March 17, 2023

Wayne State offers hundreds of spring and summer classes, supporting students and providing opportunities to stay on track to graduation

Downtown Detroit in the summer, looking at the Q-line on a summer day.
In the heart of Midtown Drtroit, Wayne State provides students with endless opportunities.

Taking spring or summer classes is a great way to stay on track to graduate in four years, allowing students to explore new and exciting academic interests or tackle those more challenging courses. In the heart of Midtown Detroit, Wayne State University offers more than 2,000 online, hybrid and in-person classes in an environment where students can learn, thrive and enjoy the city.

When registering for spring/summer classes, Wayne State offers three options:

Waynestate Instagram reel, graduate outside in the summer.
By taking spring or summer classes, students set themselves up for success and a four-year graduation plan.
  1. An eight-week block from May 5 to June 26
  2. An eight-week block from June 28 to Aug. 17
  3. A 13-week block from May 5 to July 31

In as little as eight weeks, students can earn credits and bring themselves one step closer to donning their gap and gown — all while experiencine summer in Detroit. For commuter students or those with responsibilities outside of higher education, spring/summer classes provide an accelerated option and the flexibility their additional commitments may require. Students should schedule an appointment with an advisor to stay on track for graduation and find courses that fit their schedule.

Detroit music festival in the summer.
Music festivals in the city offer students a chance to make memories and enjoy summer experiences.

Spring and summer courses offer Warriors a chance to explore their interests and focus on one accelerated subject at a time – whether that be a challenging required class or a topic of personal interest, like Drawing or Popular and Celebrity Culture. Students who are considering a change of major but want to dip their toe in before taking the dive can also do so during spring and summer.

Ford Fireworks
The Ford Fireworks are a Detroit tradition students can enjoy while learning Downtown.

From the Movement music festival and the James Barnor exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts to the Ford Fireworks and Spring VegFest, there are plenty of ways for students to fill their longer summer days — and nights — with academics as well as adventure.

Registration for spring and summer classes ends May 5. Sign up today.

Students excited to live steps from Detroit’s world-famous restaurants, galleries, theatres, summer attractions and vibrant downtown can learn more about Wayne State’s Midtown living options.

By Katheryn Kutil

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