There are many opportunities to be involved in the new student transition as a student leader. Below are a number of opportunities to engage with the new student experience.

Apply to be a First Year Executive Board Member

The First Year Center Executive Board (FYX) helps to create, plan, and implement programs that aid new students and their parents & families in their academic, social, and personal transition to Washington University. Each FYX holds a specific chair position and works to implement our various programs.

FYX Applications will close on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at noon.

Apply to be a WUSA

Washington University Student Associates (WUSAs – pronounced “woo-sas”) are upper-division student leaders who assist new students with their academic, social, and personal transition to Washington University. They serve as orientation leaders during Bear Beginnings and then they serve as peer mentors for the student’s entire first year. Their primary duties are to remind residents about academic deadlines, policies, and resources and to help build community among first-year residential floors or transfer and exchange student groups.

WUSA Applications are closed at this time.

Apply to be a Student Graphic Designer

The student graphic designer is a student employee hired by the First Year Center to imagine, design, and create publicity and marketing materials that aid the First Year Center in meeting its mission. In addition, this student employee will work closely with the Integrated Marketing & Communications Chair of the First Year Center Executive Board (FYX) to create and implement a consistent brand for all departmental publicity pieces. The student graphic designer will work on design projects remotely while attending one to two meetings monthly with the First Year Center Coordinator.  

Student Graphic Designer Applications are now closed. Stay tuned for future opportunities. 

Apply to be the 2020 Convocation Student Speaker

Convocation has become the defining event of Bear Beginnings for new students and their families. From the colorful residential college t-shirts to the celebration after the speeches end, as well as dean, faculty, and student participation, students and their families are welcomed to the Washington University community with much enthusiasm and fanfare. The speech given by a senior highlights each year’s event.

Please read through the application questions and requirements before beginning your application.

Applications are closed at this time.