Throughout the summer, new students will engage with current students, faculty, and staff through interactive platforms like the WashU Admitted Students Network (Wisr) and Zoom. You will connect with the WashU community get to know your academic division and hear from current students about involvement and engagement.

Academic Experiences

Your academic division is hosting events to connect you with resources and highlight opportunities within the division. These sessions are intended to prepare you for course registration and for your first semester at Washington University. Specific information on your academic division’s programming can be found at the following pages:

  • College of Arts & Sciences: For a list of upcoming experiences or recordings from past experiences, visit the College of Arts & Sciences Summer Engagement Series online.
  • McKelvey School of Engineering: All past experiences have been recorded and are available on the McKelvey advising course page in Canvas.
  • Olin Business School: Visit the Olin advising course page in Canvas for a list of experiences and resources.

Events open to students across all academic divisions will be listed under the ‘Events’ tab on the WashU Admitted Students Network (Wisr)

Residential Experiences

Residential Life will hold several virtual experiences from July 27th – August 13th to introduce students to the residential experience at WashU. We invite you to visit their Instagram page (@washureslife) to preview the residence halls, meet the staff, and stay up to date on all things related to move-in and our residential communities! This series features four live virtual experiences. Please see below or visit the WashU Admitted Students Network to learn more: 

Live Instagram Events:

Wednesday, August 12th from Noon – 1:00 PM PM CST and Thursday, August 13th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM CST: Res College LIVE Tours

Join the Residential College Director team to get a sneak peak into the Res Colleges on the South Forty. You’ll get a preview of the amenities you can expect and see what some room layouts look like. 

Live Zoom Session:

Tuesday, August 11th at 8:00 PM CST: What’s Your Why?

Meet your soon-to-be housemates, staff, and faculty (some who may be living in your Res College!) to share more about you and learn more about them. This program is an opportunity for you to share your WHY for coming to WashU, as well as your hopes, passions, and talents you will bring with you. You’re encouraged to bring an item (e.g. poem, song, artifact, quote) that represents your WHY. Register here.  

Co-Curricular Experiences

Campus Life will hold virtual experiences from August 11 – August 28 to introduce students to the co-curricular experience at WashU.

Instagram

We invite you to visit their Instagram page (@campuslifewashu) to check out daily student group virtual showcases, meet student leaders, and stay up to date on getting involved!

Spotify

Each week Campus Life will be dropping Class of 2024 mix tapes on Spotify (@ducstudentmusic). Listen to the latest playlist and be sure to share your favorite song!

WashU Class of 2024 Mix Tape Volume 1

WashU Class of 2024 Mix Tape Volume 2

WashU Class of 2024 Mix Tape Volume 3

Live Zoom Sessions 

Learn more and register for the below events via the events tab of the WashU Admitted Students Network! All times are central standard time (CST).

Tuesday, August 11th

  • 7:00 PM – Hillel Hangout: An Opportunity to Meet Other First-Year Students and Learn About Jewish Life on Campus
    • Join WashU Hillel and other Jewish first-year students to learn about Jewish life on campus, student groups, and fall programming. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions and get to know other students!

Wednesday, August 12th

  • 4:00 PM – StEP Into Your Own Business
  • 6:00 PM – Restorative Yoga
    • Learn about ways to stay active in college. Take a yoga class led by Bear-Fit Instructor Madison Fleischaker ’21. This will be a gentle class based in relaxation and soft stretching. All you need is a yoga mat or a towel/blanket to cushion the ground.

Thursday, August 13th

    • 5:00 PM – Beyond Service – Exploring Multiple Pathways to Civic Engagement
      • What is Civic and Community Engagement? What does it look like in St. Louis? Learn about ways that the Gephardt Institute can support your desires to engage and listen to experiences from current and former students. There will plenty of time for informal Q and A.
    • 6:00 PM – Student – Athlete Connection
      • Incoming student-athletes will have a chance to connect with their class and student-athlete leaders of SAAC, LIVE Sport, Athlete Ally, and WU BLAC. There will be fun games, a Q&A session for athletes to ask other athletes questions, and team building.

    Tuesday, August 18th

    • 4:00 PM – IdeaBounce
      • This is a chance to pitch your ideas, get feedback, and make connections. Following pitches, attendees will be divided into breakout groups for discussion and network. If you would like to share your idea, please post it on the IdeaBounce® website.
    • 7:00 PM – Volunteer Engagement – A Chat with Campus Y Program Leaders

    Wednesday, August 19th

    • 4:00 PM – Sustainability at WashU: (Virtual) Campus Tour and Program Overview
      • The Office of Sustainability invites you to explore the Danforth campus using the magic of cyberspace! The campus sustainability tour will take you through 24 (soon to be 26!) campus locations that promote and center sustainability, including the Sunken Welcome Court, Bears Bikes, the Burning Kumquat Garden, green roofs, and the Active Commuter Hub. The tour highlights some of the sustainable initiatives that WashU engages in, such as compost collection and re-usable to go boxes. Your ever-friendly, ever-knowledgeable upper-division students will narrate the tour and will hold a Q&A session afterwards. We will also share information on WashU’s many student “green” groups. We hope you’ll join us for a fun tour of your new home away from home!
      • Watch the recording of “Sustainability at WashU”
    • 6:00 PM – Recreation, Sports, Fun, & Mindfulness
      • Get information on services of Recreation, Sports Clubs, Habif Health & Wellness Center, Athletics, and Fitness from professional staff and students. We will have a TikTok challenge, talk about how to design a workout you can do anywhere when you can’t get to Sumers Recreation Center, and have a mindful/meditation session.
    • 8:00 PM – Meeting the Music Makers
      • This webinar is for anyone who is interested in music at WashU, whether as a major/minor or just for fun. We will feature live performances by current students, as well as conversations with our ensemble directors: Darwin Aquino, Conductor-in-Residence of the Symphony Orchestra; Chris Becker, Director of the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band; and Dr. Nicole Aldrich, Director of Choral Activities and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Music Department. Following the performances, the three professors will discuss their plans for social distancing in our large ensembles, and you will hear from our students on what making music at Wash U is all about!

    Thursday, August 20th

    • 1:00 PM – The Declassified Olin Survival Guide: How to Succeed in the B-School
    • 5:00 PM – Trivia-Campus Y + STL
      • Grab a few friends to have a fun night of trivia while learning some fun facts about the St. Louis area and Campus Y.
    • 7:00 PM – In This Together: Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life
      • This session will introduce you to opportunities to engage with WashU’s religious, spiritual and ethical communities. We welcome students of any or no religious background to this conversation! Meet student leaders and campus ministry staff, ask questions, and hear about opportunities for the fall semester. Questions? Feel free to reach out to Rev. Callista Isabelle, Director for Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life.

    Friday, August 21st

    • 1:00 PM – Student Employment 101
    • 4:00 PM – Building Your Community: Virtual and In Person
      • This session will connect you directly with a co-curricular adviser so that you can begin building a plan to find YOUR campus life virtually and/or in person. We will also go over tips/tricks to get engaged, ways to enhance your leadership skills, and connect you with student leaders whom will share advice from their time at WashU.
      • Watch the recording of “Building Your Community: Virtual and In Person”

    Monday, August 24th

    Tuesday, August 25th

    Wednesday, August 26th

    Thursday, August 27th

    Friday, August 28th