COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Updates and Information
Wayne State College is committed to the health and safety of our campus community. Classes have shifted to a remote delivery model. Please continue monitoring this web page and your campus email for additional updates.
March 31, 2020
Unfortunately, the current environment does not allow us to proceed with the May 9 undergraduate and graduate ceremonies as planned, given the continued need to follow social distancing and public gathering guidelines. Wayne State does plan, however, to hold a ceremony later this summer. We will announce the date for the ceremony once we are certain that we can choose a date that reflects the best possible decision in light of restrictions on public gatherings and other safe health practices. Learn more.
Please continue to monitor your campus email for additional updates.
Campus Messages Regarding COVID-19
COVID-19 Update: Graduation Announcement
March 31, 2020 - WSC will not proceed with the May 9 commencement ceremonies but plans to hold a ceremony in the summer (conditions permitting).
COVID-19 Update: Resources and Reminders
March 26, 2020 - Information aimed at keeping you academically, mentally, and physically healthy, as well as some reminders.
COVID-19 Update: WSC's Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions
March 19, 2020 - Answers to frequently asked questions regarding campus operations, housing and meal plan refunds, academic delivery, class registration, and more.
Wayne State residence halls, dining hall, Conn Library, Kanter Student Center, academic support services, Campus Service Center, Rec Center, Student Health Office, Counseling Center, and the Campus Bookstore remain open, with some adjusted hours.
Residence halls are open and will remain open through the end of the semester.
Upper Cafeteria (Monday-Sunday)
Brunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner will include a boxed meal pick-up option for the next morning.
Cat's Corner: Closed
Einstein Bros. Bagels (library): Closed
Open for standard hours (8 a.m.- 5 p.m. with visits to the physician assistant scheduled from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Hours of operation, including the arena, cardio areas, and the weight room:
8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday
12-5 p.m. Saturday
5-10 p.m. Sunday
Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Open normal hours Monday through Friday
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday
College Center (South Sioux City)
Open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday to provide WSC students in the Siouxland area with access to computer labs and WiFi.
Frequently Asked Questions
Academic Delivery Plans
We have reached out to all faculty members where students indicated they had not received their academic delivery plans. Please note that faculty may be posting these within Canvas, sending to your WSC email account, or sending to your preferred email that you have noted in WildcatsOnline. If you have checked these locations and still have not received a plan, please use the form at https://bit.ly/3daGyvq or the COVID-19 hotline at 402-375-7562.
Technology Support for Remote Learning
Bookstore and Textbooks
Students have a 15-day extension until May 23 for return of rental books. You can ship your books back by printing a FedEx label from your rental account that provides free shipping. You can also sell your purchased books back to the bookstore. Get the details.
Campus Events and Visits
All campus visits are suspended. If you have questions about campus visits, please call 402-375-7234. All on-campus events are canceled through April 10. Student Activities is working on virtual events. Stay tuned for details on these creative ways to engage with us from a distance.
Emergency services will be available by Campus Security and law enforcement.
Class Registration and Housing Applications
Class registration will happen as scheduled. Please look for communication from your advisor to set a time, date, and method of communication to get registered for Summer/Fall 2020. You can also apply for Fall 2020 housing now by logging into myWSC, selecting the “Show More Applications” icon and choosing “StarRez Housing Application” from the list of applications available.
The May 9 commencement ceremonies will not take place. However, WSC plans to hold a commencement ceremony this summer (conditions permitting). A date will be selected and announced at a later time. Get the details.
Dining and Food Services
Dining hall is open. Dining hours and food service practices have been updated. Learn more
Housing and Meal Plan Refunds
Students who choose to return to their permanent place of residence will receive refunds for housing and meal plans. Off-campus students can also select to receive a meal plan refund. These refunds will be processed by April 10, 2020. Please monitor your email from Wayne State for an estimated amount of your refund that will be credited to your student account. Refunds will be issued either by direct deposit for those already in our system or by check mailed to your permanent address. You can sign up for direct deposit with Wayne State through WildcatsOnline. Get step-by-step directions.
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Athletics and Sports Camps
NSIC has canceled 2020 spring conference competition and championships and has suspended all intercollegiate athletics activities. Learn More
Wayne State College 2020 camps are currently scheduled to proceed as planned. We are continually monitoring COVID-19 developments, and the health and safety of campers is our primary focus. If it is determined that our camps should be canceled, we will issue campers a full refund (minus Ryzer card processing/convenience fees).
As an added safeguard, our event offers Allianz Registration Protection insurance. For an additional fee, this insurance refunds your full registration fee if camp is held but you cannot attend or must leave early due to a covered injury or illness, which includes COVID-19. Get the details.
Student Mail and Packages
Wayne State can forward your packages to your permanent place of residence or you can pick them up when you come back to campus during normal business hours or by arrangement with Student Services at 402-375-7213.
Students who wish to return to campus to work may do so. Please contact your supervisor to make arrangements.
Mental Health Resources
Title IX Resources
Wayne State College continues to meet Title IX responsibilities and provide services. Most usual procedures will remain the same, but in-person meetings with students will be replaced by video conferences and/or phone calls. Learn more.
Peer tutors are still available! Some tutor hours have been adjusted. Tutoring will be conducted via Zoom meetings. Get the details.
Student and Employee Travel Guidelines
Students, faculty, and staff: If you have traveled internationally or out of state to areas with widespread transmission of the coronavirus, please review these guidelines regarding your responsibility for self-isolation.