Parent & Family Orientation 2022 Schedule

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PARENT & FAMILY ORIENTATION 2022 Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome


WELCOME! Dear parents & families, Student Transitions & Family Programs (STFP) would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your student. We understand the transition to college can be a major adjustment not only for students but also for family members. STFP is here to ensure the transition is as safe, easy, and comfortable as possible for everyone involved. Our goal is to make sure each new student builds and sustains their academic and personal goals. We bring together people, programs, and resources to provide an undergraduate experience of exceptional quality, where we come to know each student’s name and story and where we help them prepare for a life of purpose and meaning. We are here to help your student have an amazing experience at Washington University in St. Louis. The orientation experiences for students and families are intentionally planned separately to give each of you the opportunity to learn about the university and all we have to offer. While your student is meeting classmates and learning about life on campus, we strive to help you become familiar with the WashU community. Your student will be very busy over the next few days, and your time together will be limited. When making plans with your student, please refer to your student’s schedule to be sure they are on time for important Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome programs. If you will still be in St. Louis, time has been set aside for dinner on Saturday evening and lunch on Sunday for you to enjoy meals with your student. Keep in mind that your student will be extraordinarily busy from this point forward, so we encourage you to say your “see you laters” on Sunday afternoon.

During Fall Welcome, both students and their family members will receive a lot of information about a wide variety of topics. We encourage you to speak with your student about your experiences and ask them about theirs as well. Fall Welcome is organized to cover the following topics with your students: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Academic integrity Academic resources and support Alcohol and drugs Being a positive member of the community Dining options Diversity and inclusion Health and well-being Living in St. Louis Living with a roommate or suitemate Preparing for classes Safety Sexual assault and relationship violence

Please talk to your students about these topics as they may have questions that you want to answer. We will also be providing you with an opportunity over the next two days to write a note to your student, which will be mailed to them a few weeks into the semester. The “Letters from Home” notecards will be available for pick up and drop off at various parent and family events. Finally, always know STFP is a resource for both you and your student. We are here to answer any questions you have and provide any help that you need. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. Thank you so much, and welcome to Washington University in St. Louis!

Student Transitions & Family Programs families.wustl.edu | families@wustl.edu | 314.935.5040


TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 2-3 SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 4-5 SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 6 CAMPUS RESOURCE OPEN HOURS 7 RELIGIOUS, SPIRITUAL, AND ETHICAL SERVICES AND EVENTS 7 CONNECT WITH STUDENT TRANSITIONS & FAMILY PROGRAMS


FRIDAY

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 WELCOME AND INFORMATION STATIONS 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | SOUTH 40, UMRATH HOUSE, LOWER LEVEL, STUDENT TRANSITIONS & FAMILY PROGRAMS Staff from Student Transitions & Family Programs will be available to answer questions. Printed schedules, resources, and maps, including directions to local St. Louis shopping and dining locations, will be available.

CAMPUS TOURS 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | SOUTH 40, CLOCKTOWER Tours of the Danforth Campus, not including the South 40, will be provided by the Washington University Student Associates (WUSAs). WUSAs work for Student Transitions & Family Programs, serving as orientation leaders during Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome and then as academic mentors throughout the first year. Tours depart every hour and will last approximately 50 minutes. The last tour will leave at 4:00 PM.

ALUMNI FAMILY HOSPITALITY SUITE OPEN HOUSE 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | RIDGLEY HALL, HOLMES LOUNGE WashU Alumni Association invites alumni and their first-year students to stop by the Alumni Family Hospitality Suite. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of move-in and meet other alumni families, treat yourself to a cold drink and snacks, and take a family photo.

ALLERGY-FRIENDLY KITCHEN TOUR 2:00 PM–2:45 PM | SOUTH 40, ZETCHER HOUSE, BEAR’S DEN Join the WashU Dining nutrition and culinary team for an allergy-friendly tour of the Bear’s Den on the South 40. Learn about our stations at Bear’s Den, including our Top 9 Allergy Friendly Station and our Simply Made menu for students with more attentive allergy and nutritional needs. Hosted by Dining Services.

ALLERGY-FRIENDLY DINING ON CAMPUS 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | SOUTH 40, MUDD HOUSE, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM Join the WashU Dining nutrition team to learn more about navigating campus dining with a food allergy or another specific dietary need. Meet our dietitians and head chefs at our campus dining locations and learn valuable information to help you better meet your dietary needs and preferences while living on campus. Hosted by Dining Services.

RESIDENTIAL FLOOR MEETING (*REQUIRED FOR YOUR STUDENT) 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS Your student should look for a communication from their resident advisor (RA) for specific locations. Your new student will meet with their RA for a session covering everything they need to know for their first night living on campus. Your student is only required to attend the session on their move-in day. This meeting is for students only.

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SATURDAY MONDAY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

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WELCOME AND INFORMATION STATIONS 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | SOUTH 40, UMRATH HOUSE, LOWER LEVEL, STUDENT TRANSITIONS & FAMILY PROGRAMS Staff from Student Transitions & Family Programs will be available to answer questions. Printed schedules, resources, and maps, including directions to local St. Louis shopping and dining locations, will be available.

