Parent & Family Orientation will take place on Sunday, August 21st. Families can attend virtually or in-person. All programming will end by 3:00 PM CDT.

More information about Parent & Family Orientation 2022 will be available in Spring 2022.

The safety of the WashU community and our guests remain our priority. Event offerings may be adjusted to support guidance related to public health and COVID-19. Guests are asked to wear masks and complete a visitor self-screening.


COVID Safety Protocols

In order to ensure the safety of the WashU and St. Louis community, please abide by the following public health guidelines while on campus.

  • Prior to visiting campus, please complete a visitor screening. Please do this each day before you arrive to campus. Many campus facilities, such as the dining halls and large event venues, will require proof of a screening before you can enter.
  • Wear a mask at all Parent & Family Orientation events, both indoors and outdoors (with the exception of when you are eating or drinking). Masks must be worn at all times when inside university facilities. You may take your mask off when alone in your student’s residence hall room if only your student and family/travel party are present.
  • When selecting seating during a meal, we encourage you to dine only with members of your family/travel party. We will have outdoor seating available during Parent & Family Orientation.
  • Physically distance, when possible.

Family Webinar Series

The Family Webinar Series is here to help families stay informed on all things WashU! We know you are integral to the success of your student, so we designed this webinar series around the questions we know you are, or will be, asking. Check out our previous webinars for helpful information about WashU!

Additional Online Resources for Parents and Family Members