Last Updated 2/18/22

COVID-19 Information and Updates

The MDHHS has changed its recommendation regarding the use of masks while indoors in public spaces.

Effective Monday, February 21, 2022 the Walsh policy will be as follows:

  • Individuals are encouraged to wear a mask while inside Walsh facilities, but masks are not required. Masks are available at the check-in desk, if needed.
  • Students, faculty, and employees are asked to self-monitor for symptoms and stay home if there is any cause for concern.
  • Six-foot social distancing is encouraged, but not required.

We will continue monitoring advice from MDHHS and make adjustments as needed.

The Troy campus will be open Monday – Thursday from 12 pm – 9 pm. Limited on-campus department hours will vary and campus will remain closed on Fridays.

  • Doors (on the north side of the building only) will be open without reservations Monday-Thursday from 12 pm – 9 pm.
  • Common spaces will be available for quiet study and Zooming on site, if necessary.
  • Hybrid courses will meet on site Monday-Thursday from 6 pm – 8:30 pm.
  • Vending machines are available in the cafe and the Barry Center outside the library.
  • Additional information can be found in Spring Semester 2022 Information below.

Zoom Access

All Walsh student have a free Zoom Pro account for to access the following services. If you need assistance with your Zoom account, please contact

Current students can download the Navigate App for easy access to reminders, appointments, study buddies, and additional resources. You may now also use Navigate to schedule appointments with the Office of Finance and Accounting, Career Services, and tutoring.

For the most current information, please sign up for text notifications from Walsh.

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Taking Care of Emotional Health

Details for Student Campus Access

  • For students who need a quiet place to study or talk with a librarian, access to the Barry Center is available Monday – Thursday from 2:00 PM – 8:30 PM by appointment.
  • Students are required to book their appointment times in NAVIGATE.
  • Starting July 6, students may schedule to meet on campus for group projects but they must reserve a room in advance via NAVIGATE.
  • Students who need to “Zoom” into a class from campus will be allowed to reserve a spot in room 199 (large auditorium) from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Monday through Thursday.
  • Students will enter through the Barry Center north doors.

Please check Moodle or contact your faculty for information about exams or course delivery.


All students have a Zoom account. If you need assistance with Zoom, please contact the Walsh HelpDesk or you may also contact Zoom support directly.

Zoom best practices can help you get the most from the tool.

  • Avoid using your personal meeting ID for public meetings
  • Only share the meeting link with those who need it
  • Familiarize yourself with and use features such as the Waiting Room
  • Allow only signed-in users to join the event
  • Use the option to mute all attendees upon entry

View more tips and best practices on the Zoom resource page.

Student Emergency Assistance Fund Application

Walsh has expanded the Student Emergency Assistance Fund to provide additional support for students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply Now.

Walsh Bookstore

The Walsh Bookstore is now offering curbside pickup, Online ordering and shipping is also available, though you may experience significantly longer shipping times than usual based on local delivery conditions. The bookstore will offer a hybrid model of services during the Summer semester. Additional information is forthcoming.

We recommend purchasing digital materials if possible. Many eBooks are available for immediate download on our website. If your book is not available in digital format, please contact us. We are working with publishers on options for course material that is not currently available digitally.

Rental return label are available at no cost. Labels can be generated before the end of the term using the rental return link on the bookstore website. The rental return label is not available after the due date so be sure to print the label before this time. You may ship back multiple books with one label, even if they are from different orders.

We are here to help. Please email the bookstore at with any questions.

Any updates will be available on our website.

When can I order my textbooks for the semester?

  • Textbooks information for the upcoming term is not available until 30 days prior to the start of class.
  • Book orders do not begin to be filled until about 15-20 days prior to the start of class.
  • The bookstore uses buyback and our rental return period to source used books for the upcoming term.
  • If you choose a used condition of a textbook and the bookstore does not have it, the order will be filled with new.

When do I need to return my rented books?

  • Rentals are due on the last day of the term. If you have a final on the last day or after, please return the book as soon as possible so we can use it for the upcoming term.
  • There is a grace period of about 3 days before charges are made.
  • Late rentals are charged a replacement fee and late fee. Once books are received only the replacement fee will be refunded.

How do I know what books I need?

  • Course material listed as required on the bookstore website are the materials that the professor has chosen as the main materials you will use in the course.
  • Recommended course materials are the materials the professor recommends for use based on your level of understanding. It is not required but deemed helpful for some. If you are unsure, please contact your professor or bookstore for further information.
  • Course materials listed as value option or package component, are course materials that are bundled or a different format to be cost effective for students.
  • With digital, value option, or package component material, you only need to order one or the other. You do not need to order both the main required book and the digital, value option, or package component for the same text.
  • If you see Cengage Unlimited as an option for you course, please be sure to order either the main required course material or the Cengage unlimited. You do not need both since the subscription comes with an ebook.


