Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood will have more than 1,800 new residents, as Wayne State University welcomes students to its residence halls on Aug. 26 and 27. “Move-in Days” is the university’s annual kick-off to the new academic year for freshmen and upperclassmen living on campus. More than 1,000 freshmen will settle into their residence halls on Saturday, while upperclassmen will move in on Sunday.
Reporters are welcome to interview students and their families as they move into residence halls and set up their new living space in the heart of Midtown.
Media are welcome to attend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.
Move-in Days for all students will take place at the Ghafari and Atchinson Residence Halls, located on the east side of Anthony Wayne Drive between Kirby Street and Warren Avenue, and the Towers Residential Suites, 655 W. Kirby.
Ghafari and Atchison Residence Halls feature double-occupancy rooms fully furnished with private baths, high-speed internet, study rooms and social lounges on each floor. Ghafari Hall also offers Gold ‘n’ Greens, an all-you-care-to-eat restaurant offering vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and kosher menu items. It is the only eatery of its kind in Detroit, providing an eclectic take on dining in an urban environment.
The Towers Residential Suites is an 11-story high-rise with views as far as the Ambassador Bridge. The majority of rooms are suite style, containing four bedrooms attached to a shared living space. There are also studio rooms. The Towers serves sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate and professional students. Within the building is a café-style dining hall, a pharmacy, multiple fitness rooms and other retail businesses.
The DeRoy apartments are located in a 15-story building in the heart of campus. They feature furnished and unfurnished one-and two-bedroom suites with newly renovated kitchens, laundry facilities, cable, wireless internet and many other modern amenities.