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Warrior Safe is Warrior Strong - COVID-19 Updates

June 4, 2020

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Updates from the University

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.

Campus priorities

  • The safety of our campus remains our number one priority.
  • Continue the mission of the university.
  • Learn and adapt based on our experiences so far.
  • Try to protect people from difficult financial consequences.

Online Classes & Semester Timing

All School of Information Sceinces classes are being held online. For questions or concerns regarding your class, we encourage you to reach out to your instructor as soon as possible.

Spring and summer classes

Spring semester (May 4 to June 23), spring/summer semester (May 4 to July 30) and summer semester (June 24 to August 14) courses are being offered via online and remote instruction only. An academic calendar is available on the Registrar's webpage.

Fall classes

Wayne State University has been committed to its academic mission throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and is exploring ways to offer classes this fall in a manner that protects the health and safety of the campus community.

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 -

Updates from the Wayne State University Library System 

All libraries remained closed, but many staff, collections and services are available online anytime. The Library System is commited to working to provide students the support and resources they need to be successful.

As the university makes plans to restart, the library has begun planning to welcome faculty, students and staff in our libraries; however, our re-opening will not be immediate.  All libraries will remain closed to the public and we will continue providing excellent remote service until we address all the issues related to opening safely. In collaboration with facilities and other campus groups, we are working on a strategic plan to restart and slowly roll out safe, in-person service. Watch our website and social media for updates. 

Information is changing very quickly but the information here outlines the libraries’ current plans for operations to support remote and online learning. 

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