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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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 […]