Students who prefer the convenience of campus living may choose apartments in one of the many University buildings. The  University Towers offers one, two- and three-bedroom housing, and each apartment has Internet access. 120 University apartments are specially equipped for handicapped students, and all buildings on campus are barrier-free to accommodate wheelchair students.

The University's Department of Public Safety is staffed by commissioned police officers trained at a State-certified Police Academy. Officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, there are more than 125 blue eacons throughout the University area indicating emergency telephones. Crimes against people, as well as less serious offenses, occur less frequently here than in most suburbs and small town campuses throughout the country. 

Newly arrived students are often astonished at the amenities and opportunities for recreation on the University's campus. The Wellness Center features a swimming pool, and state-of-the art fitness devices. The Student Center includes dozens of restaurants and lounge areas. The Frederick C. Matthaei Physical Education Center includes an Olympic-size swimming pool, handball, racquetball, squash, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, a weight room and outdoor playing fields.

Wayne State is minutes away from downtown Detroit, where one can enjoy shopping and dining in such unique settings as Greektown, Trappers' Alley and the Renaissance Center. Closer to campus, one can see a play at the Hillberry or Bonstelle Theaters, or perhaps a performance at the world-renowned Detroit Symphony Orchestra or Michigan Opera Theater. Also nearby are the Fisher Theater, Fox Theater, the Gem Theater, the Detroit Institute of Arts, which maintains one of the most comprehensive art collections in the U.S., the Eastern Farmers' Market, Mexican Town, the Detroit Historical Museum and the Museum of African-American History. Well within the environs of Detroit are the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Historic Fort Wayne, and Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, which draw tourists from all over the world. Just across the Ambassador Bridge is the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Windsor, Canada, which has a wide variety of ethnic restaurants and entertainment options.

For those interested in sports, there are major-league professional teams in every sport: the Detroit Tigers in baseball, the Detroit Lions in football, the Detroit Pistons in basketball, the Detroit Red Wings in hockey, and the Detroit Rockers in soccer, among others. Moreover, there are boundless opportunities for participation in amateur sports in sports such as boating, swimming, tennis, ice skating, skiing, and running events of all kinds.

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