Because your academic potential is not limited to the classroom.
Prepared for online learning?
Below you'll find Wayne State resources available to ensure you have a seamless transition to the new learning environment. The University's student services staff is ready help you meet your e-learning goals.
Ready to begin? Check out these 9 tips for being a successful online student.
- The Student Introduction to Canvas will get you started and show you how to participate in your courses using Canvas tools.
- Academic Success Center: Your one-stop-shop for remote learning support:
- Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL): Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction and Course Study Groups
- Study Skills Academy: Evidence-based study strategies to enhance learning and academic performance, including One-on-One Study Skills Counseling, Procrastination Accountability groups, and Succeeding in the Sciences groups
- Mathematics Literacy Services: Math-based study skills counseling and content knowledge assistance
- Keep up with the latest in the Learning Communities program by viewing their most current newlsetter.
- STEM Commons is offering virtual chat, drop-in meetings with peer mentors and faculty, and active discussion boards on their Canvas Site
- The Mathematics Resource Center (MRC) is offering online drop-in tutoring via Canvas
- University Library System:
- Can I access my textbooks online? Your textbook may be available at no cost online!
- Computing & Information Technology: Technology support during the transition to online classes, student resources, internet and cell service info, plus communication and file sharing
- Student Disability Services: Ensuring access and inclusion for students with disabilities seeking academic accommodations resources, and training in assistive technology
How do I maintain balance?
Having to make quick adjustments to this new way of learning and living can feel overwhelming. The tips and resources below can offer sustainable options to both prevent and manage stress.
- Stay connected. Take advantage of professors' online office hours, talk to a friend or peer mentor, and keep in touch with roommates and classmates as you can. Staying connected with friends and family can keep you grounded and motivated in times of uncertainty.
- Plan ahead to prevent future stress. Creating blocks of time to study is great, but staying productive during that time is essential to maintaining balance. Consider joining the Study Skills Academy's Procrastination Accountability Groups for a customized approach to staying on task.
- Make (and keep!) academic advising appointments. Your academic advisor is here for you and is an excellent source for guidance. Wayne State's advisors are prepared to offer appointments remotely. Navigate the University Advising Center's website for links to departmental advising and to schedule your appointment. Don't forget to check with your advisor before your appointment to ask how you can best prepare.
- Be sure you know your financial aid status. The staff of the Student Service Center is working remotely and is ready to answer your questions.
- Attention Transfer Students: The Transfer Student Success Center is offering virtual appointments and programming. If you'd like to connect via chat, visit the Transfer Student Success Center site to access their live chat feature (found in the bottom right hand corner).
- Use your career goals as momentum. Career Services is offering a number of remote services including those pertaining to internships, career planning, and students employment.
The staff of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is working remotely and ready to help. Currently, brief phone consultations can be accessed at 313-577-3398, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If peer-to-peer counseling interests you, the Dean of Students Office — in collaboration with the College of Education Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations Division and CAPS — will offer free online sessions through the Warrior Chat program. Click on the Warrior Chat logo for further details.
The School of Social Work published a useful guide, Managing anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn about anxiety as a response and action-based ways to manage it.
Feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms of illness?
Information on the Campus Health Center's coronavirus webpage will guide you through steps to take to seek medical assistance.
How do I stay involved?
Your Warrior spirit isn't just confined to campus! You can stay engaged with other Warriors through the many activities being offered remotely through the Dean of Students Office (DOSO) and the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (OMSE). Visit DOSO's Get Virtually Involved or OMSE's Get Engaged to learn more about ways to virtually connect with students and campus.