October 21, 2022

New student center opens in University Health Center

Students give a thumbs-up to the new relaxation space in the University Health Center.

A new relaxation area for Wayne State University School of Medicine students is now open in the University Health Center.

The school celebrated the grand opening of the new student relaxation space with an Oct. 17 reception.

The facility includes a large group-study room.

The new facility, located in 6E of the University Health Center, is the result of a year-long collaboration between the Student Senate and the Dean’s Office.

Designed by students and School of Medicine administration, the 5,400-square-foot facility is solely for the use of WSU School of Medicine students. It is available to students seven days a week, around the clock.

Eighteen smaller study rooms allow students to meet in groups of four.

The space contains 18 small-group study rooms, one large-group study room, individual study desks and a conference room. In addition, there are three on-call rooms for rotating medical students, lockers, a kitchen area with refrigerators and food preparation space, a lactation room equipped with a microwave and mini-refrigerator, a relaxation/meditation/prayer room and restrooms.

Students have access to individual lockers in the facilty.

There is WSU internet access, sofas and chairs for relaxing, prayer and meditation mats, a water filtration fountain with a water bottle refill station, and coffee and tea provided by the Student Senate.

The new facility, along with the student lounge in Room 1328 in Scott Hall opened in January, greatly expands student-only facilities on the School of Medicine campus. That space, adjacent to the cafeteria, is open to medical students only and is available seven days a week.

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