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Introduction Dear students, Welcome to the Washington University family! My name is Anna “Dr. G” Gonzalez, and I serve as the vice chancellor for student affairs. My team is here to help coordinate the WashU student experience that happens outside the classroom. This past year, the Division of Student Affairs engaged in a robust strategic planning process, engaging students, faculty, staff, families, and alumni to learn about their priorities and aspirations for the WashU experience. From this planning, we developed five core values for the Division: 1. Student Engagement & Belonging 2. Leadership 3. Career Development 4. Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI) 5. Healthy Excellence These core values provide a foundation for our work and help us articulate the impact of a robust residential campus experience. One of the most important aspects of your experience is that you feel connected to a supportive community. Please know that our staff members are here to encourage you and introduce important resources. Enclosed, you will find a wide range of information designed to aid your transition. In addition, the guide offers a brief overview of important tasks for you to complete over the summer. You can visit newstudents.wustl.edu for more information about your pre-arrival preparation. Once on campus, there are many ways to get involved outside the classroom- from participating in research to joining one of our many student groups. Please see the “Getting Involved” section of Bear Essentials to learn more. Finally, as your vice chancellor for student affairs, please know I am here for you. There will be many opportunities for connection during your time at WashU, and I am cheering for you as you begin this next phase of your academic and life journey. Warmly,
Anna “Dr.G.” Gonzalez, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs @akgonzal327 @akgonzal327
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Establishing Access .....................................
Launching Your Academic Career ..................
Maintaining Health, Well-Being, and Safety .....
Living on Campus .......................................
Managing College Finances ..........................
Getting Involved .........................................
Before You Arrive Checklist ...........................
Important Contacts .....................................
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Establishing 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 a good idea to make sure your parent and family members’ 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 Update Family Email Address, complete the form, and hit submit. If you would like to remove a family contact, please email email@example.com from your @wustl.edu email account. 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
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STUDENT EMAIL It’s very important that you start using your @wustl.edu email address once you have it, as it’s the primary 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 (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, you’ll be asked to verify your identity through the use of a second device. This extra step prevents hackers and identity thieves from logging in to these systems, even if they know your WUSTL Key credentials. Through Duo, you’ll immediately be alerted if someone tries to log in using your credentials. it.wustl.edu.
PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION The 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 wish to have access to your personal health information. registrar.wustl.edu
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STUDENT ID CARD Your WashU student ID card makes your affiliation with WashU official! Your card is your proof of identity on campus, holds individual meal plan and Bear Bucks accounts, and grants access to your residential college on the South 40 and academic buildings across the Danforth Campus. By July 31, 2022, all first-year undergraduate students must complete a WashU Student ID Card Application at card.wustl.edu in order to receive their ID upon checking into campus on Move-in Day.
JUNE Activate your WUSTL Key. Enroll in Duo two-factor authentication. Activate your WashU email account. Review and edit your WebSTAC user profile. JULY Apply for your WashU student ID card.
ONLINE RESOURCES Visit newstudents.wustl.edu for more information about how to complete each checklist item.
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Launching Your Academic Career ACADEMIC DIVISIONS We encourage you to connect with your academic division for specific questions regarding your academic experience.
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
MCKELVEY SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
OLIN BUSINESS SCHOOL
SAM FOX SCHOOL OF DESIGN &
BEYOND BOUNDARIES 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 your academic adviser’s name and contact information.
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 academic division registrar. Placement and Diagnostic Exams: Students interested in taking courses in one of the following areas may be required to audition or take a placement exam: •
Calculus and math
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PRE-PROFESSIONAL ADVISING Interested in a future in the health professions or a career in law? Visit the PreHealth and PreLaw program websites for more information. PreHealth: prehealth.wustl.edu PreLaw: 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, 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
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 benefits 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
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 the responsibility for ensuring the honesty and fairness of WashU’s learning environment. 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 familiarize yourself with the Student Conduct Code, as well as your individual collegeʼs policy.
