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 […]

Update on COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

Dear parents and families, I am passing along this message below that we sent this afternoon to all undergraduate students related to an update on our surveillance testing strategy.  As indicated below, we are doing this out of an abundance of caution as we start the spring semester, even though the results of our entry […]

Welcome Back!

Dear parents and families, I hope all of you have been enjoying a healthy and happy winter break with your students. As we prepare to resume the spring semester on Monday, January 25, I wanted to pass along an email that we sent this morning to all of our undergraduate students. Additionally, I wanted to […]

Revised Spring 2021 Calendar

Dear parents and families, I am forwarding you an email that was sent earlier today from Provost Beverly Wendland related to a slight revision to our Spring 2021 Academic Calendar.  I wanted to make sure all of you were aware of this change.  Also, I wanted to let you know that we will be communicating […]

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 […]

Updated Information about Thanksgiving Break

November 12, 2020 Dear parents and families, I am passing along two additional communications that went out to students today about the Thanksgiving Break: one from the Chancellor and the Provost, and one from me.  As I am sure you are observing, conditions related to COVID-19 are continuing to worsen both nationally and here in […]

Worsening conditions in the St. Louis region

November 6, 2020 Dear Parents and Families, I wanted to alert you below to the message that went out this evening to all students, faculty, and staff at Washington University.  The safety of everyone in our community – including our students – remains our highest priority.  As we have been doing since March, we are […]

Thanksgiving Break Updates

October 28, 2020 Dear undergraduate students who are studying in St. Louis and families, I am writing as a follow-up to my September 29 communication about Thanksgiving Break, which is scheduled for Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29.  This message contains some very important reminders about safety for our entire community and also contains […]

Flu Shot Information

October 8, 2020 Dear families, Please see below for a message sent to Danforth campus students about the flu vaccination requirement and free on-campus flu shot clinics. Sincerely, Cheri LeBlanc, MD October 8, 2020 Dear students, As you are aware, flu shots are mandatory for all students, faculty, and staff this year. Students are expected […]

Reminder about Thanksgiving Travel

September 29, 2020 Dear students and families: Our fall semester is off to a very good start.  We hope those of you who are studying remotely are doing well, and we appreciate everyone who has made the commitment to be here with us in St. Louis and on campus, and we are grateful to everyone […]

COVID-19 Reminders and Testing Updates

August 31, 2020 Dear students and families: With many students set to begin returning to St. Louis this week, we are writing to share some important reminders and several updates related to our plans for COVID-19 testing. While this message is being sent to undergraduate students and their families, much of this guidance also applies […]

More information about the weeks ahead

August 24, 2020 Dear Students and Families, We are writing to follow up to the communication you just received from Chancellor Martin and Provost Wendland, to share some additional, important information related to fall planning. First, we want to share a personal note. We know these past few months haven’t been easy on all of […]

Final preparations for the fall semester

August 24, 2020 Dear students and families, We hope this message finds you well and managing the circumstances of this unusual summer as smoothly as possible. Today was a significant day here on Washington University’s Danforth Campus – it was the first day of the fall semester for the Brown School and the School of […]

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 […]

Fall planning update to incoming students and families

Dear Incoming Washington University Students and Parents, We are writing to share with you, our newest community members, the message from Chancellor Martin that was just sent to all current Washington University students and families regarding our plan to return to campus in the fall. We hope this letter provides you with some answers to […]

Fall planning update to returning families

Dear parents and families, We are forwarding below an important message that was sent out to the University community earlier today about the fall calendar. During the past few months, we have heard from many of you, sharing your feedback and suggestions for how we should handle the fall semester at Washington University. Two things […]

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 […]