CAMPUS TOURS 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | SOUTH 40, CLOCKTOWER Tours of the Danforth Campus, not including the South 40, will be provided by the Washington University Student Associates (WUSAs). WUSAs work for Student Transitions & Family Programs, serving as orientation leaders during Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome and then as academic mentors throughout the first year. Tours depart every hour and will last approximately 50 minutes. The last tour will leave at 4:00 PM.

ALUMNI FAMILY HOSPITALITY SUITE OPEN HOUSE 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | RIDGLEY HALL, HOLMES LOUNGE WashU Alumni Association invites alumni and their first-year students to stop by the Alumni Family Hospitality Suite. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of move-in and meet other alumni families, treat yourself to a cold drink and snacks, and take a family photo.

ALLERGY-FRIENDLY KITCHEN TOUR 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM | SOUTH 40, ZETCHER HOUSE, BEAR’S DEN Join the WashU Dining nutrition and culinary team for an allergy-friendly tour of the Bear’s Den on the South 40. Learn about our stations at Bear’s Den, including our Top 9 Allergy Friendly Station and our Simply Made menu for students with more attentive allergy and nutritional needs. Hosted by Dining Services.

ALLERGY-FRIENDLY DINING ON CAMPUS 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | SOUTH 40, MUDD HOUSE, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM Join the WashU Dining nutrition team to learn more about navigating campus dining with a food allergy or another specific dietary need. Meet our dietitians and head chefs at our campus dining locations and learn valuable information to help you better meet your dietary needs and preferences while living on campus. Hosted by Dining Services.

BEYOND BOUNDARIES WELCOME FOR NEW STUDENTS & FAMILIES 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | MALLINCKRODT CENTER, EDISON THEATRE Beyond Boundaries students and their families are invited to join Rob Morgan, director of the Beyond Boundaries program and teaching professor of drama, and senior leaders in Student Affairs for welcoming remarks followed by dinner.

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SATURDAY MONDAY OFFICE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS WELCOME FOR NEW STUDENTS & FAMILIES 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | GRAHAM CHAPEL International students and their families are invited to join the Office for International Students and Scholars and senior leaders in Student Affairs for welcoming remarks followed by dinner.

SCHOLAR PROGRAMS WELCOME FOR NEW STUDENTS & FAMILIES 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | MALLINCKRODT CENTER, EDISON THEATRE Danforth Scholars, Ervin Scholars, Rodriguez Scholars, and their families are invited to join senior leaders in Student Affairs for welcoming remarks followed by dinner.

STUDENT SUCCESS (DENEB STARS AND TRIO SCHOLARS) WELCOME FOR NEW STUDENTS & FAMILIES 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | BROOKINGS QUADRANGLE Deneb STARS students, TRIO Scholars, and their families are invited to join Chancellor Andrew D. Martin and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Anna “Dr. G” Gonzalez, and senior leaders in Student Affairs for welcoming remarks followed by dinner.

GAP YEAR RECEPTION 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | RIDGELY HALL, HOLMES LOUNGE Join other students who took time off after high school before coming to WashU. Share your experiences and hear about what other people did during their time away from school. Families are also invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

RESIDENTIAL FLOOR MEETING (*REQUIRED FOR YOUR STUDENT) 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS Your student should look for a communication from their resident advisor (RA) for specific locations. Your new student will meet with their RA for a session covering everything they need to know for their first night living on campus. Your student is only required to attend the session on their move-in day. This meeting is for students only.

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SUNDAY

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 PARENTS AS PARTNERS 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM | MALLINCKRODT CENTER, EDISON THEATRE GRAHAM CHAPEL (OVERFLOW SEATING WITH A LIVESTREAM) Chancellor Andrew D. Martin will greet new students and families and speak about the educational experiences of the university’s undergraduate students. Then, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Anna Gonzalez and senior student affairs leaders will discuss how WashU will support your student’s academic career.

DEANS’ MEETINGS FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS- SEE NEXT PAGE Academic deans will discuss the academic requirements and resources within their schools. DEANS’ MEETINGS LOCATIONS • College of Arts and Sciences: Graham Chapel; Overflow locations are located in Wrighton Hall, Room 300; Wilson Hall, Room 214; and Simon Hall, Room 1 • Olin Business School: Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium • McKelvey School of Engineering: Mallinckrodt Center, Edison Theatre • Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts: Steinberg Hall, Steinberg Auditorium

RESOURCE FAIR AND LUNCH ROTATION 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS Please attend the rotation that corresponds with the first letter of your student’s last name. These sessions will repeat at 1:15 PM. RESOURCE FAIR (STUDENTS AND FAMILIES WITH LAST NAMES A – LE) ATHLETIC COMPLEX, FIELD HOUSE Explore the many resources WashU has to offer students and families. LUNCH ON YOUR OWN (STUDENTS AND FAMILIES WITH LAST NAMES LI – RO) SOUTH 40, ZETCHER HOUSE, BEAR’S DEN Please make sure you take time for lunch. If you are eating on campus, we ask that you select this location. Student meal plans are active. Credit and debit card payments are also accepted in university dining facilities. Be sure you know when and where you need to be for your next event. LUNCH ON YOUR OWN (STUDENTS AND FAMILIES WITH LAST NAMES RU – Z) DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER Please make sure you take time for lunch. If you are eating on campus, we ask that you select this location. Student meal plans are active. Credit and debit card payments are also accepted in university dining facilities. Be sure you know when and where you need to be for your next event.