STUDY ABROAD Understanding other cultures, languages, and countries is important, whether you’re an environmental engineer, artist, architect, accountant, prehealth 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 yearlong, semester, and summer programs that allow you to earn credit toward your major, minor, or general degree requirements while studying abroad. sa.wustl.edu
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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH Many WashU students participate in independent research or as members of facultyled 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 complete 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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Maintaining Health, Well-Being, and Safety HEALTH AND WELLNESS The Habif Health and Wellness Center provides medical and mental health care as well as health promotion services. Same-day medical appointments are available for urgent needs. You are required to provide Habif with important health information, such as immunization records 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 5. Waiver requirements can be found on the Habif website. habif.wustl.edu firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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. The Habif Health and Wellness Center is committed to providing the highest quality care at a reasonable cost to students. Information about co-pays and insurance is available on the Habif website.
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MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES Mental Health Services provides individual, couples, and group counseling; quick consultations called “Let’s Talk”; and psychiatric services to prescribe and monitor medication. Students can also access tools such as Therapy Assistance Online, offering brief educational videos related to mental health, wellness, and substance use issues. Crisis services are also available. Students are encouraged to download the Timely Care app to access 24/7 mental health support services. Learn more at timelycare.com/wustl.edu. 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 provide, please see the Scope of Services statement at students.wustl.edu/mental-health-services. HEALTH PROMOTION SERVICES Health Promotion Services provides free resources and programs as well as risk reduction information related to alcohol and other drug use, mental health, and sexual health. Resources on community health and self-care are also available.
DIET AND NUTRITION If you have a food allergy, sensitivity, intolerance, or other dietary needs or preferences, the Nutrition Team at Dining Services is committed to helping 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
Establish a resource for potential obstacles that may occur as the semester progresses
Dining Services has experience meeting the nutritional needs of students observing a wide range of diets, including allergen-free, vegetarian, vegan, Halal, and Kosher, among others. If you need dietary assistance, complete the Dietary Needs Assessment at bit.ly/wustl-nutrition. diningservices.wustl.edu/nutrition
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ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG EDUCATION Each student is expected to complete an online alcohol and other drug course (Year One College Behavior Profile) 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 program. The Recovery Group provides regular, student-led meetings and social support for students in recovery from alcohol or other drug use. Habif staff members offer resources, optional one-on-one and group consultations, and a dedicated private space to support the group. students.wustl.edu/washu-recovery-group
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
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 sports clubs, and provides comprehensive BearFit fitness programs and services that include group exercise classes and personal training. recreation.wustl.edu
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT 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, 7 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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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 push notifications. You will then receive all campus-wide alerts issued by emergency operations. emergency.wustl.edu
JUNE Learn about the medical, mental health, and health promotion 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 requirements (including health history, vaccination/immunization documentation, and health insurance waiver). Transfer your medical records and prescriptions to the Habif Health and Wellness Center and arrange for treatment. Contact Habif if you will require a referral for ongoing specialist care while attending WashU. Complete the Year One College Behavior Profile online.
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Living on Campus 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. Residence halls throughout campus feature lounges, study rooms, personal computing, and collaboration rooms.
FLOOR PLANS Floor plans for each building in the South 40 and 360 virtual tours can be found online at reslife.wustl.edu.
PACKING LIST A suggested packing list can be found at newstudents.wustl.edu under the Before You Arrive tab.
reslife.wustl.edu All rooms include the following for each resident: •
bed and mattress (extra-long twin, 36” x 80”)
desk and chair
dresser and closet space
central air conditioning
small recycling bin
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Rooms may also have: • •
mini-blinds adjustable height beds (allowing
for more storage space) carpeting
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 Hitzeman, Hurd, and Myers (HIG) Residential College
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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, and your full name. Full and accurate shipping information will prevent delays in receiving packages. 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 14 days before your move-in day. mailservices.wustl.edu
UTRUCKING UTrucking (founded at WashU in 1977) is a student-run business serving one in two WashU students. First-year students can use any of UTrucking’s flagship move-in services: 1.
Appliance Rental: Use UTrucking’s most popular move-in service and open your door to a chilled fridge on move-in day. UTrucking rents mini-fridges and microwaves, and everything is ready in your room upon arrival. The service includes delivery in the fall, pickup in the spring, and all appliances are backed by a full-year service guarantee.
East Coast Home Pickups: If you live on the East Coast (between Washington D.C. and Boston), UTrucking picks up your belongings right from your home and delivers them straight to your room, so all of your items are waiting in your room when you arrive.
