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Introduction Welcome to the WashU community! Along with my colleagues in Student Affairs, we aim to support your success both inside and outside the classroom. From move-in to Commencement, we are here for you. When you arrive to campus, you will meet faculty, staff, and student leaders who are ready to help you make the adjustment to WashU. I encourage you to take time to get to know them. I also encourage you to get involved outside of class – get a job on campus, participate in research, or join a student group. Research shows the most successful college students are those who are actively involved on campus, and there are many opportunities available to you. Enclosed you will find a summary of resources that provide an outline of the services and supports we offer to aid in your success. In addition, there is a brief overview of important tasks for you to complete over the summer. I also suggest you to visit newstudents.wustl.edu for more in-depth information about how to prepare for your arrival. We know this can be both an exciting and stressful time for you and your family. And we know that it is not a typical summer or year, but we hope you will find a moment of respite to reflect on the hard work and accomplishments that have led you to WashU. Those tools and strategies will aid in your success in college. At WashU, we strive to know each student by name and story. I look forward to learning yours. Again, welcome to WashU and we’ll see you soon!

Anna “Dr.G.” Gonzalez, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Washington University in St. Louis  

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Academics ..............................................

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Health, Well-Being, and Safety ....................

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Preparing for Arrival .................................

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Finances .................................................

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Getting Involved ......................................

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Before You Arrive Checklist ........................

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Establish Access WEBSTAC Web STudent ACcess is an online WashU platform where you register for classes, see your grades, request official transcripts, review billing information, check your meal plan points and Bear Bucks activity, and more. CONTACT INFORMATION Please check your WebSTAC account to make sure your mailing address and cell phone number are listed correctly. It’s also good to make sure your parent and family member contact information is up to date, including mailing addresses, home and cell phone numbers, and email addresses. This will ensure they receive important university communications and emergency notifications. You can make mailing address and phone number updates yourself in WebSTAC. To change the listed family member email(s), please visit families.wustl.edu and select Communications. Click on the link to complete a form to update your student record. PREFERRED NAME WashU recognizes that many students prefer to use names other than their legal names to identify themselves. Any student on the Danforth Campus may choose to identify a preferred first name in addition to their official name of record. Students can add or change their preferred name on WebSTAC. WebSTAC.wustl.edu

WUSTL KEY Your WUSTL Key is the set of login credentials (login ID and password) you’ll use to access WebSTAC and many other WashU online services. All entering first-year and transfer students receive an email notification from the University Registrar with information about their WUSTL Key, WebSTAC, and their university email address. WUSTLkey.wustl.edu 3 | BEAR ESSENTIALS


STUDENT EMAIL Use your @wustl.edu email. It’s very important that you start using your WashU email address once you have it. It’s the main way you’ll receive information from the university. Remember to check it several times a week! email.wustl.edu

DUO: WASHU 2FA TWO-STEP AUTHENTICATION WashU 2FA—a two-factor (or two-step) authentication service provided by Duo, an industry leader in cybersecurity services, adds a second layer of security to your WUSTL Key account when accessing WashU systems that may contain sensitive personal information. Verifying your identity through the use of a second device prevents hackers and identity thieves from logging in to these systems, even if they know your WUSTL Key credentials. Through Duo, you’ll be alerted immediately if someone tries to log in using your credentials. it.wustl.edu.

PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of your student records. WashU policies enforce this law. Certain pieces of directory information (such as your name, mailing address, and phone number) may be publicly available, unless you have placed an information restriction on your record. If you wish to restrict the release of this information, log in to WebSTAC and navigate to Student Information, then FERPA Rights and Record Privacy. Similarly, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects the privacy of your medical records. Your Student Health Services portal, including medical records, is accessed using your WUSTL Key credentials. This means anyone with your WUSTL Key can see significant personal health information, including appointments and medical tests. We strongly encourage you to keep your password protected from anyone you do not not wish to have access to your personal health information. registrar.wustl.edu 314-935-5959

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STUDENT ID CARD Your ID card provides proof of your student status at WashU, holds points for your meal plan, gives you access to buildings and computer labs on campus, and much more. You will receive your student ID card when you arrive on campus.

