Messages from the University

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

Students visiting tables set up on a field for the student activities fair

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, […]