Student Transitions & Family Programs supports new students through their transition into the Washington University community to assure they build and sustain their academic and personal goals. The office brings together people, programs and resources to provide an undergraduate experience of exceptional quality where all students are known by name and story and where they prepare themselves for lives of purpose and meaning.


We coordinate orientation events such as Bear Beginnings: Bear EssentialsGet Your Bearings, and Fall Welcome. We support student’s transition to college through the Washington University Student Associate (WUSA) program, foster relationships between faculty and students through Classroom Connections, create leadership opportunities through the student executive board, and provide programming for family members such as Parent & Family OrientationParent & Family Weekend, and much more.​