JUNE Activate your WUSTL Key. Enroll in DUO two-factor authentication. Activate your WashU email account. Review and edit your WebSTAC User Profile. JULY Send a head-shot to Campus Card Services for your student ID

ONLINE RESOURCES Visit newstudents.wustl.edu for more information about how to complete each checklist item.

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Academics ACADEMIC DIVISIONS Your WashU academic experience is greatly shaped by your academic division. We encourage you to connect with your academic division for specific questions regarding your academic experience.

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

artsci.wustl.edu college@wustl.edu 314-935-6800

MCKELVEY SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

engineering.wustl.edu euss@wustl.edu 314-935-6100

OLIN BUSINESS SCHOOL

SAM FOX SCHOOL OF DESIGN & VISUAL ARTS

olin.wustl.edu

samfoxschool.wustl.edu

bsba@olin.wustl.edu

gbinning@wustl.edu

314-935-6315

314-935-6532

BEYOND BOUNDARIES beyondboundaries.wustl.edu

314-935-3040

beyondboundaries@wustl.edu

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ACADEMIC ADVISING WashU is committed to providing students with the assistance and support needed to achieve their academic goals. As part of that commitment, WashU provides each student with an academic adviser. Your academic division will match you with an adviser who will help you plan a successful course of study, navigate course listings, and assist you with choosing classes that correspond with your interests. Advisers meet with students each semester, or more if desired, to discuss academic, personal, and career goals. In early June, you will receive the name and contact information for your academic adviser, who will speak with you about the course selection process.

COURSE REGISTRATION You will register for fall courses online via WebSTAC in mid-July at your assigned registration time. Your academic division will provide you with a registration time in June. AP/IB/Transfer Credits: WashU generally accepts AP scores of a 4 or 5 for course credit. Some departments assign credit based solely upon the AP score, whereas others give credit contingent on the completion of a higher-level course. Some departments do not grant course credit but allow students to place into a higher-level class. Questions regarding International Baccalaureate (IB) and credit for college-level course work should be referred to your school’s registrar. Placement and Diagnostic Exams: Students interested in taking one of the following courses may be required to take a placement exam: •

Calculus and math

Languages

Chemistry

Music

Computer Science

Writing

Dance

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PRE-PROFESSIONAL ADVISING Interested in a future in the health professions or a career in law? Sign up for the pre-health or pre-law listserv to learn more. Pre-Health: prehealth.wustl.edu Pre-Law: artsci.wustl.edu/prelaw


We encourage you to complete the online placement and diagnostic exams prior to speaking to your academic adviser about fall course selection. When you take the exams, be sure to record your final scores and have them available when consulting with your adviser. To learn more about the placement exams, please visit newstudents.wustl.edu.

COMBINED STUDIES While WashU has several undergraduate academic divisions, students are not limited to a single area of study. Each academic division has different course requirements for its degrees; however, these degree programs have room for you to pursue an additional major or minor, or even a dual degree. If you desire to pursue a combined studies curriculum, you should: •

attend the combined studies program during Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome;

speak with the school(s) or department(s) that interest you; and

seek guidance from your academic adviser.

DISABILITY RESOURCES Disability Resources (DR) is the designated department at WashU for ensuring the equal access and inclusion of disabled students on the Danforth Campus. DR is committed to providing qualified students with disabilities the assistance necessary to enable them to accomplish their educational goals and derive the full benefit of campus life. Students are encouraged to visit DR’s website to review the process for requesting accommodations, including WashU’s documentation guidelines. Determinations about accommodations and other adjustments are made on an individual, case-by-case basis. DR recommends students complete a New Student Registration (on the DR homepage) and submit their documentation prior to the start of the academic term to avoid delays in accessing accommodations once classes begin. disability.wustl.edu disabilityresources@wustl.edu

314-935-5970


ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Effective teaching and learning depend on the ability of members of the academic community to trust one another and the integrity of work submitted for academic credit. This mutual trust enables all students to achieve their highest potential. All students, faculty, and administrative staff share in the responsibility of ensuring the honesty and fairness of the learning environment at WashU. In addition to issues of academic integrity, the Student Conduct Code addresses other behaviors that interfere with the creation of a safe living and learning environment. Student Conduct and Community Standards works closely with the Academic Integrity Deans of each college, as well as other administrators and offices, to promote and educate students about the standards and expectations in our academic community. The Student Conduct Code can be found by visiting the Student Conduct and Community Standards website. studentconduct.wustl.edu

Please make sure you familiarize yourself with the Student Code of Conduct, as well as your individual college’s policy.

