2018 Transfer and Exchange Student Schedule
TRANSFER AND EXCHANGE STUDENTS! Welcome to Washington University! As you prepare to begin life as a WashU student, you will share many similar experiences with other new students, starting with Bear Beginnings: New Student Fall Orientation. Bear Beginnings will help you become acclimated to your new university and introduce you to many people and resources that will assist you. Most importantly, Bear Beginnings is a time to meet other students new to the university as you begin your time here. At the same time, WashU recognizes the individuality of its students and we encourage you to tailor your orientation experience to your own personal needs and preferences. Your four-day orientation will comprise events related to your undergraduate school, programs designed for all transfer and exchange students, and additional activities tailored to your specific interests. Each undergraduate school has its own programs for students in that academic division. Please pay particular attention to REQUIRED EVENTS as they may pertain to academic requirements. Make note of the programs specifically for transfer and exchange students, such as the Transfer and Exchange Student Welcome, evening at the City Museum, and other socials. These events were designed specifically with you and your needs in mind! Some events are REQUIRED, while others are optional; however, we strongly encourage you to participate in all programs in order to make the most of your Bear Beginnings experience. The most important thing to remember during Bear Beginnings is that you are not alone in this new experience. Everyone on campus is excited to help you learn all you need to know about being a student at WashU, so don’t ever hesitate to ask questions as you begin to discover your place in the Washington University community! Throughout the schedule, the following abbreviations are used to indicate mandatory programs and events; attendance is required:
School of Engineering & Applied Science
College of Arts & Sciences
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Olin Business School
We are very excited to welcome you to the Washington University community! FIRST YEAR CENTER firstyear.wustl.edu | firstname.lastname@example.org | 314.935.5040
DOWNLOAD OUR MOBILE APP FOR BEAR BEGINNINGS! What is the WashUEvents Mobile App?
It’s an easy and convenient way to navigate FYC events on your Apple (iOS) and Android smartphones and tablets. It contains all of the event information that you’ll need to make the most out of your experience.
1. DOWNLOAD THE “WASHUEVENTS” APPLICATION through the app store on your phone or tablet. search “washu events” in your app store. select “get” and “install” to obtain on your phone. The application is free. 2. CLICK DOWNLOAD GUIDES AND SEARCH FOR “BEAR BEGINNINGS 2018” to access the schedule. 3. SELECT TRACK: Choose from the following to access the full schedule: • • • •
First-Year Student Transfer Student Exchange Student Parents & Families
4. ADD EVENTS TO YOUR PERSONAL SCHEDULE 5. MOBILE APPLICATION RESOURCES: The resources listed below are only available on the WashU Events App and not in this printed schedule. If you require a printed copy, please visit the Information Station. • • • • • •
Faculty Spotlight Descriptions Academic Open Houses, Presentations, and Tours Placement Exams and Auditions Religious Services Dining Hours and Information Additional Campus Resources
If you have any technical questions, please contact the First Year Center at 314.935.5040.
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23rd INFORMATION STATION 8:30 AM–4:00 PM | SOUTH 40, CLOCKTOWER Staff from the First Year Center will be available to answer any questions. Printed schedules, resources, and maps, including directions to local St. Louis shopping and dining locations will be available. Look for the First Year Center tent next to the Clocktower.
CELEBRATE #WASHU 8:30 AM–4:00 PM |ADMISSIONS GREETING CENTER, DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER You did it! You’re here! Swing by the Admissions Greeting Center in the Danforth University Center to celebrate with us. Take a picture and begin to make your mark on campus!
