The schedule for Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome can be found below and in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course.  Any events marked with a    are required events that students must either attend live or access the event information in the Bear Beginnings Canvas Course. More information about the canvas course will be posted by September 7th.

Events that are specifically for transfer students will be marked with a   .

Remember to complete your daily COVID-19 screening each morning and follow all WashU public health requirements.

Be sure to check the schedule every day of Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome to ensure you don’t miss any added events or schedule updates!

All times listed below are in Central Standard Time.


Friday, September 4th

Student Schedule

New Student Move-In
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
New students who have been assigned a Move-In date of September 4th will move in today at their assigned Move-In time. Students can find their Move-In date and time in the WashU Housing Portal through WebSTAC. More information about Move-In day logistics can be found on the Residential Life Move-In Information page.

Floor Meeting with Your RA and Floormates  
7:00 PM 
Zoom Link will be emailed to students by their RA
Come and meet your RA, some fellow floormates, and learn important information about living in a residential college, including what to do if you get locked out and who to call in case of emergency. This is a mandatory meeting for all students moving in on September 4th. Attendance will be taken.

Bingo Night!
8:00 PM
Zoom Link to Event
Come and play a virtual game of BINGO! You might just meet a new friend and pick up some cool prizes along the way.

Dining Menu and Dining Hours

Visit the Dining Services website for a list of location hours and menus!

Religious Services

Students should only attend in-person events and services once they receive a negative COVID test result. 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.

CSC Open House on the Front Lawn
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
6352 Forsyth Blvd
Hosted by: Catholic Student Center (CSC)
The Catholic Student Center (CSC) welcomes students and families to stop by to meet staff outside in their yard under shade tents and get an individualized tour of the CSC (only one family at a time in the building).

ACTS Welcome, Bible Study & Break Outs
6:30 PM- 8:00 PM
Zoom Link to Event 
Hosted by: Association of Christian Truth Seekers (ACTS)


Saturday, September 5th

Student Schedule

New Student Move-In
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
New students who have been assigned a Move-In date of September 5th will move in today at their assigned Move-In time. Students can find their Move-In date and time in the WashU Housing Portal through WebSTAC. More information about Move-In day logistics can be found on the Residential Life Move-In Information page.

Floor Meeting with Your RA and Floormates  
7:00 PM 
Zoom Link will be emailed to students by their RA
Come and meet your RA, some fellow floormates, and learn important information about living in a residential college including what to do if you get locked out and who to call in case of emergency. This is a mandatory meeting for all students moving in on September 5th. Attendance will be taken.

Trivia Night
8:00 PM
Zoom Link to Event
Do you excel at knowing random facts? Do you enjoy learning new tidbits? Do you like to have fun? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then come and join your fellow new students in a trivia competition! You might just meet a new friend who complements your trivia style!

Dining Menu and Dining Hours

Visit the Dining Services website for a list of location hours and menus!

Religious Services

Students should only attend in-person events and services once they receive a negative COVID test result. 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.

CSC Open House on the Front Lawn
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
6352 Forsyth Blvd
Hosted by: Catholic Student Center (CSC)
The Catholic Student Center (CSC) welcomes students and families to stop by to meet staff outside in their yard under shade tents and get an individualized tour of the CSC (only one family at a time in the building).


Sunday, September 6th

Student Schedule

New Student Move-In
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
New students who have been assigned a Move-In date of September 6th will move in today at their assigned Move-In time. Students can find their Move-In date and time in the WashU Housing Portal through WebSTAC. More information about Move-In day logistics can be found on the Residential Life Move-In Information page.

Transfer Student Packet Pickup  
11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Danforth University Center (DUC), Room 276
Transfer students can pick up their Bear Beginnings welcome packet on Sunday, September 6th between 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM in the Danforth University Center (DUC), Room 276. Students who are unable to pick-up their packet during this time should reach out to the First Year Center. 

Floor Meeting with Your RA and Floormates  
7:00 PM
Zoom Link will be emailed to students by their RA
Come and meet your RA, some fellow floormates, and learn important information about living in a residential college including what to do if you get locked out and who to call in case of emergency. This is a mandatory meeting for all students moving in on September 6th. Attendance will be taken.

CS40 Game Night
8:00 PM
Zoom Link to Event
Come and meet your Congress of the South Forty (CS40) Exec Board, play along to a variety of games they’ll be hosting, and learn how this student advocacy and programming board can make your residential experience even better this year!

