Student Transitions & Family Programs is excited to welcome you into the Washington University in St. Louis community!  We will serve as your point of contact and resource as you prepare for your first year at WashU.

Before You Arrive

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From the Students…

First Year Students

“Since day one, WashU has felt like my second home. When I first arrived on campus, a team of students were there to greet me and welcome me with open arms into the WashU community. I started joining new clubs, hanging out with friends on my res college floor, and exploring everything WashU has to offer. Soon enough, I had found my place at WashU, surrounded by friends and a community that does everything it can to make you feel like you belong.”
– Jacob Blum, Class of  2021

From the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs…

New Students,

On behalf of everyone at Washington University – welcome! We are honored that you have chosen Washington University as your new home. As you begin this important journey, please know I am cheering you on. 

You are joining a campus community that is committed to your development, and we want to ensure you, our students, have the information you need to make a smooth transition to the university in your first year. This website has been designed with your questions in mind; however, if you are not finding what you need please call 314-935-5040. 

I look forward to officially welcoming you to campus, and Go Bears! 


Anna “Dr. G” Gonzalez 
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs