Washington University Fall Opening Update: Residential Life

July 31, 2020 Dear Students, Following the Chancellor’s announcement this morning, you may have questions as it relates to housing. In response to the current public health situation and recommendations from medical and public health professionals, the university has made the decision to move to single bed room occupancy in all residential buildings. While we […]

Washington University Fall Opening Update: Returning Students and Families

July 31, 2020 Dear returning upper-division students and families, I hope all of you are safe and well. We have heard from many of you this summer – we very much appreciate the many ideas and suggestions, and the words of encouragement from so many, as we strive to face together the big challenges before […]

Washington University Fall Opening Update: New Students and Families

July 31, 2020 Dear new Washington University students and families, As we have shared previously, we are so thrilled that you have chosen Washington University and we want to again extend our welcome to you, as our newest members of the Bear Family!  Without a doubt, your first year at WashU will be historic and […]

Our plan for the fall semester

July 31, 2020 To our Danforth Campus community, For the last several months, we have been squarely focused on planning for the fall semester and the steps we will take to bring our students, faculty, and staff back to the Danforth Campus as safely as possible for teaching, learning, research, and community. We are writing […]

Washington University Fall Opening Update

July 20, 2020 Dear Washington University parents and families, I am writing today to share a brief update.  As Chancellor Martin indicated in his email on May 27, we plan to announce our final plans for the fall semester by the end of this month. We have been working very hard since the spring to […]

Fall Billing Update

July 1, 2020 Dear undergraduate students, parents, and families, As Chancellor Andrew D. Martin shared in his May 27 letter to the community, Washington University has made changes to our 2020-2021 academic calendar to allow for a phased approach to bringing students and faculty back to campus.  The first day of classes for undergraduate students […]

Fall Planning Update

June 19, 2020 Dear students, parents, and families in the Class of 2024 and new transfer students, Hello from St. Louis!  My colleagues and I were able to speak with many of you on a webinar on May 28th.  This week we launched a new website to provide insight into our planning process for the […]

Important Updates on Residential Student Belongings from Washington University

May 14, 2020 Dear Parents and Families, I wanted to share this message below that was sent today to about 2,800 undergraduate students who still have belongings in the University Residential Life properties on and off campus.  If you are the parent or family member of one of these students, we appreciate your patience and […]

Updates from Washington University

April 29, 2020 Dear Washington University Students, This has been an historic and unprecedented end to the 2020 spring semester at Washington University.  We hope all of you continue to be safe and well, and that you are in the process of completing your final spring assignments and preparing for the summer ahead.  We miss […]

Important Information About Refunds

April 15, 2020 Dear Students, We hope this finds you and your families well, as we all are navigating this very uncertain time. You continue to inspire us with your determination and resilience, and we are so proud to see the many ways you are rising to the challenges of the current situation, and how […]

Important Information About Refunds

Dear students and families, Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic and in the best interest for the health and safety of the WashU community, Chancellor Martin announced on March 11 that we would shift to online instruction and restrict access to campus. Because of these steps, the university will be applying credits to student accounts […]

Important Updates from Washington University

Dear parents and families, I wanted to pass along an email we sent this evening to students. We very much appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding with this difficult situation. If you have questions please let us know. Rob Wild, Dean of Students and Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs March 31, 2020 Dear Students, We […]

Update from Harbison House

March 23, 2020 Dear Washington University Community, Alumni, and Friends, Greetings from Harbison House, the Martin Family’s new home since September, and my new “home office” now that Brookings Hall is closed for regular business with the university’s shift to remote work. Other than not going to the office or school like we normally would, […]

WashU Follow-up on Residential Belongings

March 20, 2020 Dear Parents & Families, I wanted to pass along an email I sent this afternoon to students living with Residential Life. We so very much appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding with this difficult situation. We hope to have more information about next steps related to student belongings after April 6th. We continue […]

WashU Follow-up on Residential Belongings

March 20, 2020 Dear parents and families, I wanted to pass along an email I sent this afternoon to students living with Residential Life. We so very much appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding with this difficult situation. We hope to have more information about next steps related to student belongings after April 6th. Rob Wild, […]

WashU Update on COVID-19

March 18, 2020 Dear parents and families, I hope this finds you as well as can be expected in these challenging and unusual times. In our continued effort to keep you informed, I’m reaching out tonight to share with you an email Chancellor Martin sent to our university community earlier today. Please see below. While […]

May Commencement: Sharing difficult news

Dear Class of 2020 students and families, I hope this email finds you and your loved ones safe and well — and please know how immensely grateful we all are for the sacrifices you are currently making to protect yourselves, your communities, the country, and the world. This is, indeed, an extraordinary time, and we […]

IMPORTANT WashU Update on Residential Life Shipping

March 13, 2020 Dear parents and families, I wanted to thank you for your continued patience as we are managing this difficult situation with student belongings that were left in the University’s Residence Halls and Apartments. I wanted to make sure you had seen the letter that was sent to residential students this afternoon.  Again, […]

IMPORTANT WashU Updates Residential Life Housing

March 12, 2020 Dear parents and families, I wanted to share with you the email below that we just sent to students who reside in university housing here at Washington University. If you have questions please call the WashU Call Center at 314-935-8300 or 888-319-3527. Rob Wild Dean of Students Dear Residential Life Students, We […]

IMPORTANT WashU Updates on COVID-19 as of 12:00 pm March 11th 2020

March 11, 2020 Dear parents and families, We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty with the changing medical landscape throughout the country. We are also very sympathetic to the difficulty and concern that this has created for parents and students alike. In order to assist in trying to alleviate some of the unknowns, […]

Seattle/King County and Westchester County, NY students and families: Important information about spring semester

March 10, 2020 Dear students and parents/families, As part of Washington University’s increasing response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, I am writing to inform you that if you (or your student) have traveled home to Seattle/King County or Westchester County, NY for spring break, you should stay there because you are not permitted to return […]

IMPORTANT WashU Updates on COVID-19 as of 2:00 pm March 9th 2020

March 9, 2020 Dear parents and families, In an effort to keep both the campus community, and you as parents, abreast of the current directives from the university, please see the email below from Andrew Martin, Washington University in St Louis Chancellor. The focus of the email centers around travel, visitors, study abroad, and university […]

WashU COVID-19 Update

March 8, 2020 Dear parents and families, As you may have heard, the first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state of Missouri was identified yesterday, in St. Louis County. While it was not unexpected that we would have a case here as the virus has continued to spread globally and in the U.S., we understand this […]

WashU Update Regarding COVID-19 and Spring Break Travel

March 6, 2020 Dear parents and families, I am writing to share more updates from Washington University in St. Louis on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). We continue to work to support our students’ wellness and safety regarding this issue. The email below was sent out to students late yesterday regarding spring break and other COVID-19-related information. […]

WashU Update Regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

March 3, 2020 Dear parents and families, I am writing to share updates from Washington University in St. Louis on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Our students’ health and well-being remain our top priorities. At present, there are no known cases in St. Louis. We continue to work to support our students’ wellness and safety regarding this […]

WashU Update Regarding CoronaVirus

  January 30, 2020 Dear parents and families, I am writing to share updates from Dr. Cheri LeBlanc, Executive Director of WashU’s Habif Health and Wellness Center on the novel CoronaVirus (2019-nCoV). At present, there are no still cases at Washington University in St. Louis. The university has now issued a travel suspension for mainland […]

Update on Novel Coronavirus 2019- nCov

  Dear parents & families, We take the health and safety of our students very seriously and want to make sure you stay well informed. I am writing to share a message that Dr. Cheri LeBlanc, Executive Director of WashU’s Habif Health & Wellness Center, sent to the WashU community this afternoon about an outbreak […]