Virtual WUSA Drop-In Hours for International Students
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Monday at 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM China Standard Time)
Zoom Link will be sent via email
Come meet some of our WUSAs who are currently living internationally. These WUSAs will be present and available to answer any questions you have about Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome, remote learning, the first week of classes, and more! Even if you have no questions at this time, we encourage you stop by and meet the WUSAs! You do not need to register for this event and can simply show up any time within this window.

Dining Menu and Dining Hours

Visit the Dining Services website for a list of location hours and menus!

Religious Services

Students should only attend in-person events and services once they receive a negative COVID test result. 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.

CSC Open House on the Front Lawn
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
6352 Forsyth Blvd
Hosted by: Catholic Student Center (CSC)
The Catholic Student Center (CSC) welcomes students and families to stop by to meet staff outside in their yard under shade tents and get an individualized tour of the CSC (only one family at a time in the building).

Worship Outdoors
8:00 PM
LuMin Campus House (7019 Forsyth)
Hosted by: LuMin (ELCA Lutheran)


Monday, September 7th

Student Schedule

Discover WashU Contest
7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Discover WashU Contest List for Monday, September 7th
Check out the daily list of locations to explore on campus! Snap a picture and post a photo on Instagram with #BearBeginnings2020 to enter the daily prize drawing for a $50 Campus Bookstore gift card. Each day will feature a category of locations for you to find. All submissions will be entered for a chance to win the grand prize of a $250 Campus Bookstore gift card at the end of the week! The more you explore, the more you post, the more chances you have to win!  Students who do not have an Instagram can submit their photos via the submission form. The list will be available each day on Canvas and on this website.
Remote Students: An alternate list for students who are studying remotely or who are unable to explore the WashU campus will be available.

Fall Welcome Kick off  
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Zoom Link will be emailed to students by their WUSA
Meet your WUSA and engage with your small group for the kick off of our virtual Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome. During this session you will go through the logistics of Fall Welcome, view a welcome video from the Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and talk about expectations for Fall Welcome.
Asynchronous students: View the welcome from Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs on canvas and talk to your WUSA about any information you may have missed.

Virtual Lunch Meet-Up
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
Looking for a way to meet other new students? Pop into the virtual lunch meet-up to anytime between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM to meet and get to know other new students and WUSAs while you eat! You can come and go as you are available.

Residential College Community-Wide Meeting  
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Zoom Link will be emailed to students by their RCD
This meeting is part one of a two part meeting that will introduce all staff and faculty who are a part of your Residential College community, along with important policies and COVID community living information to be aware of during the semester ahead. Attendance is mandatory for students living in Residential Life Housing. Attendance will be taken.

Remote Student Virtual Game Meet-Up
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
Join your fellow new students who are living remotely in a virtual game meet-up.

WUSA Small Group  
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Zoom Link will be emailed to students by their WUSA
Join your WUSA and small group for a virtual session to reflect on your journey to WashU and get to know other new students by name and story.
Asynchronous students: Talk to your WUSA about any information you may have missed.

Res College ‘Welcome to the S40’ Event!
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Zoom Link will be emailed to students by their RCD and available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
Now that everyone is moved in, come and meet the students, staff, and faculty living in your community in a light-spirited, social, virtual event!

Dance the Night Away with DJ Ace Forreal!
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
Come and show off your best moves on Zoom! Dance the night away with all your new friends from the comfort of your own room.

Assigned Dining Times and Locations

If you have a medical condition that requires you to eat at a specific time, please pick up your food when you need to, regardless of your assigned time. Students with allergies or who need a Kosher meal should pick up your food from the Bear’s Den.

Breakfast

  The DUC Bear’s Den
7:00 AM 7, 8  
7:10 AM 9, 10  
7:20 AM 11, 12 1, 2, 3, 4
7:30 AM 5, 6 19, 20, 21, 22
7:40 AM 23, 24 13, 14, 15, 16
7:50 AM 17, 18 31, 32, 33, 34
8:00 AM 35, 36 25, 26, 27, 28
8:10 AM 29, 30 43, 44, 45, 46
8:20 AM 47, 48 37, 38, 39, 40
8:30 AM 41, 42 55, 56, 57, 58
8:40 AM 59, 60 49, 50, 51, 52
8:50 AM 53, 54 61, 62, 63, 64

