COVID-19 Plan for Fall

Dear Parents & Families, As your student prepares for the fall semester at WashU, I wanted to bring a message to your attention that was sent to the campus community today regarding fall COVID-19 safety. We look forward to welcoming you to campus in a few short weeks. Warmly, Dr. G

Masks strongly encouraged for next two weeks

Dear parents and families, I am writing to share an important COVID-19 update that we sent to our students this evening. The health of our community continues to be our highest priority and informing our students of changes to COVID-19 rates on campus is an important part of our strategy.  After many weeks of extremely […]

Masking policy updates

Dear parents and families, The following message was sent this afternoon to the Washington University community regarding updates to our masking policy.  Student safety and well-being remains our top priority here at Washington University.  Throughout the pandemic, our decisions have always been guided by the very best science and public health information available to us. […]

You’re Invited! Spring 2022 Virtual Town Hall

Dear Parents and Families, I am writing to invite you to join me virtually next Wednesday, January 19, from 4-5 p.m. CST for a Spring 2022 COVID-19 Town Hall. As we begin our spring semester, I thought it would be helpful for you to hear from me and my colleagues, given the many adjustments we […]

Encourage your student to register for TimelyCare!

Dear Parents and Families, As we prepare for the spring semester at Washington University, I want to acknowledge that our two-week remote start is not how any of us anticipated beginning the semester. We know adjusting to changing operations is not always easy, and I continue to care and think about your student’s well-being. I […]

Update to Washington University Spring Semester Plans

Dear Parents and Families, I wanted to share a communication with all of you that was sent this evening to our University community.  As we have been doing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are closely monitoring conditions and carefully relying on the most up-to-date guidance provided by our own public health and infectious disease experts. […]

Important Update Related to the Fall Danforth Campus Plan

Dear Parents and Families, I am sharing with all of you a copy of the message our Washington University community received this afternoon about our fall plans for the Danforth Campus.  We continue to closely monitor COVID-19 conditions here in the St. Louis region as well as nationally and internationally.  As you can see, our […]

Student vaccine follow-up communication

Dear Parents and Families, I am forwarding below an important message that was sent earlier today from Dr. Cheri LeBlanc, Executive Director of the Habif Health and Wellness Center, to all students about required COVID-19 vaccination documentation.  This documentation is due on July 15th.  There are several helpful links in the message should you have […]

Sophomore Welcome and Move-In Information for Residential Students

Dear Class of 2024 & families,  We are excited to announce dates for move-in and Sophomore Welcome in fall 2021.  Move-In Day for students living in Residential Life-managed housing will take place on Thursday, August 26. Students in the Class of 2024 who have been remote for the full 2020-2021 academic year will have the […]

Move-In and Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome information

Dear Class of 2025 & families,  We are excited to announce our dates for move-in and fall welcome.  Move-In Day will take place Saturday, August 21*. You will be assigned a move-in time when your housing assignment is released in early July.  *International students, fall varsity athletics, Beyond Boundaries students, and students in certain named […]

Important COVID-19 Vaccine Information for the Fall Semester

Dear Parents and Families, We want to share communication that was sent to all Washington University students, informing them that we will be requiring all students to receive a COVID-19 vaccination before returning to campus in the fall.  Please see that message below. The COVID-19 vaccine will be a very important part of our overall […]

COVID-19 vaccine now available for students

Dear Parents and Families, Please see below the message sent to our students on Thursday, April 8th.  The state of Missouri, beginning April 9th, is opening up opportunities to all students, who have been in Missouri for the past 30 days, to make appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the university. There currently are […]

Planning for fall

Dear Parents and Families, I am forwarding a message that was sent earlier today to the Danforth Campus community from Chancellor Andrew Martin and Provost Beverly Wendland about the fall 2021 semester.  We continue to be optimistic in our planning while at the same time prioritizing the safety of our community.  Please continue to stay […]

Important COVID-19 Update for Students

Dear Parents and Families, Please see below the message I sent to our students earlier today.  We are seeing some very troubling signs related to the spread of COVID-19 in our student community right now.  Unfortunately, we are also hearing from some parents and families who are questioning our policies, expectations, and rules about quarantine.  […]

Plans for Commencement

February 26, 2021 Dear Members of the Classes of 2020 and 2021, As we shared with you last month, we’ve been hard at work making plans to celebrate you and your accomplishments at Commencement ceremonies to be held in St. Louis this May. We appreciate your patience as we’ve explored what would be possible given […]

Urgent Reminder about COVID-19 Safety for Students

Dear Parents and Families, I am sharing the following message that was sent this afternoon to all Washington University students. We are fortunate that we continue to see a low number of COVID-19 cases in our student community, but as the message reminds us, the most important thing we all can do to keep each […]

Spring Billing Update

November 20, 2020 Dear undergraduate students, parents and families, I am writing today to update you on Washington University’s billing schedule for the spring semester.  For students registering for Spring 2021, bills will be issued on December 7.  Despite the shift in the fall and spring semester academic calendars, for administrative purposes and consistent with […]

Changes to WashU dining operations

November 13, 2020 Dear Danforth Campus Community Members: On behalf of the entire Washington University Dining Services team, we hope you and your family are staying healthy and safe. Our recent communications from Chancellor Martin highlighted the changing conditions in our region and our desire to continue to be vigilant and mindful of resulting required […]