STUDY ABROAD Understanding other cultures, languages, and countries is important, whether you’re an environmental engineer, artist, architect, accountant, pre-health student, or historian. WashU offers many ways to incorporate international study into your undergraduate program, placing students in more than 50 countries each year. Each undergraduate school has developed high-quality study abroad opportunities that enhance the strengths of its undergraduate programs. We offer a variety of full-year, semester, and summer programs that allow you to earn credit toward your major, minor, or general degree requirements while studying abroad. sa.wustl.edu 314-935-5958

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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH Many WashU students participate in independent research or as members of faculty-led teams. The key to getting started is finding a subject you are passionate about and making connections with faculty who share that interest. Get to know professors, teaching assistants, and upper-division students in your courses or in other departments to explore your interests and find undergraduate research opportunities. The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) supports undergraduate students in all disciplines and academic divisions undergradresearch.wustl.edu.

Check your WUSTL email account several times a week for important messages from your academic division. You will receive details about course registration and connecting with your academic adviser. You may also be asked to fill out important forms. JUNE Take any necessary online placement and diagnostic exams. Connect with Disability Resources if you require accommodations due to an identified disability or have questions about specific disability-related concerns. Complete the academic integrity module. JULY Register for classes during your assigned registration time. AUGUST Confirm your AP, IB, and transfer credits were sent to the university.

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Health, Well-Being, and Safety HABIF HEALTH AND WELLNESS Habif Health and Wellness Center provides medical and mental healthcare, as well as health promotion services. Same-day medical appointments are available for urgent needs. You are required to provide Habif Health and Wellness with important health information, such as date of immunizations and health history, prior to moving onto campus. More information about specific requirements can be found on the Habif Health and Wellness website. In addition, you are required by university policy to have adequate health insurance coverage. If you wish to waive the university’s student health insurance plan, you must be able to demonstrate equivalent coverage and complete a waiver prior to September 5th. Waiver requirements can be found on the Habif website. habif.wustl.edu

HabifInfo@wustl.edu

314-935-6666

MEDICAL SERVICES Medical Services provides routine, preventive health care; evaluation or treatment of illnesses and injuries; and immunizations. An on-site lab, radiology department, and pharmacy also serve students. Habif Health and Wellness Center is committed to providing the highest quality of care at a reasonable cost to students. Information about co-pays and insurance are available on the Habif website.

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MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES Mental Health Services provides individual, couples, and group counseling. Psychiatric services are provided to prescribe and monitor medication. Crisis services are also available. All full-time students who pay the university health and wellness fee as part of their tuition are eligible for services. For more information about what we are able to provide, please see the Scope of Services statement. HEALTH PROMOTION SERVICES Health Promotion Services provides free programs and risk reduction information on issues including stress management, sleep habits, sexual health, and alcohol or other drug use.

DIET AND NUTRITION If you have a food allergy, sensitivity, intolerance, or other dietary needs or preferences. The Nutrition Team at Dining Services can help you: •

learn what’s available to meet your nutrition needs and preferences;

navigate various dining outlets, foods, menus, and staff;

determine your level of care in terms of allergy processes; and

establish a resource for potential obstacles that may occur as the semester progresses.

Dining Services has experience meeting the needs of students observing a wide range of diets including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, Halal, and Kosher, among others. Please reach out to the nutrition team to speak with one of the university’s dietitians before arriving on campus. Rebecca Miller, MPH, RDN, LD miller.rebecca@wustl.edu diningservices.wustl.edu/nutrition/ 314-935-2034

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ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG EDUCATION Each student is expected to complete an online alcohol and other drug course (Alcohol EDU), before coming to campus for Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome. In late July/early August, you will receive instructions via your WashU email about how to log on and complete the course. WASHU RECOVERY GROUP The WashU Recovery Group provides regular meetings, activities, and social support for all students in recovery from alcohol or other drug abuse. Resources, one-on-one consultations, and a dedicated private space are essential aspects of the group. habif.wustl.edu