Lunch

  The DUC Bear’s Den
11:10 AM 1, 2, 3 4, 5, 6
11:20 AM 7, 8, 9 10, 11, 12
11:30 AM 13, 14, 15 16, 17, 18
11:40 AM 19, 20, 21 22, 23, 24
11:50 AM 25, 26, 27 28, 29, 30
12:00 PM 31, 32, 33 34, 35, 36
12:10 PM 37, 38, 39 40, 41, 42
12:20 PM 43, 44, 45 46, 47, 48
12:30 PM 49, 50, 51 52, 53, 54
12:40 PM 55, 56, 57 58, 59, 60
12:50 PM 61, 62, 63 64, 65, 66

Dinner

  The DUC Bear’s Den
5:00 PM 10, 11, 12 7, 8, 9
5:10 PM 4, 5, 6 1, 2, 3
5:20 PM 22, 23, 24 19, 20, 21
5:30 PM 16, 17, 18 13, 14, 15
5:40 PM 34, 35, 36 31, 32, 33
5:50 PM 28, 29, 30 25, 26, 27
6:00 PM 46, 47, 48 43, 44, 45
6:10 PM 40, 41, 42 37, 38, 39
6:20 PM 58, 59, 60 55, 56, 57
6:30 PM 52, 53, 54 49, 50, 51
6:40 PM 64, 65, 66 61, 62, 63

Dining Menu and Dining Hours

Visit the Dining Services website for a list of location hours and menus!

DUC Lunch Menu:
deliciOSO: Green Chicken Chili Taco, Fish Taco, Cheese Quesadilla w/ Cilantro Lime Rice, Roasted Corn & Black Beans
WU Wok: Chicken Tikka Masala or (vegan) Indian Tofu w/ White Rice, Lentil Bean Dal and Vegetable Samosa
1853 Diner: Rotisserie Chicken or BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Salmon Burger or Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich w/ Fries and Vegetable Medley
Trattoria Veranda: Assorted Composed Salads, St. Louis Style Cheese, Pepperoni, or Vegetable pizza. Baked Cheese Ravioli w/ Garlic Bread Stick

DUC Dinner Menu:
deliciOSO: Green Chicken Chili Taco, Fish Taco, Cheese Quesadilla w/ Cilantro Lime Rice, Roasted Corn & Black Beans
WU Wok: Chicken Tikka Masala or (vegan) Indian Tofu w/ White Rice, Lentil Bean Dal and Vegetable Samosa
1853 Diner: Rotisserie Chicken or BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Salmon Burger or Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich w/ Fries and Vegetable Medley
Trattoria Veranda: Assorted Composed Salads, St. Louis Style Cheese, Pepperoni, or Vegetable pizza. Baked Cheese Ravioli w/ Garlic Bread Stick

Religious Services

Students should only attend in-person events and services once they receive a negative COVID test result. 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.

Originally Scheduled Program Cancelled for Tonight


Tuesday, September 8th

Student Schedule

Selfie With The Seal
All Day
Legend has it that the seal under the arch in Brookings Hall should not be stepped on until after you have graduated from WashU.  Record your first week on campus with a Selfie With The Seal to be part of a community photo collage.  Find the seal, snap a selfie, and send it to 760-517-8763 to include yourself in the collage. The photo collage will be revealed at Convocation 2020!
Remote students: A digital seal is available to take a picture with and submit.

Discover WashU Contest
7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Discover WashU Contest List for Tuesday, September 8th
Check out the daily list of locations to explore on campus! Snap a picture and post a photo on Instagram with #BearBeginnings2020 to enter the daily prize drawing for a $50 Campus Bookstore gift card. Each day will feature a category of locations for you to find. All submissions will be entered for a chance to win the grand prize of a $250 Campus Bookstore gift card at the end of the week! The more you explore, the more you post, the more chances you have to win!  Students who do not have an Instagram can submit their photos via the submission form. The list will be available each day on Canvas and on this website.
Remote Students: An alternate list for students who are studying remotely or who are unable to explore the WashU campus will be available.

Tuesday Tea & Common Reading Program
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Danforth University Center (DUC), Tisch Commons
Stop by the Danforth University Center before 3:00 PM to pick up your Tuesday Tea Mug and some featured WashU Tea to prepare yourself for the Common Read program.  This DUC signature event will be converted into a weekly virtual activity for the semester so be sure to grab your mug today!

