August 25, 2022

10 tips to start the semester Warrior Strong

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The start of the fall semester is always an exciting time at Wayne State University. WSU features a vast network of resources committed to helping all students succeed. All Warriors are encouraged to do the following before classes begin on Aug. 30, 2022:

1. Register for classes — Registration is now open, with a mix of class formats available:
  • Traditional: All course instruction will take place on campus. 
  • Hybrid: Occasional face-to-face instruction on campus, but work will also be completed through remote or online distance education. 
  • Remote (synchronous): Students must be online at a specific time, along with their professor and classmates. 
  • Web (asynchronous): All instruction is online only, with no specific meeting dates or times.
  • Individually arranged: These include dissertations, theses and individual research credits.

Your specific school or college may have further guidelines and procedures to follow, so be sure to check their website and your email for further updates.

For more information on registration, visit the registrar's website. To register for classes, start at the registration portal.

2. Get your textbooks — Students should plan to get necessary course materials early to allow for potential shipping delays. Visit the Wayne State University Bookstore – in person or online – to purchase course materials. Please note that the bookstore, like many retailers, is experiencing shipping delays at this time.

Some classes use First Day Inclusive Access, which provides access to your required materials digitally through Canvas on or before the first day of class. 

3. If youre coming to campus, complete the Campus Daily Screener — Before coming to campus, everyone must fill out the Campus Daily Screener, available on the Wayne State website. This includes all course-related experiences, including clinical or field experiences that might be conducted in another site.  

  • If you are cleared to be on campus, you will receive a QR code that you may be asked to produce.  
  • If you are not cleared to be on campus, you will be contacted by the Campus Health Center staff for further screening. You may then be cleared, or you may be referred for testing. 

For the safety of themselves and others, masks are required in all classrooms and laboratories, but optional in most other campus areas. Those who prefer to still wear masks in all locations are encouraged to do so. Please adhere to all campus safety procedures per the Student Code of Conduct. For the most up-to-date information regarding current campus conditions, visit Wayne State’s coronavirus website.

If you’re learning remotely but miss campus, take a virtual tour and be sure to follow @visitwaynestate on Instagram!

4. Know how to get help with classes — There are many free resources available to help students succeed in class:

5. Get Involved — Visit the Dean of Students Office website for an up-to-date student activities calendar, student organization membership information and more. You can look forward to celebrating your Warrior pride with many Wayne State traditions like Homecoming and Campus Activities Team Week.

FestiFall, WSU’s annual student organization fair, is set for Aug. 29 from noon to 3 p.m. This event is a great opportunity for students to connect and learn more about the 500-plus student organizations on campus.

6. Take care of your health — Wayne State has a vast network of resources for students’ physical, emotional and mental well-being, including:

7. Connect with Office of Student Financial Aid/Student Service Center — Avoid the beginning of the semester rush and check in with the Office of Student Financial Aid or Student Service Center with any questions or concerns now!

8. Plan for parking, dining and transit — Fall parking passes are available for students planning to be on campus. Information regarding current rates is available at the Parking website. Fall meal plans are also now available.

Wayne State students have several free transit options available. Wayne State subsidizes four-hour Dart and annual MoGo passes for all students and employees, allowing them to ride DDOT and SMART buses, the QLine streetcar and MoGo bikes for free.

To get started, Warriors will need to download the Dart app and enter an eligibility code or sign up using their Wayne State email address on a customized MoGo webpage. Learn more or request a code at

9. Keep your OneCard handy — When on campus, students should have their OneCard ready to help with verification and building access, as needed. If you need a replacement or new card, visit the OneCard website.

10. Stay in the know — Now more than ever, it’s important to stay connected to the university. Be sure to monitor your WSU email and Warrior Safe is Warrior Strong for the latest information, and follow Wayne State on social media.

Also look out for incoming text messages from W the Warrior (Wayne State’s artificial intelligence-powered chatbot) with student success tips and helpful reminders.

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