RESOURCE FAIR 9:00 AM–3:30 PM | SOUTH 40 Welcome to Washington University! Once you are settled, take some time to stop by and visit with the campus departments and organizations that will be present on the South 40 in the Gregg House storefronts, around the Clocktower, and outside South 40 House. Alumni Association Bear Cuts Bear Discounts Bears Bikes Bear-y Sweet Shoppe Campus Card Services College of Arts & Sciences Cornerstone: The Learning Center EnCouncil First Year Center Interfaith Campus Ministries Association
Off the Row Parking & Transporation Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship Student Technology Services Student Conduct & Community Standards Sustainability University Trucking Inc. U-Shuttle Wash-U-Wash Weekend Wear Rental Wydown Water
SWAP: SHARING WITH A PURPOSE 9:00 AM–3:30 PM | SOUTH 40, BASKETBALL COURTS SWAP is holding a sale of reusable room items, including furniture, fridges, and microwaves, on the Swamp basketball courts starting on Move-In Day. SWAP is a student-run nonprofit that works to keep items in reuse on campus. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Trading Post, an on-campus freecycling center. Be sure to stop by before popular items sell out! Limited inventory; first come, first served.
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CAMPUS SAFETY AND PROPERTY PROTECTION INFORMATION 11:00 AM–3:30 PM | SOUTH 40, LIEN HOUSE, URSA’S FIRESIDE The Washington University Police Department will be on hand to provide safety information, register bicycles, and sell bicycle locks and computer anti-theft tags.
CAMPUS TOURS 11:00 AM–3:30 PM | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, GRAND STAIRCASE Tours of the Danforth Campus, not including the South 40, will be provided by the Washington University Student Associates (WUSAs). WUSAs work for the First Year Center serving as orientation leaders during Bear Beginnings, and then as academic mentors throughout the first year. Tours depart every half-hour. The last tour will leave at 3:30 PM.
EXCHANGE STUDENT GROUP MEETING AND BREAKOUT 11:00 AM–NOON | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, ROOM 276 Connect with your academic advisor and review academic information vital to your success as a student at Washington University.
CULTURAL OPEN HOUSES Stop in and meet staff, faculty, and student leaders while learning about the community of support, student organizations, and activities planned for this year. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton will make brief remarks 10 minutes after the start of each open house. Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Students and Families 1:00–2:00 PM | WOMEN’S BUILDING, FORMAL LOUNGE Latino Students and Families 1:45–2:45 PM | UMRATH HALL, UMRATH LOUNGE Black Students and Families 2:30–3:30 PM | BAUER HALL, FRICK FORUM
CHANCELLOR’S RECEPTION FOR NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES 3:00 –4:00 PM | RIDGLEY HALL, HOLMES LOUNGE Meet Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and enjoy food and conversation with university administrators, other new international students, and their families.
EARLY DINNER 4:00–5:15 PM | LOCATION OF YOUR CHOOSING Please make sure you eat early today. You have a required welcome event at 5:30 PM followed by Convocation. For a listing of on-campus dining options, please see the resources section of the WashUEvents app.
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THURSDAY TRANSFER & EXCHANGE STUDENT WELCOME
5:30–7:30 PM | WOMEN’S BUILDING, FORMAL LOUNGE Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton will welcome you to Washington University. Meet with your Washington University Student Associate (WUSA), who will serve as your orientation leader during Bear Beginnings and as an academic mentor throughout the school year, as well as other administrators and staff and receive a free T-shirt! Light refreshments will be served. Make sure to arrive by 5:15 PM in order to check in and pick up your welcome packet. If living off-campus, you will also receive your student ID, U-Pass, and Bear Beginnings schedule. If you have already checked in with Residential Life, please remember to bring your Bear Beginnings schedule to this meeting.
7:30 PM–9:00 PM | ATHLETICS COMPLEX Join students, faculty, and administrators at this memorable event as Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton welcomes all new students and families to the university. Speakers will include both a faculty member and a Washington University senior. Doors will open at 6:45 PM for parent and family seating. Seating in the Athletic Complex for families and guests is extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note, the majority of seating in the Athletic Complex is limited to bleachers and requires the ability to climb stairs. Additional viewing locations with a live televised broadcast of the ceremony are available in Graham Chapel, Mallinckrodt Center’s Edison Theatre, Danforth University Center Tisch Commons, and Simon Hall’s May Auditorium. Guests with small children or mobility limitations, requiring the use of wheelchairs or chairs with back support, may want to consider these additional viewing areas. Families in the additional viewing areas will be closer to the Brookings Quadrangle where all new students will gather with their families to close the Convocation Ceremony.