WUSA Small Group  
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Zoom Link will be emailed to students by their WUSA
Meet with your WUSA small group to discuss key practices and behaviors for success at WashU, reflect on ways you hope to engage beyond the classroom, and start defining goals for your time at WashU
Asynchronous students: Talk to your WUSA about any information you may have missed.

Virtual Lunch Meet-Up
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
Looking for a way to meet other new students? Pop into the virtual lunch meet-up to anytime between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM to meet and get to know other new students and WUSAs while you eat! You can come and go as you are available.

Voter Help Hours
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
Need to register to vote? Unsure what your options are voting this school year? Want to make sure you understand how to request an absentee ballot? Lindsay Gassman, Gephardt Institute Voter Engagement Fellow, will be available to answer any questions about voting you may have to make sure you are prepared to vote this fall.
If you are unable to attend the session, you can email washuvotes@wustl.edu with any questions you may have about voting.

Login @ Your Libraries
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
The Libraries will look different this fall, but they’re still here to support your academic success. Join WashU Libraries in this event to learn all about the ways the Libraries help with learning and research, including new services like curbside pickup, and their extensive remote resources. Let their expertise help you save time on your research and more!

How to Navigate Campus Dining
2:00 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
Learn how to make the most of your new campus dining experience including nutrition services, managing your meal points, campus card, and Bear Necessities.

Common Reading Program  
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Zoom Link will be emailed to students by their discussion leader
This is your opportunity to engage a faculty member and your fellow first-year students in a lively discussion of the Common Reading Program book Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil. Come prepared with your notes, perspective, ideas, questions, and an open mind.

Dimensions of Friendship: an International Transfer Student Event  
Zoom Link will be emailed to students by their WUSA
3:00 – 4:00 PM
An exploration of the cultural differences related to friendships and how you can use this information to make friends across cultures.

Virtual Textbook Central
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
Textbook Central is designed to help students learn how to use the Libraries’ collections to obtain textbooks and other course materials for their classes. Librarians will be available to help and answer questions concerning the Libraries’ services and resources.

Residential College Community-Wide Meeting  
7:30 PM
Zoom Link will be emailed to students by their RCD
This meeting is part two of a two-part meeting that will share more policy information and review living agreements. Attendance is mandatory for students living in Residential Life Housing. Attendance will be taken.

Transfer Student Virtual Game Night  
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Zoom Link will be emailed to students by their WUSA
Join the transfer community and your WUSAs in a virtual game night!

APIDA Student Welcome
9:00 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
Join us for the APIDA Student Welcome via Zoom. We invite all incoming students that identify as Asian, Pacific Islander, and/or Desi to participate in this event. This event will consist of an upper division student panel and Q&A, so be prepared to learn and come with questions!

Dining Menu and Dining Hours

Visit the Dining Services website for a list of location hours and menus!

Religious Services

Students should only attend in-person events and services once they receive a negative COVID test result. 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.

Israeli game day with the Israel Fellow
1:00 PM
Email reshit@chabadwashu.org to RSVP and to get the exact meet up spot.
Hosted by: Chabad
Join Reshit, the Israel Fellow in Forest Park for some Sheshbesh, Matkot, and more!

Yoga on the Lawn at the CSC
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
6352 Forsyth Blvd
Hosted by: Catholic Student Center (CSC)

Welcome to Rockwell House
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Zoom Link to Event
Hosted By: Episcopal Campus Ministry (Rockwell House)
New to Rockwell House this fall? Come meet a few of our returning students, learn more about our community, and get refreshed with a short service of compline (Episcopal goodnight prayer) at our special Welcome Wednesday, one week before our regular online midweek gathering (The Feast) begins.

Virtual night of prayer and praise!
8:00 PM
Zoom Link to Event
Hosted by: Reformed University Fellowship


Wednesday, September 9th

Student Schedule

Selfie With The Seal
Ends at 5:00 PM
Legend has it that the seal under the arch in Brookings Hall should not be stepped on until after you have graduated from WashU.  Record your first week on campus with a Selfie With The Seal to be part of a community photo collage.  Find the seal, snap a selfie, and send it to 760-517-8763 to include yourself in the collage. The photo collage will be revealed at Convocation 2020!
Remote students: A digital seal is available to take a picture with and submit.

