Messages from the University

Read important messages sent from from the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs to families of undergraduate students.

WashU Parent Messages

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, […]

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 […]