Messages from the University

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

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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 […]

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 […]