Coronavirus(COVID-19) Campus Housing Information

Campus housing remains open for Spring/Summer Semester and will be open for the Fall Semester. We are working diligently to implement best practices to help give you a Warrior Safe on-campus housing experience. Check back as updates will be posted to this page.  

PLEASE NOTE: A face covering is required in all public areas of campus housing buildings. 

Recent communications


Housing updates

  • For students interested in living on campus, virtual housing tours are available; for a personal appointment, email The June 30, 2020 housing license agreement cancellation deadline has been extended until July 20, 2020.

  • In order to manage housing occupancy and to mitigate COVID-19 concerns, the Self-Selection Period closed on June 4. The Office of Housing & Residential Life will utilize your preferences submitted in the housing application to make a room assignment for you. You will be notified via your Wayne State email account when you have been assigned. There may be an opportunity for a limited open room change period later in the summer. Learn more on our Self-Selection page.

  • Fall 2020 housing move-in will be extended over seven or more days in August before classes begin.  Before receiving a move-in pass, all residents will be required to complete online training regarding campus and housing COVID-19 mitigation strategies and requirements in addition to other prerequisites.

  • All residents will be tested for coronavirus infection as part of the move-in process. While residents will be tested for COVID-19, all residents are encouraged to follow mitigation strategies including maintaining social distancing and frequent hand washing.

  • Facial coverings are required to enter into and move around inside all housing facilities, except in residents' private rooms. Six-foot physical distancing between residents is expected wherever possible.

  • Floor occupancies for the fall semester will be reduced to increase physical distancing.

  • "High touch" areas will have enhanced cleaning, along with reduced capacities in elevators, and restrictions on usage of all housing common areas.

  • Guest visitation procedures will continue to be suspended for the fall semester to limit non-resident traffic in our housing facilities. Plexiglas barriers will be used at all reception and service desks and "contactless" transactions will be emphasized. 


Dining and retail updates

  • Facial coverings are required to be worn in order to enter all food service or retail areas on campus. Face covering may be removed once seated to dine and must be put back on when leaving the dining table.
  • All dining seating areas will be sanitized between users.
  • "Scramble-style" dining in the cafeterias will be reduced.  Entrees, side dishes, and desserts will be present at all stations to reduce traveling between food stations and tables.
  • The number of diners present in Towers Café, Gold 'n' Greens, and the Student Center Food Court will be reduced to support physical distancing.
  • "To Go" meals will be available during all meal periods. An additional residential dining "to go" location will be opened in the Student Center for residents who choose not to visit a cafeteria.
  • Contactless transactions for meal plan swipes and OneCard usage for purchases will be maximized.