We are pleased that your family has joined the Washington University in St. Louis community. We offer a wealth of support and a variety of ways to help you connect with your student and the university.

Spring 2021 for Arts & Sciences, McKelvy Engineering, Olin Business School, Sam Fox School and University College
Monday, January 25 First Day of Classes
Tuesday, March 2 – Wednesday, March 3 Wellness Days
Monday, April 12 Wellness Day
Tuesday, May 4 Last Day of Classes
Wednesday, May 5 – Thursday, May 13 Reading Days and Final Exams

Upcoming Events


Dear parents and families,

We are pleased to serve as your partner in the success of your student at Washington University!  We know you have invested a great deal in the success of your student, and we are honored that your student and your family have chosen Washington University.  We take the responsibility working with and supporting our students very seriously.  We also know that our parents and families serve as important partners in the development and success of our students.

It is normal to have lots of questions during the different phases of your student’s time at WashU, from orientation to commencement, and we are here to try to answer as many of them as we can.  This website has been specifically designed with parent and family questions in mind.  If you aren’t finding what you are looking for, please call us at 844-935-5040.

Go Bears!

Robert M. Wild, Ph.D.
Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs