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BEAR BEGINNINGS

2019 Transfer and Exchange Student Schedule


WELCOME,

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 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 six-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 tailored specifically for transfer and exchange students, such as the Chancellor’s Welcome Lunch, the St. Louis Immersive Experience, and other social programs. 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:

ALL

All Students

SF

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

A&S

College of Arts & Sciences

DT

Domestic Transfer Students

BU

Olin Business School

IT

International Transfer Students

EN

McKelvey School of Engineering

EX

Exchange Students

We are very excited to welcome you to the Washington University community! FIRST YEAR CENTER newstudents.wustl.edu | firstyearcenter@wustl.edu | 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.

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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 2019” 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. • • • •

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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TUESDAY

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20th ARRIVAL FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

EX

8:30 AM – 12:00 AM | SOUTH 40, CLOCKTOWER PLAZA

IT

Take this opportunity to check-in with the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS). While there, you can also meet with representatives from the Habif Health and Wellness Center to complete your health history form or get any required immunizations.

MOVE-IN FOR RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Students living in Residential Life housing must move-in between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. First Year Center staff and student leaders will be availible to assist those students living on the South 40 who arrive prior to 1:00 PM.

WRITING PLACEMENT EXAM

A&S BU

4:00 PM – 6:30 PM | RUDOLPH HALL, ROOM 308

SF

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 Canvas. Plan to arrive 10–15 minutes early in order to check in. Please bring pens or sharpened pencils.

OPTIONAL DINNER 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM | SOUTH 40, CLOCKTOWER PLAZA Meet your Washington University Student Associates (WUSAs) at the clocktower to enjoy dinner with your fellow Transfer & Exchange students. Your WUSA will serve as your orientation leader during Bear Beginnings and as an academic mentor throughout the school year.

BEAR CLAW SERIES 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM The Bear CLAW (campus life at WashU) Series provides you with the opportunity to connect with your classmates and discover campus life communities. The series will offer small and large scale programs and events. Participate in experiences ranging in size from 30 – 750 people as you discover new places on campus and meet students who share the same interests as you. Each night, begin by checking into the homebase location with a comprehensive schedule of the variety of break out events planned along with a featured signature event. You can find details about all the sponsored events on wugo.wustl.edu under the EVENTS tab. Tonight’s featured event is:

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE - DUELING PIANOS, CHRIS’ CAKES ST. LOUIS 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM | MALLINCKRODT CENTER, EDISON THEATRE Come be entertained as the dueling pianos play your favorite songs! Also, snack on some pancakes provided by St. Louis’ Chris’ Cakes! Washington University in St. Louis | 1


WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21st FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAMS 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS ARABIC - SEIGLE ROOM 103 CHINESE - SEIGLE ROOM L006 HEBREW - SEIGLE ROOM 306 HINDI - SEIGLE ROOM 301 URDU - SEIGLE ROOM 301 JAPANESE - SEIGLE ROOM 304 KOREAN - SEIGLE ROOM 109 RUSSIAN - SEIGLE ROOM 106 Students interested in pursuing course work in one of the languages listed above who have previous knowledge or experience of this 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 newstudents.wustl.edu for more information.

COMPUTER SCIENCE PLACEMENT EXAM 9:00 AM – 11:00 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 CSE 131 in its entirety. 2) A student may be recommended to begin in a CSE course beyond CSE 131. 3) Same as (2), but completion of specific CSE 131 modules may be required or recommended. Questions about the Computer Science Placement Exam should be directed to Professor Ron Cytron, cytron@wustl.edu.

CHANCELLOR’S WELCOME LUNCH 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | UMRATH LOUNGE, UMRATH HALL Chancellor Andrew D. Martin will welcome you to Washington Univeristy. Lunch will be served as you mingle with other administrators and staff. Make sure to arrive by 11:15 AM in order to check in, pick up your welcome packet, and receive a free t-shirt. 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.

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OISS KICKOFF 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | BUSCH HALL, ROOM 100

EX

IT

This session from the Office of International Students and Scholars will review the academic integrity expectations, safety, and immigration policies of St. Louis and the United States. Also, the Washington University Police Department will be on hand to provide safety information, register bicycles, and sell bicycle locks and computer antitheft tags.

MEET YOUR WUSA

DT

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM | SEIGLE HALL Meet your WUSA and the fellow transfer students in your cohort and get any questions answered about Bear Beginnings.

UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OFFICE VISITS 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS Individually visit any university offices as you may need. WUSAs will be around to assist with directions to these offices.

BUSINESS: INDIVIDUAL ADVISING APPOINTMENTS 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM | SIMON HALL, ROOM 118

BU

DT

Please refer to the email from your academic adviser that includes your personalized schedule and your required meeting time and location.

DINNER WITH GROUP

ALL

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS Meet the student leaders and other transfer and exchange students for a casual dinner before heading to your next event. Bring your WashU ID. International transfer and exchange students will find out their dinner location during the 1:00 PM OISS Welcome. Domestic transfer students can meet their WUSAs at the Danforth University Center Grand Staircase.

MEET YOUR WUSA 6:00 PM | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, MEET AT THE GRAND STAIRCASE

ALL

Meet your WUSA and fellow TX students to gather for this evening’s mandatory events. Please check in with your WUSA.

WULIFE SERIES

ALL

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM | SIMON 001 Dialogues across Difference This workshop allows students to engage in a peer-centered conversation over topics of free speech and freedom of expression. Students will also learn valuable skills on how to communicate with others who hold different identities or ideologies. Finally, students will also watch a faculty-lead video discussing freedom of expression and free speech specifically at WashU.

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BEAR CLAW SERIES 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM The Bear CLAW (campus life at WashU) Series provides you with the opportunity to connect with your classmates and discover campus life communities. The series will offer small and large scale programs and events. Participate in experiences ranging in size from 30 – 750 people as you discover new places on campus and meet students who share the same interests as you. Each night, begin by checking into the homebase location with a comprehensive schedule of the variety of break out events planned along with a featured signature event. You can find details about all the sponsored events on wugo.wustl.edu under the EVENTS tab. Tonight’s featured event is:

RESIDENTIAL LIFE BLOCK PARTY 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM | SOUTH 40, CLOCKTOWER Meet your WUSAs at the Clocktower to go as a group to the Block Party! All students, including those who do not live in Residential Life housing are invited to attend.

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THURSDAY

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22nd WESTON CAREER CENTER SESSION

BU

10:00 AM – NOON | SIMON HALL, ROOM 122

DT

The Olin Business School Weston Career Center will discuss services and opportunities available for career development and exploration, job search tools, and post graduate planning.

CAREER CENTER PROGRAMMING

A&S EN

10:00 AM – NOON | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, ROOM 122

SF

DT

WashU’s central Career Center will discuss services and opportunities available for career development and exploration, job search tools, and post graduate planning.

CULTURAL ADJUSTMENT AND DIMENSIONS OF FRIENDSHIP

EX

11:00 AM – NOON | WOMEN’S BUILDING, FORMAL LOUNGE During this interactive session, exchange students will partake in an activity to learn ways to create cross-cultural freindship connections.

LUNCH IN GROUPS

EX

NOON – 1:30 PM | EAST END, PARKSIDE CAFE

IT

Enjoy lunch with your group leaders at the East End.

LUNCH WITH GROUP NOON – 1:00 PM | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, MEET AT THE GRAND STAIRCASE Grab lunch with your WUSAs and other transfer students. You will touch base with your WUSA about how things are going and prepare for the evening activities.

OISS CONTENT 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM | WOMEN’S BUILDING FORMAL LOUNGE

EX

IT

BU

DT

This session, led by the Office for International Students and Scholars, will cover immigration and OISS services, as well as student conduct policies.

BUSINESS: INDIVIDUAL ADVISING APPOINTMENTS 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM | SIMON HALL, ROOM 118

Please refer to the email from your academic adviser that includes your personalized schedule and your required meeting time and location.

MEET YOUR WUSA 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM | SEIGLE HALL

EX

IT

Meet your WUSA and the students in your cohort and get any questions answered about Bear Beginnings. Washington University in St. Louis | 5


DINNER WITH COHORTS 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, MEET AT THE GRAND STAIRCASE Meet your WUSAs and fellow students for a casual dinner before heading to your next event. Bring your WashU ID. Ask your student leader for your locations for dinner.

