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

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 […]