OrientationBear Beginnings 2022

Fall Welcome

Move-in will be on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20. Students will receive their assigned move-in date and time with their housing assignment in July.

Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome will take place Saturday, August 20th through Sunday, August 28th. 

Move-In Day

Move-in will be on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20. Students will receive their assigned move-in date and time with their housing assignment in July.

Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome

Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome will take place Saturday, August 20th through Sunday, August 28th. An overview of the schedule will be available in Summer 2022.

First Day of Classes

Start off the school year by participating in a WashU tradition: First Day!

Religious Observances

The Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life (ORSEL) offers connections with a wide variety of religious organizations on campus and in the St. Louis area. Please reach out to ORSEL to get connected with campus ministry groups and St. Louis organizations.

It often happens that religious services occur during Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome. It is our goal that students will be able to fully observe their faith, practices, and traditions without missing important information. Students should reach out to their WUSA if they plan on missing an orientation event for a religious observance to ensure the student has access to any information they may miss.

Accommodation Statement

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events. If you have a disability and require accommodations (such as assistive listening device, captioning, large print, reserved front row seat, advanced copy of slides to be projected, etc.) in order to fully participate in Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome, please list them in your Bear Beginnings Information Form on your WashU Pathways account. After we receive your submission, a member of Student Transitions & Family Programs will contact you for more information. Requests should be made as soon as possible, but at least two weeks prior to your arrival on campus. For any other questions about accessibility during Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome, please contact Miranda Kroeger at Student Transitions & Family Programs.