314-935-7386

recovery@wustl.edu

RELATIONSHIP & SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION The RSVP Center operates from a public health model and uses trauma-informed practices, response, and prevention education to address relationship and sexual violence. rsvp.wustl.edu

rsvpcenter@wustl.edu

Non-Emergency 314-935-3445 | Emergency 314-935-5555 (WUPD)

RECREATION WashU Rec is dedicated to providing students, faculty, and staff a first-rate health, wellness, and recreation experience. Along with running the Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center and the South 40 Fitness Center, WashU Rec develops intramural sports programs, advises sport clubs, and provides comprehensive BearFit fitness programs and services that includes group exercise classes and personal training. recreation.wustl.edu

rec@wustl.edu

314-935-4619

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT (WUPD) WashU has developed initiatives to both enhance personal safety and protect property. The WashU Police Department, also known as WUPD, is a diverse law enforcement team that provides foot, bicycle, and vehicle patrol 24 hours a day, seven days a week. WUPD officers possess the same authority on campus as that of a St. Louis County police officer. police.wustl.edu

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police@wustl.edu

314-935-5555


EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS We encourage you and your family members to sign up for emergency alerts. You can get alerts by downloading the WUSTL mobile app and allowing notifications. You will then receive all campus-wide alerts issued by emergency operations. emergency.wustl.edu

JUNE Learn about the medical and mental resources available at WashU. Learn about how to transfer mental health care to a St. Louis provider. JULY Complete your Habif Health and Wellness Center requirement (including health history, vaccination/immunization documentation, and health insurance waiver). Transfer your medical records and prescriptions to the Habif Health and Wellness Center and make arrangements for treatment. Contact Habif if you will require a referral for ongoing specialist care while attending WashU. AUGUST Complete AlcoholEdu for College, an alcohol and other drug prevention education online module through EVERFI.

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Preparing for Arrival One of the most important aspects of your first year at WashU will be your living experience. Our residence halls will provide many opportunities for you to live comfortably, study, and build friendships that will last throughout your college career and lifetime. You will be encouraged and supported in your intellectual development by forming relationships with students, faculty, and staff.

RESIDENTIAL LIVING AS A NEW STUDENT First-year students live in one of the 10 residential colleges in a section of campus known as the South 40, located at the southwest end of the Danforth Campus. Each residential college has a director or RCD, a full-time staff member who lives in residence and facilitates community engagement within the college, assists in day-to-day operations, and manages the team of resident advisors (RAs). RAs are trained upper-division students who live in residence and serve as leaders and peer mentors. In addition, WashU faculty members also work closely with first-year student communities, providing significant faculty–student interaction outside the classroom. Each residential college has its own dedicated custodial and maintenance personnel.

FLOOR PLANS Floor plans for each building can be found online at reslife.wustl.edu

PACKING LIST A suggested packing list can be found at newstudents.wustl.edu

Residence halls throughout campus feature lounges, study rooms, personal computing, and collaboration rooms. reslife.wustl.edu

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reslife@wustl.edu

314-935-5050


All rooms include the following for each resident:

Rooms may also have: •

mini-blinds

bed and mattress (extra-long twin, 36” x 80”)

adjustable height beds (allowing

desk and chair

dresser and closet space

central air conditioning

small recycling bin

for more storage space) carpeting

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Wayman Crow Residential College

Lee and Beaumont Residential College

William Greenleaf Eliot Residential College

Robert S. Brookings Residential College

Umrath and Zetcher Residential College

Thomas H. Eliot Residential College

Shanedling, Dauten, and Rutledge (JKL) Residential College

Liggett and Koenig Residential College

Park and Mudd Residential College

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Hitzeman, Hurd, and Myers (HIG) Residential College


SHIPPING ITEMS TO CAMPUS USPS, UPS, FedEx, and other parcel services deliver to your WashU campus address. Remember to include your full address, which varies depending on where you live on campus. See guidelines below for creating your address label:

First and Last Name MSC Number XXXXXX Street Address City, State Zip Code

Your MSC number and mailing address can be found with your housing assignment on WebSTAC. We are able to accept packages for students no sooner than 14 days before their move-in day. mailservices.wustl.edu

