Commuter Success

Commuter services in the Dean of Students Office seeks to help WSU commuter students have a safe and successful Wayne State experience. Below are important resources to help you on your journey to a Wayne State degree.

Wayne State University Police Department

313-577-2222 |

Be sure to check on weather and traffic. Tune in to local radio and television reports, and/or your favorite traffic app, before you depart for campus.

Wayne State Alerts

Sign up to receive campus safety alerts and other significant messages to WSU students, faculty, and staff. Alerts include university closures.

Parking and transportation information and motorist assistance

24/7 parking and motorist assistance which includes battery jumps, vehicle lock outs and help locating your vehicle. Call 313-577-1979.

There are also several transportation options to Wayne State. These resources are listed here.

Student Preparedness Checklist

Be sure to print and complete the student preparedness checklist found on page 16 and leave a copy in your car and a copy at your residence.

Important items to always have

Don't leave home without…

  • Your OneCard
  • Large water bottle
  • Durable backpack
  • Every charger you need (e.g. phone, computer, tablet, etc.)
  • Extra shoes
  • Emergency clothes
  • Stock your car with jumper cables, non-perishable snacks, an ice scraper, a blanket, a roadside emergency kit, and a first aid kit.
  • Enough fuel in your car to get you from home and back, and account for being stuck in traffic.

Locker rental

Lockers in State Hall are available for semesterly rent. The cost is $15 per semester.  You can reserve a locker at the Student Center Administration office on the lower level of the Student Center.

Student Center resources

The Student Center is a great place to "hang out".

Fall and winter semester hours are:

  • Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Friday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 a.m. to midnight

Microwaves to warm up your meal are available in the lower level of the Student Center.

The Reflection Room is available for private meditation and devotion on the 3rd floor of the Student Center. Ablution rooms are also available.

Dining in the Student Center includes Wing Stop, Taco Bell, Panda Express, Starbucks, Bene Pizzeria and Grille Works.

Food, snacks, school supplies, WSU spirit wear and more, can be found at Mad Anthony's General Store on the first floor of the Student Center.

Campus Dining

There are many dining options on campus and any student can purchase a dining hall meal plan.  There are many plan options.

All campus dining options, including dining hall meal plan information, can be found here.

University Libraries - a great place to study

The David Adamany Undergraduate Library (UGL) is a great place to study. Hours for fall and winter semester are:

  • Opens at 11 a.m. on Sundays and is open continuously until Fridays at 9 p.m.
  • Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hours for all university libraries

Get Involved on campus

There are over 500 recognized student organizations at Wayne State. 

There is always something to do on campus. View the campus calendar.

Participate in WSU Athletics

All intercollegiate athletics events are free to students by showing the One Card. Schedules are at

The Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center offers individual and group exercise options, as well as intramural sports. View details

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