Fall Semester Programming

St. Louis Excursions

  • September 17th:  Balloon Glow, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    • Join us for an evening at the Forest Park Balloon Glow, at Emerson Central Fields. 
    • Food trucks, live music, a glowing balloon show, and a firework finale are the highlights of the event! Bring your U-Pass and spending money for food trucks, if you choose.  
    • Meet the 2SAs at the Village Lawn at 5:50 PM, or make your way to the University City-Big Bend MetroLink station. The train leaves at 6:05 PM. Depart the Central Fields with the 2SAs at 9:30 PM. The Central West End Blue Line train leaves at 9:54 PM. Feel free to arrive or depart from the event on your own, as well.
  • September 28th: Cardinals Game, 5:45 PM – 10:00 PM
    • Ticket pick-up information coming soon. First-come first-served.
  • October 2nd: More information coming soon
  • October 15th: More information coming soon
  • November 5th: More information coming soon
  • November 19th: More information coming soon
  • December 4th: More information coming soon

For questions, contact Dacoda Scarlett, First Year Center Coordinator 

Classroom Connections

More information coming soon!

For questions, please contact Miranda Kroeger, First Year Center Administrative Coordinator

Strengths Academy

The Sophomore Strengths Academy helps students learn how to leverage their strengths in a variety of situations. Through the workshop, students will identify their individual strengths and learn how to utilize them during their academic and professional development, familiarize themselves with Career Center resources, and connect with professional staff in Campus Life and Career Center. 

October Sessions:

  • October 6th, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Simon I (May Auditorium) 
  • October 18th, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, McMillan G052
  • October 26th, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Simon I (May Auditorium) 

Register for an October Session Here

November Sessions:

  • November 2nd, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Simon I (May Auditorium) 
  • November 16th,  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Simon I (May Auditorium) 
  • November 22nd, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Simon I (May Auditorium) 

RSVP Link for November Coming Soon

For questions, contact Mandy Curtis, Department Coordinator for Campus Life, and Ahmar Ursani, Career Center Assistant Director of Career Development. Hosted by Campus Life and the Career Center.

What the Lou Series

What the Lou Series supports sophomore students experiencing their community. Over the course of five weeks, students will have the opportunity to explore their passions, establish their priorities for services, and be able to live their values through service. If you have an interest in serving or see service as a career pathway, this experience will support both interests. Participants will be emailed a confirmation of their RSVP with further details every Friday prior to the Saturday event.

  • September 18th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Women’s Building Formal Lounge
    • In this foundational session, students will meet to connect with other sophomores interested in community engagement and service. We will set the stage for the Saturday series with a focus on UN Sustainable Global Goals, consider how we can enter new communities with curiosity and humility, and dig into some narratives about St. Louis. This Saturday session is required in order to attend any subsequent sessions.
    • To participate, RSVP here
  • September 25th, 10:00 AM bus pick-up – 3:00 PM bus drop-off
    • Join us for a half-day immersion in Old North, St. Louis. We will engage in thoughtful conversation with community members, learn more about a local St. Louis neighborhood, and listen to perspectives and stories about what it means to be a member of this larger community. Lunch at a local restaurant included.
    • To participate, RSVP prior to Noon on September 22nd
  • October 2nd, 10:00 AM bus pick-up – 2:00 PM bus drop-off
    • If you’re interested in mentoring and youth development, this session is for you! During our time together, we will volunteer at a local YMCA branch and learn about some of the mentoring and tutoring efforts throughout the region.
    • To participate, RSVP prior to Noon on September 29th 
  • October 16th, 10:00 AM bus pick-up – 2:00 PM bus drop-off
    • This session focuses on the intersections of health and wellness and sustainability. We will visit a local nonprofit organization focused on making St. Louis a greener city.
    • To participate, RSVP prior to Noon on October 13th
  • October 23rd, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    • Come connect with campus and community partners from across the region! Sign-up for opportunities available and attend topical panel sessions of your choosing ranging from advocacy efforts to tutoring and working with kids.
    • To participate, RSVP prior to Noon on October 20th

For questions, contact Jessica Eagen, Campus Y Executive Director. What the Lou Series is hosted by Campus Y, Campus Life, and the Gephardt Institute.

