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Wayne State University

Dear campus community,

As COVID-19 cases and positivity rates remain high throughout the region, Wayne State University will continue the suspension of most on-campus activities until our metrics indicate it is safe for them to resume. As we head into finals week, however, there are two exceptions, which begin Monday, April 26:

  • Wayne State’s libraries will be open for students to study for final exams. More information about library protocols can be found in the Library Access and Services Guide.
  • The Student Center Building — including Starbucks and the Midtown Market — will reopen for members of the Wayne State community at pre-suspension conditions. Proof of a completed Campus Daily Screener must be presented upon entering the building.

As a reminder, the following restrictions remain in place until further notice:

  • 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.  
  • The Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center is closed except for COVID-19 testing.
  • 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.

We will continue to examine metrics on campus, in the region and across the state. When situations improve, we will re-engage the activities that have been suspended. Please monitor your communications and the Wayne State coronavirus website.

All Michigan residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines, and Wayne State encourages all of its community members to do so. Students are eligible for a $10 OneCard credit if they submit photographic documentation of at least their first vaccine by May 7. Schedule an appointment for your vaccination with the Campus Health Center or obtain it at the location most convenient for you. 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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