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SUNDAY RESOURCE FAIR AND LUNCH ROTATION 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS Please attend the rotation that corresponds with the first letter of your student’s last name. RESOURCE FAIR (STUDENTS AND FAMILIES WITH LAST NAMES LI – Z) ATHLETIC COMPLEX, FIELD HOUSE Explore the many resources WashU has to offer students and families. LUNCH ON YOUR OWN (STUDENTS AND FAMILIES WITH LAST NAMES A – E) SOUTH 40, ZETCHER HOUSE, BEAR’S DEN Please make sure you take time for lunch. If you are eating on campus, we ask that you select this location. Student meal plans are active. Credit and debit card payments are also accepted in university dining facilities. Be sure you know when and where you need to be for your next event. LUNCH ON YOUR OWN (STUDENTS AND FAMILIES WITH LAST NAMES F – LE) DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER Please make sure you take time for lunch. If you are eating on campus, we ask that you select this location. Student meal plans are active. Credit and debit card payments are also accepted in university dining facilities. Be sure you know when and where you need to be for your next event.

FAREWELL TO YOUR STUDENT 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM | LOCATION OF YOUR CHOOSING For the majority, this time is open on both student and family schedules. If your student is in a special program, please have them reference their program schedule. You may choose to spend time with your student or begin your travels home. Please be sure your student is back in time for their required WUSA small group meeting at 7:00 PM.

SCHOLAR-CHAMPION FAMILY WELCOME RECEPTION 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | ATHLETIC COMPLEX, VARSITY GYM Parents and families of new varsity athletic team members are invited for a reception to meet coaches, staff and hear from Anthony J. Azama, associate vice chancellor for student affairs & John M. Schael director of athletics.

OFFICE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS ORIENTATION (*REQUIRED FOR YOUR STUDENT) 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM |VARIOUS LOCATIONS First-year international students studying in the United States on a visa have required programming during this time. Please have your student check their email for their individualized schedule.

TRIO SCHOLARS ORIENTATION (*REQUIRED FOR YOUR STUDENT) 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS TRIO Scholars have required programming during this time. Please have your student check their email for their individualized schedule. Washington University In St. Louis | 5


CAMPUS RESOURCE OPEN HOURS AUGUST 18 - AUGUST 21

Friday, August 19

Saturday, August 20

Sunday, August 21

Student Technology Services

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus Bookstore

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

10:00 AM 4:00 PM

10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Bear Necessities

10:00 AM 8:00 PM

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Mail Room

Please visit mailservices.wustl.edu for open hours.

Habif Health & 8:00 AM - 4:00 Wellness Center PM

Disability Resources

Open for CLOSED vaccination appointments only

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Student Financial Services

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

10:00 AM 3:00 PM

CLOSED

Sumers Recreation Center

6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

10:00 AM 6:00 PM

10:00 AM 6:00 PM

Campus Card Services

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

10:00 AM 3:00 PM

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RELIGIOUS, SPIRITUAL, AND ETHICAL SERVICES AND EVENTS The Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life (ORSEL) offers connections to a wide variety of religious organizations on campus and in the St. Louis area. Please reach out to ORSEL to get connected with campus ministry groups and St. Louis organizations. It often happens that religious services occur during Fall Welcome. It is our goal that students will be able to fully observe their faith, practices, and traditions without missing important information. Students should reach out to their WUSA if they plan to participate in a religious observance during an orientation event to ensure they have access to any information they miss. Please visit newstudents.wustl.edu for a listing of religious, spiritual, and ethical services.

CONNECT WITH STUDENT TRANSITIONS & FAMILY PROGRAMS ATTEND A WEBINAR Our Family Webinar Series was designed to answer your questions on a variety of topics. View past webinars and RSVP for upcoming webinars at newstudents.wustl.edu.

UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION We encourage you to work with your student to check that your contact information is correct in their WebSTAC account. This will ensure that you, as a family member, are receiving all relevant information including editions of Family Ties, a newsletter sent to parents and family members of WashU students. This includes cell phone number, email address, and emergency contact information. Your student can confirm your information in WebSTAC. Your student can make updates to their contact information and emergency contact in WebSTAC. For changes to family member email addresses, your student will need to complete an update form at newstudents.wustl.edu/update-family-email.

SAVE THE DATE: PARENT & FAMILY WEEKEND 2022 Parent & Family Weekend will take place October 21 - October 23. We hope to see you there! More information will be available in early September at families.wustl.edu/pfw.

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