MOVE-IN AND BEAR BEGINNINGS Bear Beginnings is the official welcome for you and your family to the university. As you begin making plans for your move to WashU, we encourage you to visit newstudents.wustl.edu for the most up-to-date information about what to expect and how to prepare. You and your family will receive a companion guide called the “Residential Life Move-In Guide” that will provide detailed instructions and information around the logistics of Move-In Day. During Bear Beginnings, you will engage with faculty, staff, and students connected to your residential college; learn about the experiences you will have in your academic division; participate in social programs to help you start making friends; and prepare for the first week of classes. Details about Parent & Family Orientation are still being developed. Updates will be posted to families.wustl.edu.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS If you are a new international student on a visa, you are expected to participate in an international orientation program designed to help you transition to both the United States and WashU. The program covers issues unique to international students and provides additional time for you to acclimate to the campus and St. Louis communities. oiss.wustl.edu

JUNE Complete Bear Beginnings: Get Your Bearings online orientation. JULY Check your housing assignment. AUGUST Sign up for a U-Pass, a free transit card for St. Louis public transportation. Participate in the Bear Beginnings: Summer Engagement Series. Pack for Move-In Day!

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Finances STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES Student Financial Services (SFS) takes a personal approach. Each student is assigned a financial counselor who will be with you and your family from the moment you exchange hellos to graduation and beyond. Before you arrive on campus, we encourage you to check out the SFS website for information on how to view and pay your bill, payment options, and the documentation needed to complete an I-9 if you plan to work on campus. Your counselor is here to provide information and resource assistance. financialaid.wustl.edu

financial@wustl.edu

314-935-5900 | Toll free 888-547-6670

STUDENT ACCOUNTING Student Accounting generates billing information, receives payments, and maintains your student account. They are here to help you understand your invoice and payment options, as well as disburse refunds and produce your 1098-T forms. financialservices.wustl.edu

studentbilling@wustl.edu

314-935-5274 | Toll free 800-758-0050

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ACCESS YOUR BILLING INFORMATION •

Your first billing statement will be issued electronically in early July. Login to WebSTAC > Billing & Bear Bucks> Pay/View My Bill to access your billing statement.

Monthly billing statements are generated on the last business day of the month. Students can view current transaction activity on WebSTAC under Billing & Bear Bucks/Account Inquiry at any time.

If you would like your parents or family members to receive your monthly billing statement, please invite them under Billing & Bear Bucks > Pay/View My Bill > Click on their name in the top left corner > Send a payer invitation. Your family member will promptly receive an email with the user ID you created and a link to the parent billing portal. All other information in WebSTAC will remain private. financialservices.wustl.edu

studentbilling@wustl.edu

314-935-5264

BEAR BUCKS Many students opt in to a Bear Bucks account, a cashless system (similar to a debit card) for making purchases at select on-campus and off-campus vendors. Bear Bucks can be used for residential laundry services, both campus stores, at select vending machines, for various printing services around campus, and at all campus dining locations. In addition, many area businesses accept Bear Bucks. Visit the Campus Card website for a complete list of locations that accept Bear Bucks. card.wustl.edu

campuscard@wustl.edu

314-935-8800 | Toll free 855-935-8800

BANKING OPTIONS While it may be easier to maintain a relationship with the bank you use at home, many students find that it’s convenient to have an account with a local bank. Bank of America has a full-service branch located on campus on the second floor of Mallinckrodt Center (close to the Bunny). In addition, Bank of America ATMs are located on the South 40, the Village, and by Seigle Hall.

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Getting Involved Your first priority at WashU will be academics. Also important is how you choose to spend your time outside the classroom—whether that is participating in a student group, engaging in undergraduate research, or working on campus. Co-curricular involvement is a great way to make peer connections and friendships, build skills that complement your classroom learning, and explore interests beyond the classroom. We encourage you to get involved in at least one co-curricular opportunity.