Academic Programming

Arts & Sciences

  • September 27th – 29th: Study Abroad Showcase
    • Overseas Programs is excited to once again host their annual Fall Study Abroad Showcase (virtually!). With program options in over 60 countries around the world, join Overseas Programs and partners to learn of semester, academic year and/or summer study abroad opportunities available to WashU students. Visit https://sites.wustl.edu/overseasprograms/ for the schedule of events. 
  • September 27th – October 1st: Undergraduate Research Week 
    • This week of virtual events will include our annual Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium as a venue for students to present their research to the greater WashU community. The symposium will open September 27th and run concurrently with panels and workshops. Visit our website to learn more and to register, or students can sign up here to be part of our mailing list to get tips, tricks, and all the latest details about Undergraduate Research Week. Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research. 
  • September 29th: Arts & Sciences Major Decision Workshop, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • This event is for Arts & Sciences sophomores only. Arts & Sciences sophomores still choosing a major are invited to a Zoom-based Major Decision Workshop with a College Dean, a Career Advisor, and an upper-class student. Please register for the Zoom link.
  • October 14th: Arts & Sciences Major Decision Workshop, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • This event is for Arts & Sciences sophomores only. Arts & Sciences sophomores still choosing a major are invited to a Zoom-based Major Decision Workshop with a College Dean, a Career Advisor, and an upper-class student. Please register to receive a Zoom link.
  • October 25th – 28th: Arts & Sciences Major-Minor Fair
    • Held virtually. ArtSci students can explore the major and minor options offered by the College of Arts & Sciences. Students from all divisions interested in a second major or minor in Arts & Sciences are welcome! Registration link coming soon. 

Olin Business School

  • September 27th – 29th: Study Abroad Showcase
    • Overseas Programs is excited to once again host their annual Fall Study Abroad Showcase (virtually!). With program options in over 60 countries around the world, join Overseas Programs and partners to learn of semester, academic year and/or summer study abroad opportunities available to WashU students. Visit https://sites.wustl.edu/overseasprograms/ for the schedule of events.  
  • September 27th – October 1st: Undergraduate Research Week 
    • This week of virtual events will include our annual Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium as a venue for students to present their research to the greater WashU community. The symposium will open September 27th and run concurrently with panels and workshops. Visit our website to learn more and to register, or students can sign up here to be part of our mailing list to get tips, tricks, and all the latest details about Undergraduate Research Week. Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research. 

McKelvey School of Engineering

  • September 27th – 29th: Study Abroad Showcase
    • Overseas Programs is excited to once again host their annual Fall Study Abroad Showcase (virtually!). With program options in over 60 countries around the world, join Overseas Programs and partners to learn of semester, academic year and/or summer study abroad opportunities available to WashU students. Visit https://sites.wustl.edu/overseasprograms/ for the schedule of events. 
  • September 27th – October 1st: Undergraduate Research Week 
    • This week of virtual events will include our annual Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium as a venue for students to present their research to the greater WashU community. The symposium will open September 27th and run concurrently with panels and workshops. Visit our website to learn more and to register, or students can sign up here to be part of our mailing list to get tips, tricks, and all the latest details about Undergraduate Research Week. Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research. 

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

  • September 27th – October 1st: Undergraduate Research Week 
    • This week of virtual events will include our annual Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium as a venue for students to present their research to the greater WashU community. The symposium will open September 27th and run concurrently with panels and workshops. Visit our website to learn more and to register, or students can sign up here to be part of our mailing list to get tips, tricks, and all the latest details about Undergraduate Research Week. Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research. 

2SAs

What is a 2SA?

The 2SA position (Two-SAH), or Second-Year Student Associate, is a semester-long student leader role that focuses on engaging with and supporting second-year students with their academic and social activities at WashU.

Meet your 2SAs!

Coming Soon!

2SA Hours

Coming Soon!

Programming Calendar