Discover WashU Contest
7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Discover WashU Checklist for Wednesday, September 9th
Check out the daily list of locations to explore on campus! Snap a picture and post a photo on Instagram with #BearBeginnings2020 to enter the daily prize drawing for a $50 Campus Bookstore gift card. Each day will feature a category of locations for you to find. All submissions will be entered for a chance to win the grand prize of a $250 Campus Bookstore gift card at the end of the week! The more you explore, the more you post, the more chances you have to win!  Students who do not have an Instagram can submit their photos via the submission form. The list will be available each day on Canvas and on this website.
Remote Students: An alternate list for students who are studying remotely or who are unable to explore the WashU campus will be available.

Wellness Wednesday
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Danforth University Center (DUC), Tisch Commons
Taking care of yourself is important as you begin your college career!  Pick up your WashU Journal today and learn about some resources that can help you navigate the ups and downs of the first weeks of the semester.  Information on practicing gratitude, mindful meditation, and self-reflection will be introduced throughout the day for your use and reference.

Academic Experiences  
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
See the email from your academic division that includes your academic experiences schedule.

Wellness Wednesday Guided Meditation
Lunch Break
Try out a brief guided meditation with Jordan Worthington from the Habif Health & Wellness Center! The meditation will be posted on Habif’s Instagram (@washu_habif) this morning. The short meditation will focus on our breath as an anchor to our present moment during times of momentous change. No previous experience with meditation is required.

Writing Center and Speaking Studio Open House
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
The Writing Center and Speaking Studio offer free writing support for all students and can help with any presentation you might have.  Our diverse group of tutors love helping with any type of writing and any type of presentation.  Virtually visit with some of our tutors and find out more about our sessions or just say hello!

Wellness Wednesday: Midweek Movement and Mindfulness
5:00 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
Join Meghann Feely from the Office of Recreation for gentle stretching and breathing to help create more ease, comfort, and peace in our physical body. Then The Reverend Callista Isabelle from the Office for Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life will lead a check-in and guided gratitude reflection for a few minutes. Take a mid-week pause and join us.

Our Name Our Stories  
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Zoom Link will be emailed to students by their WUSA
Students will listen to focused conversations around race, gender identity, and socioeconomic status. Following each video, WUSAs will lead students in facilitated conversations about these important issues.
Asynchronous students: Talk to your WUSA about any information you may have missed.

Black Student Welcome
9:00 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
Join us for the Black Student Welcome via Zoom. We invite all incoming students that identify within the African diaspora to participate in this event. This event will consist of an upperclassmen student panel and Q&A, so be prepared to learn and come with questions!

Dining Menu and Dining Hours

Visit the Dining Services website for a list of location hours and menus!

Religious Services

Students should only attend in-person events and services once they receive a negative COVID test result. 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.

International Friends Game Night!
7:30 PM
Zoom Link to Event
Hosted By: InterVarsity – International Friends
Are you an international student? Join us for games & meet new friends from all around the world! All are welcome! International Friends is community of students, scholars and spouses who care for each other and are a family while we are away from our own families back home. We cannot wait to meet you!


Thursday, September 10th

Student Schedule

Discover WashU Contest
7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Discover WashU Checklist for Thursday, September 10th
Check out the daily list of locations to explore on campus! Snap a picture and post a photo on Instagram with #BearBeginnings2020 to enter the daily prize drawing for a $50 Campus Bookstore gift card. Each day will feature a category of locations for you to find. All submissions will be entered for a chance to win the grand prize of a $250 Campus Bookstore gift card at the end of the week! The more you explore, the more you post, the more chances you have to win!  Students who do not have an Instagram can submit their photos via the submission form. The list will be available each day on Canvas and on this website.
Remote Students: An alternate list for students who are studying remotely or who are unable to explore the WashU campus will be available.

Bear Beginnings 2020 WashU Mural
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Danforth University Center (DUC), Tisch Commons
If you want to be a part of the bigger picture, today is your day!  Come pick up your piece of the class mural before 3:00 PM and return it no later than 5:00 PM to form a mural that only your incoming class can create. The finished back drop will make the perfect backdrop to any photo to send home or to add to your collection of Bear Beginnings memories.

Academic Experiences  
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
See the email from your academic division that includes your academic experiences schedule.

Connect with the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center: Fostering Community Growth and Responsibility  
7:00 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
In this session, incoming students will learn more about the prevalence of relationship and sexual violence at WashU, RSVP Center services, how to access the RSVP Center in the era of COVID-19, the university’s consent policy, campus resources, and opportunities for student involvement.

