News and Announcements

Warrior Safe is Warrior Strong - COVID-19 Updates

May 26, 2020

Now more than ever, we are grateful for our supportive and resourceful online learning community. 

Warrior Safe is Warrior Strong - Updates from the University

On April 16, the Coronavirus Campus Restart Committee was formed and charged with developing plans to phase in campus operations consistent with the easing of pandemic restrictions. Like the original Coronavirus Committee, this committee is guided by principles and focused on goals, which can be found here.

As Wayne State University prepares for the return of employees, faculty and students, safety remains our top priority. While the ways in which we learn, work and live on campus may change, our commitment to the university's academic mission is stronger than ever. The university's dedicated COVID-19 website serves as a resource for messaging and guidelines concerning the restart of on-campus operations and preparations for the fall 2020 semester. We welcome your feedback and questions as we strive to make a safe return to campus.

Online Classes & Semester Timing

Online classes have resumed at this time - the majority of SIS classes are held online. If you have extenuating circumstances that make it difficult to continue in your classes, we encourage you to reach out to your instructor to discuss the options available to you as soon as possible.

Wayne State University 2020 spring, spring/summer and summer courses will proceed as scheduled and will be offered via online and remote instruction only. The plan for fall semester courses has not been finalized. 

The Spring/Summer term session dates are as follows:

Spring/summer:               Mon, May 4–Thu, July 30

Spring:                             Mon, May 4–Thu, June 23

Summer:                         Wed, June 24–Fri, Aug. 14

The full academic calendar is available online:

Student Services & Support

There has been no interruption in monitoring the school email account ( and phone line (313-577-1825) - both are still available for students to contact us. Voicemail messages will be checked and calls returned within 24 hours. All SIS staff are available to assist with any issues that may arise in regard to admission, registration and academic progress.

SIS Tech will continue operating during their regular hours. Please refer to the SIS Tech calendar for their complete schedule: At this time, the best way to receive support is via email -

SIS Events

The Career Fair, Annual Recognition Ceremony and Faculty & Student lunch have been postponed at this time. Visit for a complete list of virtual events and opportunities from the university. 

Updates from the Wayne State University Library System 

The libraries are joining the university in taking a proactive approach to help ensure the safety of the campus community. Information is changing very quickly but the information here outlines the libraries’ current plans for operations to support remote and online learning. 

Many staff, collections and services are available online anytime and the Library System is commited to working to provide students the support and resources they need to be successful.

Due to an executive order by Governor Whitmer closing all libraries in the state, the university has closed all library buildings on campus to students, faculty, staff and the general public until further notice.

Please contact the School of Information Sciences if you have questions or need assistance at or 313-577-1825.