ARTS ON CAMPUS WashU enjoys a vibrant array of public arts offerings available to community and campus audiences alike. Opportunities range from world-class professional performances and exhibitions to concerts, plays, art shows, and writing workshops that give students a chance to hone their talents. arts.wustl.edu

ATHLETICS & RECREATION The WashU Department of Athletics competes in Division III of the NCAA with 23 NCAA Team National Championship wins, 254 conference title wins, and 245 NCAA conference appearances. Show your spirit and cheer on the WashU Bears! washubears.com Intramural (IM) and club sports are also a fun and engaging way to interact with the WashU community in recreational sports. Intramural sports are open to all students and are a great way to try new activities in a friendly and fun environment. rec.wustl.edu

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CAMPUS LIFE Campus Life empowers students to discover and define themselves and their communities through advising, programs, and resources. Campus Life supports leadership development, student involvement, and fraternity and sorority life. campuslife.wustl.edu

CAREER CENTER The Career Center is part of your four-year experience. During your first years, we will help you explore future possibilities, connect with employers and alumni, and land meaningful summer work or an internship. When you’re ready, we’ll assist you in finding your first post-graduation job or prepare for graduate or professional school. Plan to meet with a career advisor to get started on your journey. careercenter.wustl.edu

314-935-5930

CIVIC AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Active civic and community involvement are central to WashU’s student culture. Many opportunities are available, from one-day projects and philanthropy events to community partnerships that involve an ongoing commitment and a deeper exploration of your role as an engaged citizen in St. Louis and around the world. Find out how to become involved in the community by visiting: The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement gephardtinstitute.wustl.edu Campus Y campusY.wustl.edu

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION The Center for Diversity and Inclusion provides opportunities for students who wish to engage with topics of equity and inclusion, dialogue around social change, explore social justice education, and find affinity groups and programs. The Center’s work includes advocating for students and connecting them to resources and existing support systems on campus and in the St. Louis community. cdi.wustl.edu

ENTREPRENEURSHIP The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship aims to inspire and develop creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship at WashU. skandalaris.wustl.edu The Student Entrepreneurial Program (StEP), an initiative of the Skandalaris Center, provides students the opportunity to own and operate their own businesses while serving the campus community with unique resources. Students can buy into an existing business or start a new one! step.wustl.edu

RELIGIOUS, SPIRITUAL, AND ETHICAL LIFE The Office for Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life encourages interfaith understanding, supports the diverse religious, spiritual, and ethical communities on campus, and facilitates interfaith student leadership development. They serve the entire community, including students of any or no religious, spiritual, or philosophical background. All are welcome! students.wustl.edu/ORSEL

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STUDENT GOVERNMENT Student Union is WashU’s governing undergraduate student body. Its primary mission is to advocate for students, allocate funding for student groups, and program events for all students. su.wustl.edu Congress of the South 40 (CS40) is the representative and programming body for the residential colleges. It’s a great way to meet people in your community and learn about leadership. cs40.wustl.edu

STUDENT GROUPS WashU hosts more than 450 student groups. At the Activities Fair held at the beginning of each semester, you can learn more about student groups that align with your interests and goals. wugo.wustl.edu/

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JUNE Activate your WUSTL Key. Enroll in DUO two-factor authentication. Activate your WashU email account. Review and edit your WebSTAC User Profile. Take any necessary online placement and diagnostic exams. Connect with Disability Resources if you require accommodations due to an identified disability or have questions about specific disability-related concerns. Complete the academic integrity module. Learn about the medical and mental resources available at WashU. Learn about how to transfer mental health care to a St. Louis provider. Complete Bear Beginnings: Get Your Bearings online orientation.

JULY Send a head-shot to Campus Card Services for your student ID. Register for classes during your assigned registration time. Complete your Habif Health and Wellness Center requirement (including health history, vaccination/immunization documentation, and health insurance waiver). Transfer your medical records and prescriptions to the Habif Health and Wellness Center and make arrangements for treatment. Contact Habif if you will require a referral for ongoing specialist care while attending WashU. Check your housing assignment.

AUGUST Confirm your AP, IB, and transfer credits were sent to the university. Complete AlcoholEdu for College, an alcohol and other drug prevention education online module through EVERFI. Sign up for a U-Pass, a free transit card for St. Louis public transportation. Participate in the Bear Beginnings: Summer Engagement Series. Pack for Move-In Day!

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First Year Center

newstudents.wustl.edu

314-935-5040

Dining Services

diningservices.wustl.edu

314-935-7098

Habif Health and Wellness Center

habif.wustl.edu

314-935-6666

Residential Life (ResLife)

reslife.wustl.edu

314-935-5050

Student Financial Services

sfs.wustl.edu

314-935-5900

University Registrar

registrar.wustl.edu

314-935-5959

For a list of other university contacts, visit this QR code.

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