MEET YOUR WUSA 6:30 PM | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, MEET AT THE GRAND STAIRCASE

ALL

Meet your WUSA and fellow TX students to WUSA to gather for this evening’s mandatory events. Please check in with your WUSA.

WULIFE SERIES 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | MALLINCRODT CENTER, EDISON THEATRE The Date This show examines the issues surrounding sexual violence on college campuses. Following the performance, students will break into discussion groups by cohort.

BEAR CLAW SERIES 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM The Bear CLAW (campus life at WashU) Series provides you with the opportunity to connect with your classmates and discover campus life communities. The series will offer small and large scale programs and events. Participate in experiences ranging in size from 30 – 750 people as you discover new places on campus and meet students who share the same interests as you. Each night, begin by checking into the homebase location with a comprehensive schedule of the variety of break out events planned along with a featured signature event. You can find details about all the sponsored events on wugo.wustl.edu under the EVENTS tab Tonight’s featured event is:

ESCAPE ROOMS/ GIANT TWISTER (TISCH)/ BOARD GAMES, BAKED BEAR 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM | EDISON COURTYARD AND DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, FUN ROOM

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FRIDAY

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23rd ENGINEERING: ASSISTANT DEAN’S MEETING

EN

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | LOPATA HALL, ROOM 303 Assistant Dean Melanie Osborn will provide an overview of academic and curriculum policies as well as resources available in the McKelvey School of Engineering.

ARTS & SCIENCES: BREAKFAST AND WELCOME

A&S DT

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM |EADS HALL, ROOM 103

IT

Assistant Dean Warren Davis will welcome you to the College of Arts & Sciences. Light breakfast will be provided.

ARTS & SCIENCES: SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR MEETINGS 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | SOPHOMORES: EADS HALL, ROOM 103 JUNIORS: EADS HALL, 115

A&S DT

IT

During this time, you will 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.

ENGINEERING: COFFEE WITH DEPARTMENT FACULTY 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM | WHITAKER HALL OR BRAUER HALL

EN

DT

IT

Meet with faculty representatives from each department to about courses, research, and opportunities. You will be provided with your location at the 9:00 AM Assistant Dean’s meeting.

BUSINESS: EXCHANGE STUDENT ORIENTATION

BU

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | SIMON HALL, ROOM 107

EX

Join us for an overview of the Olin Business School requirements and expectations.

DEAN’S MEETING: COMMUNITY EXPECTATIONS

BU

11:00 AM – NOON | SIMON HALL, ROOM 122

ARTS & SCIENCES: WELCOME

A&S EX

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | HILLMAN HALL, ROOM 60 Join us for an overview of the College of Arts and Sciences requirements and expectations.

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ARTS & SCIENCES: PLAN-IT 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | EADS HALL, ROOMS 003 & 014

A&S DT

IT

During this workshop, you will create a plan so you can see how transfer credits, courses, and interests align in the Plan-IT tool.

ENGINEERING: WU ACHIEVE & TRANSFER CREDIT OVERVIEW 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | LOPATA HALL, ROOM 303

EN

DT

IT

Get training on WUAchieve, the Engineering School’s degree audit system, from Associate Registrar, Tobin Harris. WUAchieve will help you to determine how your credits and courses will set you on a path to graduate.

ARTS & SCIENCES: LUNCH WITH DEANS 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM | SCHNUCK PAVILION, PARKSIDE CAFE

A&S DT

IT

Join some of the Deans of the College of Arts and Sciences for lunch. Feel free to ask them more questions about WashU, St. Louis, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

BUSINESS: LUNCH WITH DEANS NOON – 1:00 PM | SIMON HALL, ROOM 118

BU

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, MEET AT THE GRAND STAIRCASE Meet WUSA Yueqi for lunch if you are not joining your academic division for lunch. Bring your WashU ID.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIVING IN RESIDENTIAL LIFE HOUSING 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM | SOUTH 40, LIEN HOUSE, URSA’S FIRESIDE

ALL

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 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.