Ship to School: UTrucking helps ship belongings to WashU from anywhere in the country. UTrucking sends you boxes, packing materials, and prepaid UPS labels. Drop off your boxes at any UPS store or have UPS come pick them up from your home, and UTrucking will handle the rest. When you arrive on campus, all of your items will be waiting for you in your room. utrucking.com
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MOVE-IN AND BEAR BEGINNINGS Move-in will be on Friday, August 19, and Saturday, August 20. You will receive you assigned move-in date and time with your housing assignment in July. Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome 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 Fall Welcome, 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. Parent & Family Orientation will include an opportunity for your family to hear from Chancellor Andrew D. Martin and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Anna Gonzalez, as well as the dean of your academic division. Sessions will be livestreamed and recorded for families who are unable to join us on campus. A detailed schedule is available at families.wustl.edu.
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. newstudents.wustl.edu/international
NAVIGATING CAMPUS AND ST. LOUIS A university-run shuttle service is provided for travel around the Danforth Campus. MetroLink train stations on campus provide quick, direct service around St. Louis. Students are able to ride the MetroBus and MetroLink at no cost with a WashU U-Pass. Bikes are also an efficient way to get around campus. Please note, first-year students are not permitted to have cars on campus. parking.wustl.edu
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JUNE Complete Bear Beginnings: Get Your Bearings online orientation. JULY Check your housing assignment. Complete the New Student Background and Interest Form. AUGUST Sign up for a U-Pass, a free transit card for St. Louis public transportation. Pack for Move-In Day!
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Managing College Finances STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES Student Financial Services (SFS) takes a personal approach. Each student is assigned a financial aid counselor who will be with you and your family from the moment you exchange hellos to graduation. Before you arrive on campus, we encourage you to check out the SFS website for information on how to view and pay your bill, your payment options, and preparation for on-campus employment. Your SFS counselor is here to provide information and resource assistance. financialaid.wustl.edu 314-935-5900
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 314-935-5274
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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 typically published on the first 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 your name in the top left corner > Send a payer invitation. Your family member will 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 314-935-5274
BEAR BUCKS Many students opt into 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, at both campus stores and select vending machines, for various printing services around campus, and at all campus dining locations. All on-campus Bear Bucks purchases are tax-free. In addition, 37 area retailers and restaurants accept Bear Bucks. Visit the Campus Card website for a complete list of locations that accept Bear Bucks. To enroll in Bear Bucks, go to WebSTAC, under Bear Bucks & Billing, and click Enroll in Bear Bucks. Enrollment opens in late August. card.wustl.edu 314-935-8800
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. In addition, Bank of America ATMs are located in 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. Cocurricular 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 cocurricular 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 24 NCAA Team National Championship wins, 259 conference titles, and 254 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 Sorority and Fraternity 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 postgraduation job or preparing for graduate or professional school. Plan to meet with a career adviser to get started on your journey. careercenter.wustl.edu
CIVIC AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Active civic and community engagement are central to WashU’s student culture. Many opportunities are available, including community service groups, philanthropic events, community-engaged courses, voter engagement, and more. You’ll have many opportunities to engage with the St. Louis community as you prepare to be an active citizen throughout your life. The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement gephardtinstitute.wustl.edu Campus Y gwrymca.org/locations/washington-university-campus-ymca
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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 is the hub of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship at WashU. Our initiatives serve students, faculty, staff, and alumni from all levels and all disciplines—because everyone can be entrepreneurial. Skandalaris provides programming where anyone can explore their creative and entrepreneurial interests, develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and go from idea to launch. 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 organizations. 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, mental health, and health promotion 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 Apply for your WashU student ID card. Register for classes during your assigned registration time. Complete your Habif Health and Wellness Center requirements (including health history, vaccination/immunization documentation, and health insurance waiver). Transfer your medical records and prescriptions to the Habif Health and Wellness Center and arrange for treatment. Contact Habif if you will require a referral for ongoing specialist care while attending WashU. Check your housing assignment. Complete the New Student Background and Interest Form. Complete the Year One College Behavior Profile online.
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Habif Health & Wellness Center
Residential Life (ResLife)
Student Financial Services
Student Transitions & Family Programs
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