Wondering what you should be doing in order to prepare for your arrival to campus? Be sure to complete the following action items and review the rest of the First Year Center website to ensure you are as prepared as possible.

The Before You Arrive Checklist includes important items you need to complete each month prior to arriving to campus in August.

June 2019 Checklist

Establish Access

  1. Activate your WUSTL Key
    This online login will give you access to email, course registration, university websites,  portals, and more.
    • WUSTL Key activation information is emailed to incoming first-year students by the University Registrar.  WUSTL Key activation emails are delivered to the email address listed on the Common Application.  These notices go out on a rolling basis starting around May 1st.
    • If you did not receive your WUSTL Key activation email, contact the University Registrar at registrarwustlkey@email.wustl.edu or 314-935-5959.
    • If you already created your WUSTL Key but have forgotten it, you can retrieve your login ID and/or password through WUSTL CONNECT Self Service.
  2. Activate your WUSTL email account
    All communication from the university will be sent here. Please check it several times per week.
    • Select the “New WUSTL Student?” Click here to activate” button.
    • For support in accessing your WUSTL email, please contact Student Technology Services or 314-935-7100.
  3. Review and edit your WebSTAC User Profile.
    • Select “Student Information” and “User Profile” on the top navigation panel.
    • Ensure you have an updated mailing address.
    • You can also add your preferred name so it can be reflected on your university records, including your student ID card.
      If you have a preferred name and will be attending Summer Start, please update this at least 10 business days before your program start date to ensure your student ID card is correct.
    • This is the portal where you will later access course registration, housing information, billing statements, and more.
  4. Send a head-shot to Campus Card Services for your student ID.
    Full color jpeg format file. Full face must be facing the camera and visible.

Academic

  1. Check your WUSTL email account several times a week for important messages from your academic division. You will receive details about course registration, how to connect with your academic adviser, and may be asked to fill out important forms.
  2. Take any necessary online placement and diagnostic exams.
    • Calculus placement
    • Chemistry diagnostic
    • Foreign language*: Spanish, French, Italian, German, Latin
      *Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Urdu will be taken on campus during Bear Beginnings
    • Writing Placement
    • It is important you complete these exams before Summer Start or speaking with your academic adviser over the phone about course registration.
  3. Connect with Cornerstone: The Learning Center if you are seeking academic support or accommodations related to disabilities.

Health & Wellness

Complete your Habif Health & Wellness Center requirements
Including health history, vaccination (immunization) documentation, and health insurance waiver.

 

July 2019 Checklist

Academic

  1. Register for classes on July 9th- July 11th during your assigned registration time.
    • You must have connected with your academic adviser and been approved to register before this date. Your academic division will email you with information about how to connect with your adviser.
    • Log on to WebSTAC and select “Courses & Registration” and “Registration” on the top navigation panel.
  2. Check your WUSTL email account several times a week for important messages from your academic division. Each division has a different to do item this month.
  3. Read the Common Reading Program
    • If you attended Summer Start, you received the book at the program.
    • If you did not attend a summer program, the book was mailed to your permanent address and should have arrived in early June.
  4. Complete the Academic Integrity module.
    • Log on to Canvas.
    • Select the “FL2019.Academic Integrity – Class 2023” course.
    • This module must be completed by August 2nd.

Health & Wellness

Transfer your medical records and prescriptions to the Habif Health & Wellness Center and make arrangements for treatment.

Learn more about how to transfer mental health care to a St. Louis provider.

Prepare for Arrival

  1. Check your housing assignment.
    Log on to WebSTAC and select “Housing” and “WashU Housing Portal” on the top navigation panel.
  2. Sign up for a U-Pass, a free transit card for St. Louis public transportation.
    You will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up.
    Your pass must be ordered before July 31st to ensure it is ready for Bear Beginnings.

 

August 2019 Checklist

Academic

  1. Check your WUSTL email account several times a week for important messages from your academic division. Each division has a different to do item this month.
  2. Confirm your AP, IB, and transfer credits were sent to the university.
    Log on to WebSTAC and select “ Academics” and “Scores & Placements” on the top navigation panel.
  3. Complete the Common Reading Program assignment.

Health & Wellness

  1. Complete “Think About It,” an alcohol, drug, and sexual violence prevention education online module. You will receive an email with information about how to access the module.
  2. Transfer your medical records and prescriptions to the Habif Health & Wellness Center and make arrangements for treatment.

     

    Learn more about how to transfer mental health care to a St. Louis provider.

Prepare for Arrival

  1. Sign your Bear Beginnings waiver before arriving for Move-In Day
  2. Pack for Move-In Day!
    Please pack all belongings in boxes or plastic bins. Use painters tape to label them with your name, cell phone number, building, and room number.  Remember, you will be carrying these bins, boxes, and other items up several flights of stairs so make them light and easy to carry.