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Catering Services

Wayne State Dining Services is the sole provider of food on campus, including snacks, when the total amount spent using university funds is over $200.00. If using non-university funds, and the food purchased is over $200, a waiver must be requested through Ilitch School Event Services. *Food and/or beverages are NOT allowed inside the auditorium.

Phone: (313) 577-2400

Dean Participation Request

If you would like the dean to attend or participate in your event, please submit an email to the Office of the Dean - - with the following information:

  • Requestor Contact Information
  • Event Information
  • Dean's Role

Parking and Transportation Options

The closest secured parking is the Temple West Garage operated by Olympia Development of Michigan. The garage is located at 123 Temple St., east of Cass Avenue. The daily credit card rate is $8*. WSU faculty, staff and students can also pay via OneCard at a fixed rate of $9.

*Please note that Olympia garages utilize dynamic pricing. Cash/credit rates on event days typically go into effect at 3 p.m. and can go as high as $45.

For those who prefer to park on WSU's main campus, Parking Structure 1 (Palmer and Cass) is our designated Mike Ilitch School of Business park-and-ride point. WSU faculty, staff and students are eligible for a free WayneRides Dart pass to ride any DDOT or SMART buses or the QLINE streetcar. WSU personnel are also eligible for free annual passes for the MoGo bike-sharing service. More information on these options can be found at

Wayne State University Police Department

  • The Wayne State University Police Department was formed in 1966 and provides a full range of professional police services to both the main, business and medical center campuses as well as the surrounding neighborhoods.
    Phone: (313) 577-2222

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