CELEBRATION IN THE QUAD 9:00–10:00 PM | BROOKINGS QUADRANGLE Immediately following Convocation, join the chancellor’s procession to Brookings Quad for entertainment and a special St. Louis treat, Ted Drewes frozen custard. Water generously supported by Wydown Water. Thank you to the Office of Sustainability and Green Ambassadors for staffing the Waste Stations and helping us work towards a waste-free event.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 24th INFORMATION STATION 7:30 AM–5:00 PM | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, GRAND STAIRCASE Staff from the First Year Center will be available to answer any questions. Printed schedules, resources, and maps, including directions to local St. Louis shopping and dining locations will be available.
ARCHITECTURE, ART, ARTS & SCIENCES, AND BUSINESS: WRITING PLACEMENT EXAM (NOT ENGINEERING)
8:00–10:15 AM | DUNCKER HALL, ROOM 101 Students who received notification in late May that they are required to take the Writing Placement Exam MUST report for this examination only if they have not completed the exam online via Blackboard. Plan to arrive 10–15 minutes early in order to check in. Please bring pens or sharpened pencils.
ARTS & SCIENCES: TRANSFER STUDENT WELCOME 9:00 AM–9:45 AM | SOPHOMORES: CUPPLES 2, ROOM L007 JUNIORS: CUPPLES 2, ROOM L009 Dean Warren Davis will welcome you to the College of Arts & Sciences. During this time, you will also meet the sophomore and junior year deans. Dean Matt DeVoll, sophomore dean, will highlight some of the academic decisions you’ll face this year. Dean Wilmetta Toliver-Diallo, who manages the junior year programs, will point out some of the things you’ll need to know as a new junior in the College of Arts & Sciences.
CAMPUS TOURS 9:00 AM–3:30 PM | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, GRAND STAIRCASE Tours of the Danforth Campus, not including the South 40, will be provided by the Washington University Student Associates (WUSAs). WUSAs work for the First Year Center serving as orientation leaders during Bear Beginnings, and then as academic mentors throughout the first year. Tours depart every half-hour. The last tour will leave at 3:30 PM.
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ENGINEERING: TRANSFER STUDENT COFFEE WITH FACULTY ADVISORS 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | LOPATA HALL, LOPATA GALLERY
Meet with faculty representatives from each department to learn about courses, research, and opportunities.
THE WASHU CLASSROOM: FACULTY PERSPECTIVES PANEL (NOT ENGINEERING) 10:30 AM–11:30 AM| LOUDERMAN HALL, ROOM 458
What makes the WashU classroom unique? Hear from professors who have taught or studied at big state universities, small liberal arts colleges, and everything in between. Professors will discuss the transition and offer tips for how best to achieve academic success and make the most of your WashU education.
CAMPUS SAFETY AND PROPERTY PROTECTION INFORMATION 11:00 AM–3:30 PM | SOUTH 40, LIEN HOUSE, URSA’S FIRESIDE The Washington University Police Department will be on hand to provide safety information, register bicycles, and sell bicycle locks and computer anti-theft tags
FREE TIME FOR LUNCH 11:30 AM–12:30 PM | SUGGESTED LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW Architecture, Art, Business, and Engineering: Danforth University Center, Dains Dining Arts & Sciences: South 40, Bear’s Den Please make sure you take time for lunch while keeping in mind your personal schedule and potential academic advising appointments. In order to facilitate lunch during a busier than usual time, we invite you to eat at your designated academic division location. If your family is still on campus, please arrange for them to meet you.
