Life@Wayne

Right in the heart of Detroit, Wayne State is Michigan's most diverse campus. Here, find yourself embedded in a city where some of the state's largest healthcare, technology, manufacturing, government and nonprofit employers are right around the corner. Beyond the classroom, Warriors perform on stage at local entertainment venues, turn their ideas into game-changing businesses, conduct cutting-edge research and study abroad. 

Wayne State has called Detroit home since 1860. Help us write the city's next chapter and explore all Detroit has to offer. 

Things to do, places to visit

Detroit is a big city with a small-town feel. 

Detroit is one of the U.S.'s most walkable cities, but it's pretty bikable, too! Warriors make up a large slice of Detroit's cycling community. With the proper set of wheels, fresh open-air markets, entertainment, school and work are all within biking distance for many professors and students living in the city. You can meet other biking enthusiasts at Slow Roll, a group bicycle ride that meets at a new location every Monday night in Detroit.

Campus is right in the midst of the city's cultural center. The Detroit Institute of Arts has one of the largest and most diverse art collections in the U.S. There are hands-on acitivites throughout the week, movies at the historic Detroit Film Theatre, and live music every Friday night. Museum admission is FREE for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. The Detroit Historical Museum (DHM) is right across the street. Learn everything there is to know about Detroit — from the city's part in the Underground Railroad to its role in WWII and how the auto industry shaped it. DHM keeps a busy events schedule and has a discount rate for students who show a valid ID. 

National Geographic named Detroit "The Most Surprising Food Destination in North America." No matter your craving, there's a plethora of popular eateries in and around Midtown and following Eater Detroit is a great way to stay on top of it all. 

Hop on the Q-line for a short ride to Campus Martius and some of Detroit's favorite hotspots, including Ford Field, Fox Theatre, Comerica Park and Little Casesars Areana, all within walking distance of each other. 

Need fresh groceries, mid-week? No problem! There's a Farmers Market right on campus every Wednesday from June through October. What about on the weekend or during the blustery winter months? Eastern Market has a year-round Saturday Market from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. where you can pick up anything from tacos to fresh greens. 

Practice self-care

Campus Health Center

5200 Anthony Wayne Drive
Helen DeRoy Apartment Building, Suite 115
(313) 577-5041

The Campus Health Center provides comprehensive health care services for students, including physical examinations, family planning, illness visits, and immunizations (including flu, meningitis, hepatitis B, etc.). Visits are by appointment, but walk-ins are accepted for students experiencing an illness.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

5221 Gullen Mall
Student Center Building, Room 552
(313) 577-3398 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.; (313) 577-9982 after hours

CAPS offers individual, couples, and group therapy as well as workshops on topics relevant to students (including anxiety, depression, anger and violence, etc.). CAPS services are confidential and FREE for students. 

Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center

5210 Gullen Mall
(313) 577-2348

Looking to exercise away some of that academic stress? Mort Harris has a gym; open basketball, volleyball and badminton courts; a rock wall; and fitness classes, including Zumba, HITT, cycling and kickboxing classes that are FREE with a membership. 

Academic help

Academic Success Center

5155 Gullen Mall
Undergraduate Library, Suite 1600
(313) 577-3165

The Academic Success Center has a range of services to help students stay motivated, from one-on-one tutoring, a Study Skills Academy and Student Success Workshops that focus on study skills, financial literacy, and math literacy topics. 

Research Design and Analysis Consulting Unit (RDA)

5057 Woodward Ave., Room 8402.3
(313) 577-9992
RDAUnit@wayne.edu

The RDA helps graduate students with research design, methodology, the reporting of data, and provides assistance in teh use of statistical software programs, FREE of charge. 

Writing Research and Technology Zone

5155 Gullen Mall
Undergraduate Library, Suite 2310
(313) 577-2544

The Writing Center provides FREE individual tutoring consultations and has online writing assistance hours. 

Visit the Dean of Students Office website to discover more than 500 student organizations and participate in diverse programming.