Moving into campus housing


  • Check-in pass

    You must complete the Check-in Pass Module at the link below, in order to receive your check-in pass. Once you've finished the interactive session, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, you will receive your check-in pass via email. Note: You must provide your printed check-in pass to the staff of your assigned residence hall or apartment building in order to move into your assigned space.

    Prior to moving in, your fall housing balance must be paid in full.

    Please refer to your student account on Academica for balance information. If you have issues concerning payment prior to move-in, you must contact us at or call 313-577-2116.

    Begin the Check-in Pass Module


    If the course is not available to you, please use this enrollment link.

  • COVID-19 TestingĀ 
    During this period of the pandemic, all students living on campus will be required to complete COVID-19 testing during move-in as a condition of living on campus.  Details regarding time and location for your individual testing will be provided to you as move-in approaches to your Wayne State email.  Information will also be available online
  • Immunizations

    All students are strongly recommended to have their immunization records on file at the Campus Health Center prior to moving in.  Please check with your primary care provider or local health department to inquire if your immunization record is on file with the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR).  This is the Michigan registry that holds immunization records for individuals who were born after 1994 and have received immunizations in the State of Michigan. 

    It is Wayne State University’s (WSU) goal to protect the public health of the entire WSU community.  It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that all students be up-to-date on all age-appropriate vaccines.  To learn more about which immunizations you may need, please visit the Centers for Disease Control website:

    If you have verified your record is up-to-date in the Michigan Care Improvement Registry, you do not need to take any additional action.

    If you do not have a record in the Michigan Care Improvement Registry, or were born outside of Michigan or the United States, it is recommended that you provide the Campus Health Center with your official immunization record as directed.

    You can submit your immunization record to the Campus Health Center in one of the following ways:

    • Drop it off at 5285 Anthony Wayne Drive, Detroit MI 48202; or
    • Mail it with “Attn Immunization Record” to Campus Health Center 5285 Anthony Wayne Drive, Detroit MI 48202; or
    • Fax it with “Attn Immunization Record” to (313) 577-9581 or
    • Bring it on your Move-In Day and drop it off at the Campus Health Center.

    If you need assistance in evaluating your immunization status, the Campus Health Center can assist you.  Please call to schedule an appointment at 313-577-5041, or request an appointment using the patient portal.  Instructions for the patient portal can be found at

  • Mandatory Title IX Training

    Get Inclusive:  Voices for Change - Online Training for Students

    The university has partnered with Get Inclusive, an educational technology company, to develop an interactive training program for all WSU students called "Voices for Change."  This web-based course focuses on several topics of critical importance to students including:

    • Consent and sexual violence;
    • Identities and inclusion;
    • Alcohol and other drugs; and
    • Hazing and Intimidation.

    To access "Voices for Change," log in with your AccessID and password at the following link:  Voices for Change.

    Please visit the FAQ section on for answers to frequently asked questions or email


    getinclusive link


  • Scheduling your move-in time

    In an effort to reduce traffic and implement social distancing, we are requiring all residents to sign up for a move-in day and time on the Self-Service Portal. Move-in times begin on Monday, August 24, 2020. 

    You will be receiving more information on how to sign up and when the sign-up period opens in the first week of August.  

    Please note: Each resident will only be permitted one person from their household into the building to assist during this year's move-in. Your helper must be pre-registered online before arriving. As is tradition, we will have our staff and a team of Warrior Welcome Crew volunteers to assist you in moving your belongings to your new campus home.  

  • Renters insurance

    NSSI (National Student Services Inc.) is the leader in providing college student property insurance designed specifically for college students living on campus. Student laptops, smartphones, textbooks, and more are staples for college students, and they are expensive to replace when a theft or damage occurs. We encourage you to cover your belongings with a student property insurance policy to protect the tools you need to be successful in your education. More information is available at

  • Roommate information

    Your roommate(s) information for the 2019-2020 academic year is available online by logging into your self-service portal. You can log on to this site by using your AccessID and password. If you do not currently have an assigned roommate, you can check back periodically online to see if one has been assigned.

    Please contact your roommate before move-in day to coordinate what to bring to avoid overcrowding in your room/suite. You may also want to begin discussing ground rules for your room or expectations you may have while living together.

  • Warrior Welcome Crew

    Housing & Residential Life is now accepting volunteers for Warrior Welcome Crew 2020!

    WWC is a volunteer program where students, faculty, staff, and alumni work together to foster Warrior Pride and get students moved into their new home.  Noting that this year is a little different, WWC 2020 will take place over an entire week to accommodate the week-long move in for Housing and Residential Life.  WWC program and move-in will be from Monday, August 24th until Saturday, August 29th.  Wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE), volunteers will utilize large carts to move items from cars to the resident room, sanitizing accordingly after each student you help.

    Over the week, we will have three shifts each day from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  All volunteers will sign up for their shifts in advance on SignUp Genius during our virtual WWC Training.

    COVID-19 Updates for WWC

    The Office of Housing and Residential Life will be following the guidelines for physical distancing as well as wearing face coverings per the University guidelines and health department recommendations.  All volunteers must:

    • complete the Warrior Safe training module prior to arriving to campus to volunteer
    • wear a face covering over their mouth and nose while on campus and volunteering with WWC - if you do not have your own, you will be provided one
    • practice physical distancing guidelines of 6 feet
    • assist with sanitizing of carts and other move-in equipment (sanitation supplies will be provided)
    • as a volunteer with our department, must instruct others (families, students, etc.) to adhere to the COVID-19 mitigation strategies (including wearing a mask and remaining physically distant) - Don't worry! We will train you on this!
    • all volunteers must complete the online WWC Training Canvas Course prior to signing up for shifts and coming to campus to volunteer. 


    Do I have to carry heavy boxes?

    Potentially!  Most of our volunteers for 2020-2021 will be in charge of one cart and helping only one student and their guest at a time load the cart and go to the room.  After you help unload the cart, you will sanitize it and help the next student and guest.  We will also have some volunteers strictly sanitizing equipment or helping with volunteer check-in.

    How many hours do I need to commit?

    We are asking for a minimum of two 4-hour shifts throughout the week.  Shifts should not be on the same day as they overlap each other.

    What do I get out of it?

    The joy of welcoming new Warriors to our community! Plus an official Warrior Welcome Crew hat and button.

    If I live on campus, can I move in early?

    Yes! You must volunteer for a minimum of two- 4-hour shifts on two days throughout the week.  You can move into your Fall assignment on Sunday, August 23rd ahead of all other students.

    *Please note you will only be able to move in early if your Fall assignment is prepared and ready.  We will communicate this to you in advance.

    How will I know what to do?

    There is required, asynchronous (self-paced) virtual training for all WWC Volunteers available Monday, August 17th – Thursday, August 20th.  You will sign up for your shifts after you complete the first module.  Details on how to access this course will be provided after you register.

    How do I sign up?

    If you are interested in volunteering with us, please register online no later than Sunday, August 16th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m..


    If you have any questions, please direct them to



  • What to bring

    Students tend to over-pack when moving to campus. The list that follows details some things that you may want to consider bringing, as well as some things not permitted in the apartments. Many students bring the things they are going to use right away with them, and then later trade things out during a weekend home or the Thanksgiving or semester break periods. For example, you most likely won't need a winter coat until November, so you could leave that at home in August and bring it later in the year. Throughout the year, you might also choose to bring certain items home to lighten the load for when you move off-campus.

    Items to bring

    A cart or dolly! We have a number of carts available during move-in weekend, but bring your own to skip the wait and move into your new home quicker.

    • Alarm clock
    • Area rug or carpeting, if desired (floors are tile)
    • Bed (Unfurnished Apartments only)
    • Bed linens (sheets must be twin extra-long)
    • Blankets
    • Pillows
    • Couch
    • Coffee tables
    • Dressers
    • Night stands
    • Dining Table
    • Camera
    • Clothes and hangers
    • TV and coaxial cable – Flat screen televisions cannot be mounted to the wall.
    • Ethernet cord
    • Computer with surge protector and printer
    • School supplies and cleaning supplies
    • Standing floor lamp
    • Extension cords and power strips
    • First-aid kit and sewing kit
    • Flashlight
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Laundry bag/basket, detergent and fabric softener
    • Toiletries and medications
    • Toilet paper and paper towels
    • Towels and washcloths
    • Umbrella
    • Posters/photos/other decorations
    • Removable wall adhesive – Posters may be hung on walls using removable adhesive only.
    • Shower curtain
    • Refrigerators less than five cubic feet, 115 volts and 45 inches in height (limit one per person or two per room)

    What not to bring

    • Candles
    • Space heaters
    • Oil lamps
    • Deep freezers
    • Alcohol/drugs
    • Crockpots
    • George Foreman Grills
    • Halogen lamps
    • Hot pots
    • Electric skillets
    • Electric blankets
    • Incense
    • Firearms or weapons
    • Routers
    • Pets (other than non-flesh-eating fish)
    • Waterbeds

    Things to discuss with your roommate(s)

    Discuss the items you and your roommate(s) plan to bring to campus. Coordinate with one another to avoid having duplicate items, and agree on items you can share to save space. Begin the conversation early about using each other's things.
    For example, if you plan to share cleaning supplies, how will you divide responsibility for replenishing them throughout the year when you are running low? Most students coordinate:

    • Desk and floor lamps (no overhead lighting in most rooms)
    • Couches (Unfurnished Apartments only)
    • Dining room tables (Unfurnished Apartments only)
    • Bath mat
    • Microwave
    • Mini refrigerator
    • TV, coaxial cable and DVD player
    • Wastebasket and trash bags
    • Cleaning supplies, including broom, dustpan and mop (you are responsible for cleaning your own room)