Latinx Student Welcome
9:00 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
Join us for the Latinx Student Welcome via Zoom. We invite all incoming students that identify as Latina/o/x and/or Hispanic to participate in this event. This event will consist of an upperclassmen student panel and Q&A, so be prepared to learn and come with questions!

Online Escape Room Competition Registration Closes
Register to Play by Thursday, September 10th at 10:00 PM
On Friday night, students can take part in the Online Escape Room Competition. See the event details in the event listing on Friday. Students must register by Thursday, September 10th at 10:00 PM.

Dining Menu and Dining Hours

Visit the Dining Services website for a list of location hours and menus!

Religious Services

Students should only attend in-person events and services once they receive a negative COVID test result. 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.

Pick Up and Go Bags: Self-Care is the Best Care!
5:15 PM – 7:00 PM
WashU Hillel (6300 Forsyth Boulevard)
Hosted By: Hillel at Washington University
Self-care is trending today, tomorrow, and always. Stop by WashU Hillel and pick up your self-care bag. Decorate a mezuzah to put on your door, get a curated 2020 Spotify relaxation podcast and playlist, and more goodies to help you create the best self-care regimens for the fall!

Chabad cHangOut
5:30 PM
Chabad at WashU 7018 Forsyth Blvd.
RSVPs required: chana@chabadwashu.org.
Hosted By: Chabad
Come by Chabad to enjoy our outdoor social spaces.  Meet the staff and future friends while enjoying the hammocks and some games.

Harambee’s Welcome Back Virtual Kickback
6:30 PM
Zoom Link to Event 
Hosted By: Harambee Christian Ministries (Black Campus Ministries)


Friday, September 11th

Student Schedule

Discover WashU Contest
7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Discover WashU Checklist for Friday, September 11th
Check out the daily list of locations to explore on campus! Snap a picture and post a photo on Instagram with #BearBeginnings2020 to enter the daily prize drawing for a $50 Campus Bookstore gift card. Each day will feature a category of locations for you to find. All submissions will be entered for a chance to win the grand prize of a $250 Campus Bookstore gift card at the end of the week! The more you explore, the more you post, the more chances you have to win!  Students who do not have an Instagram can submit their photos via the submission form. The list will be available each day on Canvas and on this website.
Friday’s on-campus locations also include bonus contests! Each location will have a yard sign posted that has a specific task for that location. The extra tasks can be submitted on the link in the @WashURec Instagram description. Each extra task you complete will enter you into the Athletics & Recreation raffle! Additionally, pay attention to trivia found at those locations! There will be an Athletics & Recreation Quiz available in the @WashURec Instagram description from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Students who complete the quiz will be entered into the Athletics & Recreation raffle to win a WashU gear prize pack that could include a WashU blanket, IM Champ shirt, Rec socks, an iPhone case, or gift cards to Mission Taco or Starbucks!
Remote Students: An alternate list for students who are studying remotely or who are unable to explore the WashU campus will be available.

SPIRIT DAY- On Fridays We Wear RED & Make Your Own WashU Bear
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Danforth University Center (DUC)
Get into the WashU Spirit by showing your pride with RED!  Come to the DUC to pick out your WashU Bear that you can make and decorate in the most spirited fashion.  Friday also features the finale of the Discover WashU Contest featuring an athletic and WashU spirit themed competition.

Commemorating September 11
9:28 AM
In commemoration of the 19th anniversary of 9/11, Washington University in St. Louis will lower the American flag and ring the bells of Graham Chapel 19 times at 9:28 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, marking the moment the north tower of the World Trade Center collapsed.

Academic Experiences  
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
See the email from your academic division that includes your academic experiences schedule.

Combined Studies – what is it and can I really do it at WashU?
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
If you have interest in studying a second degree, a second major, or a minor in a different undergraduate division on campus, this is an opportunity to ask your questions to representatives from the other undergraduate divisions. If you have questions about degrees, second major, or minors in your current division, you should ask your four-year adviser. Please drop in and visit the school representatives from the other divisions listed above if your academic interests extend beyond your current school. Remember, you want to visit with the representatives above with whom you are interested in pursuing a second degree, second major, or minor.

Recreation & Athletics Quiz
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Check out the @WashURec Instagram description for a link to the Athletics & Recreation Quiz! Students who complete the quiz will be entered into the Athletics & Recreation raffle to win a WashU gear prize pack that could include a WashU blanket, IM Champ shirt, Rec socks, an iPhone case, or gift cards to Mission Taco or Starbucks!

WUSA Small Group  
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Zoom Link will be emailed to students by their WUSA
Spend some time in a virtual session with your WUSA and small group reflecting on your personal values, WashU values, and important considerations as you join the WashU community.
Asynchronous students: Talk to your WUSA about any information you may have missed.

Online Escape Room Competition
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Register to Play by Thursday, September 10th at 10:00 PM
The Escape Game Unlocked is an all digital escape room experience that you can play on any device. Use evidence in your digital dossier and on the web to solve the mysteries! Teams of 1-4 can register in advance to receive a code to play. Participants will be able to work together to escape while also trying to be the Res College that has the highest participation percentage for bragging rights and a trophy displayed for the year in Bear’s Den. Students living remotely can also participate!

LGBTQIA+ Student Welcome
9:00 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
Join us for the LGBTQIA+ Student Welcome via Zoom. We invite all incoming students that identify within the queer and/or trans communities to participate in this event. This event will consist of an upperclassmen student panel and Q&A, so be prepared to learn and come with questions!

Dining Menu and Dining Hours

Visit the Dining Services website for a list of location hours and menus!

Religious Services

Students should only attend in-person events and services once they receive a negative COVID test result. 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.

Online Reform Shabbat Services
5:15 PM
Service will be hosted via Facebook live on the WashU Hillel Facebook page
Hosted by: Hillel at Washington University
Service led by Scott Massey

Conservative Shabbat Service
6:15 PM
WashU Hillel (6300 Forsyth)
Hosted by: Hillel at Washington University
Service will be masked and socially distanced

ACTS Come and Go Mixer
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Zoom Link to Event
Hosted by: Association of Christian Truth Seekers (ACTS)


Saturday, September 12th

Student Schedule

WUSA Small Group  
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Zoom Link will be emailed to students by their WUSA
Classes are Monday, Get Ready! In this session, your WUSA will share with you important information to be ready for the first days of classes. Explore academic help resources, logistics and norms for WashU, and create a vision for your first-semester goals through reflection.
Asynchronous students: Talk to your WUSA about any information you may have missed.

Everyone needs some TLC: Academic Support Q&A with The Learning Center
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
The Learning Center (TLC) staff and peer undergraduate peer mentors will be available during this session to walk through the various academic resources available to the students, how to choose the right resources and manage them for efficiency, cultivating an academic mindset, how to be successful in online classes, and more.

WUSA Small Group  
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Zoom Link will be emailed to students by their WUSA
Spend some time adjourning with your small group and WUSA as you reach the end of Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome. Join this virtual session as you reflect on your transition and take place in some of WashU’s most esteemed traditions: Convocation and Our Washington. Hear about ways to stay connected with your WUSA and small group throughout the fall.
Asynchronous students: Talk to your WUSA about any information you may have missed.

Dining Menu and Dining Hours

Visit the Dining Services website for a list of location hours and menus!

Religious Services

Students should only attend in-person events and services once they receive a negative COVID test result. 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.

ACTS CRAVE Conversation, Virtual Scavenger Hunt, and Prayer
3:30 PM-06:30 PM
Zoom Link to Event 
Hosted By: Association of Christian Truth Seekers (ACTS)


Sunday, September 13th

Student Schedule

WUSA Drop-In Hours
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Zoom Link will be available in the Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome canvas course
During these Zoom sessions, new students will be able to drop-in to have their questions answered by a WUSA.  We hope to see you there!
Asynchronous students: Talk to your WUSA about any questions you may have.

Dining Menu and Dining Hours

Visit the Dining Services website for a list of location hours and menus!

Religious Services

Students should only attend in-person events and services once they receive a negative COVID test result. 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.

Roman Catholic Mass
11:00 AM
Catholic Student Center (6352 Forsyth Blvd.)
Hosted by: Catholic Student Center
Space is limited. Please sign up to reserve your spot.

Roman Catholic Mass
4:30 PM
Catholic Student Center (6352 Forsyth Blvd.)
Hosted by: Catholic Student Center
Space is limited. Please sign up to reserve your spot.

Worship Outdoors
8:00 PM
LuMin Campus House (7019 Forsyth)
Hosted by: LuMin (ELCA Lutheran)


 

Remember to celebrate your first day of classes on Monday, September 14th by taking part in a WashU Tradition: