Warriors Business Community moving to new Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments next year
Wayne State University's Mike Ilitch School of Business is excited to announce that its Warriors Business Community will be housed on the second floor of the new Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The WBC is a learning community that offers an opportunity for a cohort of business students to live, learn and develop professional connections together on Wayne State's campus in the heart of Midtown Detroit. It also encourages community involvement, supports academic success and provides a fun atmosphere for students to form lasting relationships with other business professionals, as well as current business leaders throughout metro Detroit.
"I joined the WBC when I was a freshman because I was hoping to meet students like myself, which I knew was going to be a hard task at a mostly commuter school," said senior finance major Christopher Haley. "The kids on the floor would always hangout, and we were in the same business classes so we were able to do homework and projects together."
Junior Brian Boeskool, a dual major in accounting and finance, said being a part of the WBC "allowed me to develop friendships with other business majors right away," and helped him connect with several business student organizations, including the Financial Management Association, Wall Street Warriors and Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity.
The Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments opened in August 2018 and housed 407 students in the first phase of construction. By June 2019, the complex will add 400 additional room spaces following completion of the two wings north and south of the central tower, making it the largest housing structure on WSU's campus. The new housing unit contains the following:
- Studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and four-bedroom units.
- Furnished units, including a full kitchen, common space and individual bedrooms with full-size beds.
- Each floor has multiple lounge areas, including study space and hangout areas.
- There are two large community rooms on the first floor.
- The first floor will be home to retail space that include 1000 Degrees Pizza, a fast-casual franchise operation with locations across the U.S.; a Tubby's sub chain location; and a Leo's Coney Island. More to come as vendors are secured.
- There will be three courtyard areas. One will be open and the other two will be fenced in.
- The new Campus Health Center will be located on the first floor.