  • If you are using financial aid, be sure that you have filled out your bookstore authorization form with the financial aid office before placing your order.
  • If you receive messaging that your order is on backorder you do not need to reach out to the bookstore right away for information. Backorder does not mean the book is not available but rather that the book is on order for you and should be arriving soon. If the book is not available, the bookstore will reach out to you and the professor to communicate as soon as we are notified that we are unable to obtain the book.


1 term ebook only option $69.99/term
1 term option for $119.99/term (includes access codes)
1 year option for $179.99/year (includes access codes)

  • Digital subscription for all Cengage titles for either 1 term or 1 year delivered digitally
  • Subscriptions, aside from ebook only option, comes with access code for mindtap and Cnow
  • Physical rental books can be ordered once logged into subscription account for only $7.99
  • Rentals can be highlighted but not written in and shipped back at end of term.
  • Bookstore can offer listing of all courses currently using this program or students can look on our website to see which titles are Cengage publisher titles.

Curbside Pickup Now Available

Place your order in three easy steps!

If you have any questions or arrive early for your appointment you can contact the bookstore at (248) 823-1243.

Remote Library Services for Students

Walsh encourages students, faculty, and staff to use remote library services at this time. We have compiled research guides and an A-Z database list to support your academic, professional, and personal library needs.

Librarians are available by email, chat, or Zoom from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm Monday through Thursday and Friday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm for research support and other questions.

Email or call 248-823-1228. Zoom sessions available upon request.

Library Drop Box – Available 24/7, located outside of the Library in the Barry Center cul-de-sac. Drive right up and drop it off!

During the summer semester, the library will be accessible by appointment only for limited hours at a reduced capacity. For research and reference services, you may make an appointment by calling 248-823-1640 and leaving a message with your name, phone number, and best time of day for an appointment.

Limited On-Campus Access

Walsh will continue to offer limited on-campus access in Troy for students seeking a quiet place to focus or log into a class session or international students who must meet on-campus requirements. Designated space in the Barry Center will be available by appointment only during limited hours that include normally scheduled class time.

An appointment scheduled through the Navigate App is required to reserve space in a study room, view a Zoom session in auditorium room 199, or enter the library. Appointments will be available on a first come, first served basis.

  • Starting July 6, students may schedule to meet on campus for group projects but they must reserve a room in advance via NAVIGATE.
  • Study rooms will be available in the Barry Center Monday through Thursday in a set block of time from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm with a limit of one student scheduled per study room.
  • Students who wish to participate in their synchronous Zoom class from campus may reserve space in auditorium 199, Monday through Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Students must bring their own laptop and headphones.
  • The Library will be open at a reduced capacity (for 45-minute appointment slots, one student per appointment) for study, research, and reference services. Appointments must be scheduled through Navigate.

No guests or family members may join students. Food service and water fountains are unavailable on campus. We strongly suggest that students bring their own water. All other locations remain closed.

To enter, students must:

  • Have a reservation scheduled 24 hours in advance in the Navigate App.
  • Check in at the north entrance of the Barry Center with access limited to the Barry Center.
  • Agree and comply with all applicable COVID-19 protocols, regulations, and policies while on campus.

For the most current information, please check this page regularly and sign up for text notifications from Walsh. Download the Navigate Student App for easy access to reminders, appointments, study buddies, and additional resources.

Michigan Independent Colleges and University Support Services List

Additional information on resources available to students is available here.

Beginning October 15, 2020, Walsh Troy Campus will be accessible for rental groups. Rentals will be subject to State and County public health regulations. For more information or to book your event please contact

Press Release 5/21/20

Walsh Offers Students Choice, Flexibility for Fall Semester

Walsh’s fall semester will be focused on flexibility. Students will have the choice to attend classes on ground, online (asynchronously or in real time) or a hybrid option combining online and on-ground attendance. Academic and student services will continue to be offered virtually, with in-person access available by appointment. Student Life meetings and events will continue with options for students to participate in person with limited available reservations and unlimited virtual access. Food service will be unavailable and community and corporate event rentals will remain on hold. On-ground classes will be moved into larger spaces to ensure proper social distancing. The percentage of on-ground classes that will be offered is being finalized.

All Walsh students receive a free Zoom Pro account when they enroll in classes and have access to the Navigate Student app, which allows them to schedule appointments with academic advisors, form study groups with classmates and receive reminders to help them stay on track with classes.

“Walsh is known for flexibility and this fall will be no different,” said Marsha Kelliher, President and CEO. “We are ready to welcome new, continuing and guest students. We will be following federal and state guidelines for safety and are poised to flip to 100 percent remote delivery within 24 hours if the need arises.”

Remote learning allows students to attend class and participate from anywhere in the world. There is no difference between Walsh’s internationally and nationally ranked online programs and those delivered remotely, on ground, or in any combination. Students receive the same curriculum from faculty with decades of real world experience, in a way that fits their individual needs.

Press Release 3/26/20

Walsh Expands Assistance for Students Impacted by COVID-19

Walsh has expanded its Student Emergency Assistance Fund to provide additional support for students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund will provide stipends for students experiencing a financial hardship related to COVID-19 because of a change in income status for themselves, their spouse or their parent (if the student is a dependent).

Students must be currently enrolled at least half time, which is six hours for undergraduate students and three hours for graduate and doctoral students. Applications for assistance may be submitted through Walsh’s Financial Aid page, are reviewed on an ongoing basis, and are subject to approval and available funds.

“Students experiencing financial stress see it as a primary obstacle to continuing their education. We have always recognized this at Walsh and have had a fund for exactly this purpose,” said Susan Foley, Vice President, Chief Institutional Advancement Officer. “Resources for the Student Emergency Assistance Fund are urgently needed to support the vast number of critical needs that students are experiencing in these very challenging times.”

To contribute to the Walsh Student Emergency Assistance Fund, visit this link.

Press Release 3/24/20

Technology Helps Walsh Transition to 100% Remote Delivery

While some universities and colleges are cancelling their next semester and others are feverishly working to bring courses and services online, Walsh has transitioned 100 percent of all courses and student services to remote delivery in a week’s time. On March 13, Walsh moved all exams, classes and student services to a remote delivery format. Final exams were converted and administered remotely the week of March 16. Spring semester, starting March 30, will be 100 percent remote delivery and all Walsh locations will remain closed until April 20.

Every Walsh student receives a Zoom Pro account once enrolled in classes. This has allowed uninterrupted access to resources such as: admissions and advising counselors, career services, faculty consultations, financial aid, free tutoring, library resources, and records. Student organizations have been converting on-site events to virtual events. Students can purchase books and return them free of charge online and use the Navigate Student app to schedule advising appointments, form study groups and receive account updates and other reminders. Walsh is also offering special emergency funds for current students in need.

“Taking care of our students’ safety is our number one priority,” said Marsha Kelliher, President and CEO. “With the technology we had in place and 96 percent of Walsh students already attending partially or entirely online, our online learning and IT teams expediently and effectively transitioned the school to 100 percent remote delivery of courses and student services. Walsh students can safely and seamlessly continue their education during these challenging times.”

Several of Walsh’s online degree programs, such as the Master of Business Administration, have received international and national recognition for excellence.

“For students experiencing an interruption in their education due to closures, Walsh welcomes you,” said Patti Swanson, Vice President and Chief Marketing and Enrollment Officer. “We hope to help you keep your academic momentum moving forward during downtime at your current school.”

Current and prospective students can meet with an advisor by phone or virtually Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please email or to schedule a meeting.

Press Release 3/12/20

Walsh Moves All Classes to Remote Delivery

Effective Friday, March 13, Walsh will transition all classes to a remote delivery format for the spring semester. Final exams for the winter semester will be administered remotely. Students will have access to academic advisors, faculty, career advisors, tutors and other support services via phone or virtual appointments. Walsh locations will be closed until April 20 and all on-site events will be postponed or rescheduled for a later date.

“Walsh has a comprehensive plan that puts the safety of our students first,” said Marsha Kelliher, President and CEO. “With 96 percent of our students already attending partially or entirely online, we are well positioned to deliver high-quality online and virtual instruction.”

Meal Distribution Information

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to announce that an online map has been developed for families to find locations where meals are being provided during this period of school closure. The map can be found at this link, and will be updated twice each day during the closure period.

Gleaners’ Community Distribution Sites learn more

United Waylearn more

Campus and Department Hours

The Troy campus will be open Monday – Thursday, 12 pm – 9 pm. Campus will remain closed on Fridays. On-campus department hours will vary, as noted below.

  • Library: 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Monday – Thursday, with email and chat assistance Friday-Sunday
  • Bookstore: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday – Thursday, including curbside pickup
  • IT Helpdesk: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Monday – Thursday (Email and phone assistance is available Friday – Sunday.)

Academic AdvisingAdmissionsCareer ServicesFinancial AidRecords & RegistrationStudent Life, and Tutoring will offer on-campus appointments in addition to virtual services. To schedule an appointment with your academic advisor, Career Services, or tutoring, please use Navigate. For other services and appointments, please contact the department.

For faculty contact information, please see your course syllabus in Moodle.

Course Delivery Options

Courses will be offered in the following modalities, as indicated in the catalog:

  • V – 100% online asynchronous
  • VS – virtual synchronous and asynchronous, no classroom assigned
  • VH – synchronous and asynchronous with option to attend either in person or remotely in our brand new, dynamic connected classrooms

What You Can Do

You can assist in prevention efforts by following CDC guidelines:

  • Get vaccinated.
  • Stay home if you feel ill.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often and with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

According to the CDC, fully vaccinated individuals may resume activities that they pursued prior to the pandemic. More information about resuming safe activities may be read here, as well as the differences between safe and unsafe activities for fully-vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals here.