OrientationFYI Orientation

First Year International Students


FYI Move-In Day will take place on Wednesday, August 14 at the Danforth University Center from 8am – 5pm CT.

Airport shuttles will be available on August 14 from 7:30am – 4:30pm. Airport shuttle sign ups will be available on the FYI Registration form below.

Anyone who will not be able to arrive within the move in time is encouraged to seek alternate accommodations for the night and check in the next day for Orientation programs with the Office for International Student Engagement.


First-Year International Orientation will take place August 15 – August 17. The FYI Registration form will close on July 1, 2024.

All international students that will be attending WashU in a F-1 or J-1 visa are required to attend FYI. Students who have U.S. citizenship but have lived abroad are able to attend but it is not mandatory. You must register register to attend using the link below. Please do not complete the form until AFTER you have secured your flight details.

International Student FYI Registration Form

Parents and Family

Parents and family accompanying international students are invited to join students for the opening remarks on August 15 at 11am and then participate in the Parent and Family lunch following immediately after.

Please note that the information on this page is subject to change as details become available. Please check this page often for updates and do not hesitate to reach out to OISE for more information.

Wednesdays with WashU!

Join the Office for International Student Engagement (OISE) for Wednesdays with WashU, a special Zoom event designed for incoming international students at Washington University. This virtual gathering provides a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow new students, meet your First Year International (FYI) Orientation Leaders, and gain valuable insights from campus experts. Whether you have questions about campus life, academic resources, or simply want to start building your community before arriving on campus, Wednesdays with WashU is the perfect place to start. Don’t miss out on this chance to make new friends and get a head start on your WashU journey!

Register for Webinars

Wednesday, July 10 at 8am Central Time

Wednesday, July 24 at 8am Central Time

Wednesday, August 7 at 8am Central Time