SWAP: SHARING WITH A PURPOSE MOVE-IN SALE NOON–3:30 PM | SOUTH 40, BASKETBALL COURTS SWAP is holding a sale of reusable room items, including furniture, fridges, and microwaves, on the Swamp basketball courts starting on Move-In Day. SWAP is a studentrun nonprofit that works to keep items in reuse on campus. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Trading Post, an on-campus freecycling center. Be sure to stop by before popular items sell out! Limited inventory; first come, first served.
ARCHITECTURE & ART: SAM FOX OPEN ADVISING HOURS 1:00 PM–3:00 PM | BIXBY HALL, ROOM 1 Meet with either Assistant Dean & Registrar Cris Baldwin, or Associate Dean of Students Georgia Binnington to adjust your fall schedule or discuss any concerns you might have.
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ENGINEERING: DEPARTMENTAL OPEN HOUSES AND PRESENTATIONS 1:30–2:30 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS Faculty will discuss academic opportunities for students interested in each specific field. All sessions will repeat at 2:45 PM. Biomedical Engineering WHITAKER HALL, ROOM 100 Chemical Engineering and students interested in Environmental & Energy Engineering BRAUER HALL, ROOM 012 Computer Science and Computer Engineering CROW HALL, ROOM 201 Electrical and Systems Engineering GREEN HALL, ROOM 0120 Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science LOPATA HALL, ROOM 101
FACULTY SPOTLIGHTS 1:30 PM–2:15 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS Get a sneak preview of the classroom atmosphere at WashU. Several professors will introduce you to their areas of expertise. These faculty members were nominated by WUSAs to represent the spirit of academics at WashU. See the WashU Events App for specific lectures and locations.
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FRIDAY FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAMS 1:30 PM–3:30 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS Arabic SEIGLE HALL, ROOM 103
Japanese SEIGLE HALL, ROOM 304
Chinese SEIGLE HALL, ROOM L006
Korean SEIGLE HALL, ROOM 109
Hebrew SEIGLE HALL, ROOM 306
Russian SEIGLE HALL, ROOM 106
Hindi SEIGLE HALL, ROOM 301 Students interested in pursuing course work in one of the languages listed above, who have previous knowledge or experience of the language, should plan to take a written and/or oral exam. If you are starting a new language, no placement exam is required. French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, and German language placement exams should be taken online. Visit firstyear.wustl.edu for more information.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHTS 2:30–3:15 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS Get a sneak preview of the classroom atmosphere at WashU. Several professors will introduce you to their areas of expertise. These faculty members were nominated by WUSAs to represent the spirit of academics at WashU. See the WashUEvents App for specific lectures and locations.
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ENGINEERING: DEPARTMENTAL OPEN HOUSES AND PRESENTATIONS 2:45–3:45 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS Faculty will discuss academic opportunities for students interested in each specific field. Biomedical Engineering WHITAKER HALL, ROOM 100 Chemical Engineering and students interested in Environmental & Energy Engineering BRAUER HALL, ROOM 012 Computer Science and Computer Engineering CROW HALL, ROOM 201 Electrical and Systems Engineering GREEN HALL, ROOM 0120 Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science LOPATA HALL, ROOM 101
ACADEMIC SUPPORT OPEN HOUSES 3:00–5:00 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS Stop in to learn about the resources available to students to ensure they have a successful WashU academic career. Career Center DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, ROOM 110 Cornerstone: The Learning Center SOUTH 40, GREGG HOUSE, CORNERSTONE, TECH LAB Undergraduate Research CUPPLES II, SUITE 306 University Libraries OLIN LIBRARY, MAIN ENTRANCE
BUSINESS: OLIN UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES OPEN HOUSE 3:00–4:00 PM | SIMON HALL, ROOM 118 Hosted by Senior Associate Dean Steve Malter. Visit the Business Undergraduate office and meet the staff that will be working with you over the next four years.
