA as soon as possible

The 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form has undergone changes, featuring a redesigned format with a reduction in the number of questions. Media reports on early glitches with the updated form are prompting questions and concerns. However, Wayne State University financial aid officials encourage all current students — and applicants  — to fill out the new FAFSA sooner rather than later.

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Wayne State University conducting survey on campus culture and climate  

On Jan. 24, Wayne State University began conducting a culture and climate survey. All students and employees are encouraged to share their opinions and perspectives related to diversity, equity and inclusion at Wayne State.   

WSU’s Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education provides important on-campus resource  

Wayne State University took a major step toward ensuring a safe and inclusive campus environment with the formation of the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (OSVPE). The OSVPE provides on-campus services that enhance WSU’s campus as a safe, non-judgmental and empowering environment.

Student-led pharmacy project aims to destigmatize depression  

The Wayne State University American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists student leaders Shannon Habba and Lorden Kassab received a grant for their project "#ATimeToTalk: A Strategy to Destigmatize Depression in a Community Pharmacy Setting." With the support of their faculty mentor and biostatistician, Habba and Kassab developed a program to offer student pharmacist-led depression screenings in partnership with Meijer Pharmacy in Livonia, Michigan.  

Professor, Law School provide cultural opportunities for first-year students  

Growing up in a musical family, Stephen Calkins, J.D., enjoyed playing trumpet in a band with his eight siblings back home in Buffalo, New York. But now, the law professor is beating a drum to provide cultural opportunities to his students through the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Soundcard Student Membership program. Thanks in part to Calkins’ five-year funding commitment, first-year law students can now attend performances by one of the world’s greatest orchestras simply by registering for card membership. More than 100 current law students and advisors have taken advantage of the program this year – normally a $25 annual fee – which provides access to most performances and other programming at Orchestra Hall.

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Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

Spring Open House

Spring Open House

Upcoming events


Feb. 5: Priority registration begins


Feb. 9: Degree applications due


Feb. 15: The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program


Feb. 16: FAFSA Event


Feb. 17: Admitted Student Day


Feb. 21: Mario Grillo on the Machito influence, Afro-Latin jazz, and dance music


Feb. 28: Graduate Research Symposium


Feb. 28: FAFSA Event


March 2: Spring Open House


Student resources and reminders

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Housing and Residential Life

Office of Multicultural Student Engagement

Office of Student Financial Aid

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In the news

Detroit News: WDET shakes up lineup, adds new programs, Liz Warner returns

CBS Detroit: 100 Naloxone vending machines to be distributed across Wayne County

WXYZ: Electric vehicle batteries falling short during Southeast Michigan’s frigid temperatures

Detroit Regional Chamber: How Wayne State University helps attract and retain talent in Michigan

CNN: Rawgabbit and curglaff made it to Wayne State University’s 2024 Word Warriors list

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