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Wayne State University

Dear campus community,

Since our decision to pause on-campus activities took effect on April 7, the COVID-19 infection rate in Michigan and in Detroit has continued to increase, and the state has continued to register a high number of new cases each day. In light of the current situation, we have decided to extend the suspension through the end of the semester.

As a reminder, effective through April 26, 2021:

  • All on-campus, face-to-face instruction is suspended. The only exception is for clinical rotations in the licensed health professions in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the College of Nursing, and the School of Medicine.
  • Student-athletes will receive separate guidance on resuming practice or competition from the athletics department and their coaches based on the direction of the Public Health Subcommittee of the Campus Coronavirus Committee.
  • Laboratory research activity will continue to operate at reduced levels except for fully vaccinated individuals involved with authorized on-site research activities. Please refer to the research website for updates and further guidance.
  • Guest access to student housing is restricted. Students currently living in campus housing must continue to follow all campus health and safety guidelines.
  • The bookstore is closed to in-person shopping. All services, including regalia ordering, remain available online and by phone, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Towers Café will continue to offer takeout dining only.  
  • Campus libraries remain open but may be subject to increased restrictions. Specific information may be found in the Library Access and Services Guide.
  • The Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center is closed except for COVID-19 testing.
  • The Student Center Building is closed except for individuals attending the vaccine clinic.
  • The W Food Pantry remains open and will facilitate technology loans for students in need.
  • With the exception of critical infrastructure employees, those who can work effectively from home should do so.

As before, we will continue to examine metrics on campus, in the region and across the state. Should the situation improve, we will re-engage the activities that have been suspended for the spring semester. If the metrics remain high, we will extend the pause. Please monitor your communications and the Wayne State coronavirus website for follow-up information, or contact your supervisor with specific questions.

We continue to urge members of campus to get a vaccination if they haven't yet done so, and to continue to take the appropriate precautions to ensure the health and safety of themselves, our campus, and the community. Thank you for doing your part to help keep our campus Warrior Strong.


M. Roy Wilson

M. Roy Wilson


We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.

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