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FRIDAY GETTING TO KNOW YOUR STUDENT UNION 3:00–4:00 PM | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, ROOM 234 Interested in finding ways in which you can advocate, allocate, and program for the WashU student body? Stop by to learn about Student Union! There are many ways for new students to become active members of SU, even as early as fall elections held this semester. Come by to meet and talk with your current student leaders and learn more about SU and how you can get involved. Hosted by Student Union.
INTERFAITH CAMPUS MINISTRY OPEN HOUSES 3:00–5:00 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS Visit with representatives from various Washington University Interfaith Campus Ministries Association groups. VARIOUS LOCATIONS Association of Christian Truth Seekers (ACTS) SOUTH 40, LIEN HOUSE SEMINAR, ROOM 1 Catholic Student Center 6352 FORSYTH BLVD
Wash U Hillel 6300 FORSYTH BLVD Muslim Student Association NORTHSIDE, LOPATA HOUSE, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
Chabad on Campus 7018 FORSYTH BLVD UMRATH HALL, UMRATH LOUNGE Bhakti Yoga Club
Lutheran Student Fellowship (LCMS)
Christian Science Organization
Orthodox Christian Fellowship
Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO)
Episcopal Campus Ministry
Reformed University Fellowship (PCA)
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Lutheran Christian Ministry (ELCA) For a listing of religious services and events happening during Bear Beginnings, please see the WashUEvents app.
LGBTQIAA OPEN HOUSE 3:00–4:00 PM | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, GOLDBERG FORMAL LOUNGE Want to find out about the LGBTQIAA resources Washington University has to offer? Drop by and meet student leaders, faculty, and staff who are a part of and/or support the LGBTQIAA community on campus, while getting your questions answered about LGBTQIAA campus life. Light refreshments will be served. LGBTQIAA: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Questioning Intersex Asexual Ally
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MILITARY AND VETERAN SERVICES OPEN HOUSE 3:00–5:00 PM | UMRATH HALL, ROOM 121 Learn more about the services the Office of Military and Veteran Services provides to our U.S. military-connected students, which includes veterans, active duty, Guard and Reserve servicemembers, military spouses and dependent children, surviving spouses and children, and Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets. Ask questions about military and veteran educational benefits and learn how students can connect with other militaryconnected students on campus.
INFORMATION SESSIONS 3:15–4:00 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS These sessions will repeat at 4:15 PM. Disability Resources SOUTH 40, GREGG HOUSE, CORNERSTONE SEMINAR ROOM isability Resources staff will discuss the university’s policies and procedures for students D with disabilities. They will explain the process for disability resource registration, accommodation determination, and available services. There will be an opportunity for questions. Managing Your Food Allergies and Intolerances on Campus DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, ORCHID ROOM ashington University Dining Services strives to provide an enjoyable and safe dining W experience for those who dine on campus. Meeting the needs of those with food allergies and intolerances is an important part of that goal. This session will introduce you to Dining Services team members and allow you to ask questions to help make your campus dining experience comfortable.
ENGINEERING: ASSISTANT DEAN’S MEETING FOR TRANSFER AND EXCHANGE STUDENTS 4:00–5:00 PM | LOPATA HALL, ROOM 103 Assistant Dean Melanie Osborn will provide an overview of academic and curriculum policies as well as resources available in the School of Engineering & Applied Science.
BALLET, JAZZ, AND MODERN DANCE PLACEMENT CLASS 4:00–6:00 PM | MALLINCKRODT CENTER, ANNELISE MERTZ DANCE STUDIO, ROOM 207, MAIN LEVEL New students wishing to enter dance classes above the beginning level must attend the placement class. Any preregistered student who signed up for a course beyond the introductory level based on summer conversation with an advisor is tentatively enrolled. These students need to take the placement class as well. The class begins with a short ballet barre, followed by modern dance and a jazz combination to determine appropriate placement for any of these courses. You do not need to sign up for the placement class in advance. Questions about the Dance Placement Class should be directed to Professor Cecil Slaughter, email@example.com.
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FRIDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS
4:15–5:00 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS Please see descriptions from 3:15 PM sessions. Disability Resources SOUTH 40, GREGG HOUSE, CORNERSTONE SEMINAR ROOM Managing Your Food Allergies and Intolerances on Campus DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, ORCHID ROOM
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIVING IN RESIDENTIAL LIFE HOUSING 6:30–7:30 PM | THE LOFTS OF WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, 6255 DELMAR BOULEVARD
This meeting is MANDATORY for all students living in Residential Life-owned housing in the fall, both on and off campus. This program will go over rules, regulations, and other important information about living in WashU Residential Life housing. This session is in addition to the meeting all students living in Residential Life will attend with their residential advisors on Monday evening.
TRANSFER & EXCHANGE COMMUNITY DINNER 7:30–9:00 PM | THE LOFTS OF WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, 6255 DELMAR BOULEVARD Grab dinner with the WUSAs and other transfer and exchange students for an indoor picnic! You will touch base with your WUSA about how things are going and prepare for the evening activities. There will also be an opportunity to ask current students about “real life” at WashU. Dinner is provided.
LATE NIGHT AT THE REC 9:30–11:00 PM | SUMERS RECREATION CENTER Games, giveaways, prizes, and food! Your night is about to get even better. At the new Sumers Recreation Center, you’ll learn about our recreation programs, wellness services, and varsity athletic teams, while having an opportunity to participate in a variety of fun activities, fitness classes, and facility tours. Casual, athletic clothing and footwear is recommended.
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 25th MEET YOUR WUSA 9:00 AM | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, GRAND STAIRCASE
Meet your WUSAs and fellow TX students to gather for this morning’s mandatory events. Please check in with your WUSAs.
WU LIFE SERIES: THE DATE AND DISCUSSION
9:30–11:30 AM | GRAHAM CHAPEL This skit, written and performed by WashU students, examines the issues surrounding sexual violence on college campuses. After the performance, students will stay in Graham Chapel to discuss topics covered in the skit with one of two university staff members (Kim Webb, director of the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center; and Jessica Kennedy, Title IX coordinator.)
CAMPUS SAFETY & PROPERTY PROTECTION 11:30 AM–3:30 PM | SOUTH 40, LIEN HOUSE, POLICE DEPARTMENT LOBBY The Washington University Police Department will be on hand to provide safety information, register bicycles, and sell bicycle locks and computer anti-theft tags.
ARCHITECTURE & ART: SAM FOX LUNCH
NOON–1:00 PM | STEINBERG HALL, NORTH TERRACE Meet students and enjoy lunch.
LUNCH WITH THE WUSAS NOON–1:00 PM | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, MEET AT THE GRAND STAIRCASE
Meet the Transfer and Exchange WUSAs for a casual lunch before heading to your next event. Bring your WUSTL Student ID card or cash.
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ARCHITECTURE & ART: SAM FOX DEANS/DIRECTORS MEETING 1:15–2:15 PM | STEINBERG HALL, STEINBERG AUDITORIUM
The deans and directors will provide you with an introduction to life at Washington University and offer ideas about planning your program of study.
BUSINESS: OLIN ADVISING HOURS
1:30–5:00 PM | SIMON HALL, VARIOUS LOCATIONS Please refer to an email from your academic advisor that includes your personalized schedule and your required meeting time and location.
ENGINEERING: ACTIVITIES FAIR, INDUCTION CEREMONY, AND ICE CREAM TRUCK 1:30–3:30 PM | BROWN HALL, ROOM 100
Hear an all Engineering Student Group SLAM and then join your fellow new students for Induction, a school tradition. Enjoy an ice cream treat, some giveaways, and tie-dying your Engineering T-shirt.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHTS 2:00–2:45 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS Get a sneak preview of the classroom atmosphere at WashU. Several professors will introduce you to their areas of expertise. These faculty members were nominated by WUSAs to represent the spirit of academics at WashU. See the WashUEvents App for specific lectures and locations.
