Meet Detroit — Where Warriors learn, work and play

To know Wayne State University, you have to know Detroit, our hometown and a vital part of our identity for more than 150 years. This is where students gain firsthand experience working with our partners in hospitals, law firms, corporate offices and theaters; become part of the city's resurgence through a number of community service opportunities; and enjoy the excitement of dining, playing and exploring one of the nation's great cities.

Put Detroit in the story

This page features a number of resources — including videos, photos, text and links — designed to help Wayne State's communicators talk about all the exciting opportunities awaiting Warriors in Detroit.


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Explore Detroit

From catching a game or concert in The District to grabbing a bite in Corktown, the neighborhoods surrounding Wayne State offer the best of city life for Warriors who want to venture beyond campus.

Enjoy Detroit's attractions

Just minutes from Wayne State's campus are numerous opportunities to take in some culture, see a show or expand your horizons.

Did you know?

For more than 300 years, Detroit has been one of the world's most exciting cities. Here are some fun facts that showcase the city's unique — and often lesser-known — cultural and historic highlights.

  • Recognized as one of the best foodie cities in the nation.
  • The only major U.S. city located north of Canada.
  • Home to the Motown sound founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1957.
  • The potato chip capital of the world, based on consumption.
  • Belle Isle Park is the country's largest island park within a city.
  • Detroit is home to one of only two floating post offices, the J.W. Westcott II, which can be found on the Detroit River.
  • Eastern Market has one of the world's largest flower-bedding markets.
  • Freighters from more than 100 world ports navigate the Detroit River.
  • Birthplace of Vernors, the oldest soda in the United States.  
    Facts per Mental Floss