ARCHITECTURE: SAM FOX STUDIO MOVE-IN AND STUDIO ASSIGNMENTS (ONLY THOSE ENROLLED IN A46 ARCH 111) 2:30–4:00 PM | GIVENS HALL, ROOM 116
Studio spaces will be assigned; supplies and drafting boards will be distributed.
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ARCHITECTURE & ART: SAM FOX OPEN ADVISING HOURS 2:30–5:00 PM | BIXBY HALL, ROOM 1 Meet with either Assistant Dean & Registrar Cris Baldwin, or Associate Dean of Students Georgia Binnington, to adjust your fall schedule or discuss any concerns you might have.
ENGINEERING: RESEARCH AND OPPORTUNITIES PANEL 3:45–4:30 PM | LOPATA HALL, ROOM 101 Hear more about the opportunities available for Engineering students including research, international experiences and career networking opportunities.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHTS 4:00–4:45 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS Get a sneak preview of the classroom atmosphere at WashU. Several professors will introduce you to their areas of expertise. These faculty members were nominated by WUSAs to represent the spirit of academics at WashU. See the WashUEvents App for specific lectures and locations.
INTERESTED IN COMBINED STUDIES? 4:30–5:30 PM | SIMON HALL, MAY AUDITORIUM For all first-year students interested in learning more about combined studies, i.e., students considering degrees from two schools or majors in two schools, there will be a general information meeting followed by breakout sessions with presentations by each of the five undergraduate schools.
DINNER AND CITY MUSEUM 6:30–9:30 PM | SIMON HALL PARKING LOT The City Museum is a place of dreams and wonders where you can climb through caves, run through a skate park, play in a giant ball pit, and ride down a five-story slide. A Bear Beginnings favorite, there will be free pizza and huge cookies. Wear comfortable clothing, as City Museum is meant to be an interactive experience. Closed-toed shoes and pants or shorts are suggested. Dinner will be provided. Check it out at citymuseum.org.
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SATURDAY SUP ALL NIGHT 9:30–11:00 PM | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER AND EDISON COURTYARD Come and meet other new students and members of Student Union! Enjoy some delicious popcorn, listen to music, and play lawn games (with prizes)! Have fun and make some memories with your new friends! Brought to you by Student Union, Dining Services, and Campus Life.
INFORMATION SESSION ON AUDITIONS FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT 9:45–10:45 PM | MALLINCKRODT CENTER, A.E. HOTCHNER STUDIO THEATRE, ROOM 208 This session is an opportunity for new students to learn about auditioning for the Performing Arts Department (PAD) Drama productions. PAD strongly encourages firstyear students to audition. Auditions for all productions will be held on the evenings of August 30th and 31st. Jeffery Matthews, professor of practice, will talk about the audition process and answer any questions you may have about theater on campus.
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 26th MEET YOUR WUSA 9:00 AM | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, GRAND STAIRCASE
Meet your WUSAs and fellow T/X students to gather for this morning’s mandatory events. Please check in with your WUSAs.
WU LIFE SERIES: OUR NAMES, OUR STORIES AND DISCUSSION 11:00 AM–12:30 PM | MALLINCKRODT CENTER, EDISON THEATRE
Building on Washington University’s goal to know every student by name and story, Our Names, Our Stories shares student reflections on their experiences at WashU and illustrates the values of our community, specifically those related to fostering a supportive, diverse, and inclusive community. After the performance, WUSAs will lead a discussion on the stories presented
ARCHITECTURE & ART: SAM FOX OPEN ADVISING HOURS 12:45–2:00 PM | BIXBY HALL, ROOM 1 Meet with either Assistant Dean & Registrar Cris Baldwin, or Associate Dean of Students Georgia Binnington to adjust your fall schedule or discuss any concerns you might have.
BUSINESS: LUNCH WITH THE SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN
12:45–1:30 PM | SIMON HALL, ROOM 120 Hosted by Senior Associate Dean Steve Malter, Olin Undergraduate Advisors, and several current business students.
LUNCH WITH THE WUSAS 12:45–1:30 PM |DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, MEET AT THE GRAND STAIRCASE
Meet the Transfer and Exchange WUSAs for a casual lunch before heading to your next event. Bring your WashU Student ID card or cash.
ARCHITECTURE & ART: SAM FOX ASSOCIATE DEAN’S MEETING 2:30–3:30 PM | STEINBERG HALL, STEINBERG AUDITORIUM
This program is specially designed to introduce new students to the university and the Sam Fox School.
BUSINESS: OLIN ADVISING HOURS 1:30–6:00 PM | SIMON HALL, VARIOUS LOCATIONS Please refer to an email from your academic advisor that includes your personalized schedule and required meeting time and location.
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SUNDAY CLASSES ARE TOMORROW, GET READY!
1:30-2:30 PM |SEIGLE HALL, ROOM L006 Join your WUSAs for an important discussion about how to best prepare for your first week of classes. Come with any last-minute questions before classes start tomorrow.
ENGINEERING: PRE-MED MEETING 1:30â€“2:30 PM | LOPATA HALL, ROOM 101 Thinking ahead to medical school? Explore your options and learn how your undergraduate years can prepare you with Dr. Dennis Barbour of Biomedical Engineering. Ron Laue, assistant dean and health professions advisor for Engineering, will also be on hand to answer your questions. Please notify your WUSA if you are planning to attend this meeting as it conflicts with Classes are tomorrow, get ready! You can work with your WUSA to get information from them about Classes are tomorrow, get ready! at a later date.
COMPUTER SCIENCE PLACEMENT EXAM 2:45â€“4:15 PM | LOPATA HALL, ROOM 101 This exam is for students with computer science background or programming experience, regardless of intended major. Students with a score of 4 or 5 on the CS AP test automatically receive credit for CSE 131; those students need not take the placement exam, but if they want to reassess their readiness, they are welcome to take it. Students with a lower score on the CS AP test will not receive credit for CSE 131, but as with all students, CSE 131 will be waived completely or in part by passing all or some of the placement exam (see below). The placement exam determines one of the following outcomes: 1) A student may be recommended to take CSE131 in its entirety. 2) A student may be recommended to begin in a CSE course beyond CSE131. 3) Same as (2), but completion of specific CSE131 modules may be required or recommended. Questions about the Computer Science Placement Exam should be directed to Professor Ron Cytron, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ARTS & SCIENCES: SOPHOMORE GROUP ADVISING MEETING 3:00–3:45 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS
See email from the College of Arts & Sciences for your assigned time and location or ask your academic advisor for more information. All Arts & Sciences students must attend this mandatory group advising meeting.
ARCHITECTURE & ART: SAM FOX FACULTY PRESENTATIONS 3:30–4:30 PM | STEINBERG HALL, AUDITORIUM
Members of the Sam Fox faculty will present images and discuss their work as architects, artists and designers.
ARCHITECTURE & ART: SAM FOX PICNIC 4:30–5:30 PM | STEINBERG HALL, NORTH TERRACE
Relax with administrators, faculty, and other students from the Sam Fox School.
BUSINESS: OLIN PEER AMBASSADOR SOCIAL 6:00–7:00 PM | BSBA UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT LOUNGE, SIMON HALL
An opportunity for you to meet your Olin Peer Ambassador and join them in the first BSBA social of the year. Dinner will be served. You’ll leave directly from the social for your mandatory meeting on the South 40.
MOVIE ON THE SWAMP 9:30 PM | SOUTH 40, THE SWAMP (RAIN SITE: MUDD HOUSE, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM) Come spread out a blanket, enjoy free refreshments, and watch a movie with your new friends at the outdoor theatre setup. Presented by Congress of the South 40 (CS40), bringing you 40 times the fun!
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