MEET YOUR WUSA 2:30 PM | SOUTH 40, CLOCKTOWER PLAZA Meet your WUSA and fellow TX students to gather for this afternoon’s mandatory events. Please check in with your WUSA.

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WULIFE SERIES

ALL

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM |GRAHAM CHAPEL Our Names, Our Stories Building on the tenet of knowing every student by name and story, Our Names, Our Stories shares student reflections of 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.

TRANSFER & EXCHANGE COMMUNITY DINNER 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM | SOUTH 40, BEAR’S DEN Join the WUSAs and other transfer and exchange students for dinner. You will touch base with your WUSA about how things are going and prepare for the evening activities.

WOMEN’S SOCCER SCRIMMAGE 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | FRANCIS FIELD Join your fellow students for a scrimmage of the WashU women’s soccer team.

BEAR CLAW SERIES 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM The Bear CLAW (campus life at WashU) Series provides you with the opportunity to connect with your classmates and discover campus life communities. The series will offer small and large scale programs and events. Participate in experiences ranging in size from 30 – 750 people as you discover new places on campus and meet students who share the same interests as you. Each night, begin by checking into the homebase location with a comprehensive schedule of the variety of break out events planned along with a featured signature event. You can find details about all the sponsored events on wugo.wustl.edu under the EVENTS tab. Tonight’s featured event is:

CITY MUSEUM 7:30 PM – 11:15 PM | CITY MUSEUM The City Museum is a place of dreams and wondors where you can climb through caves, run through a skate park, play in a giant ball pit, and ride down a five-storu slide. A Bear Beginnings favorite, there will be free pizza and snacks. Wear comfortable clothing, as City Museum is meant to be an interactive experience. Closed-toed shoes and pants or shorts are suggested. Check it out at citymuseum.org.

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SATURDAY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24th ST. LOUIS IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE 9:45 AM – 3:30 PM | MEET OUTSIDE MALLINCKRODT CENTER Students will have the opportunity to explore various St. Louis traditions, including neighborhood walking tours, a picnic on the Arch grounds, and a tram ride to the top of the Gateway Arch! Closed-toed shoes and sunglasses are suggested. Also be sure to bring you water bottle!

TAILGATE 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Join us for a U.S. tradition of BBQ, yard games, and fun! After the tailgate, we will all watch the football scrimmage.

FOOTBALL GAME 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | FRANCIS FIELD Join your fellow students for a scrimmage of the WashU football team.

BEAR CLAW SERIES 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM The Bear CLAW (campus life at WashU) Series provides you with the opportunity to connect with your classmates and discover campus life communities. The series will offer small and large scale programs and events. Participate in experiences ranging in size from 30 – 750 people as you discover new places on campus and meet students who share the same interests as you. Each night, begin by checking into the homebase location with a comprehensive schedule of the variety of break out events planned along with a featured signature event. You can find details about all the sponsored events on wugo.wustl.edu under the EVENTS tab Tonight’s featured event is:

SUP ALL NIGHT 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER Come and meet other new students and members of Student Union! Listen to music, enjoy some great food, and engage with some interactive games (with prizes)! Have fun and make some memories with your new friends! Brought to you by Student Union, Dining Services, and Campus Life.

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SUNDAY

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25th CLASS ARE TOMORROW, GET READY!

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9:30 AM – 11:00 AM | SEIGLE HALL, ROOM L006 Meet your WUSAs to learn how to succeed academically at WashU! Your WUSA will provide you with academic resources, deadlines, study tips, and more.

FIND YOUR CLASSES TOURS 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | DANFORTH UNIVERSITY CENTER, MEET AT THE GRAND STAIRCASE Tours, led by your WUSAs, will help familiarize yourself with campus and help you to find your classroom.

TEXTBOOK CENTRAL NOON – 2:00 PM | OLIN LIBRARY, LEVEL 1 “Textbook Central” is designed to encourage students to search the libraries’ collections to find their textbooks. You may find some; you may not, but it is an opportunity to learn how utilizing the libraries’ collections and services can potentially save you money on textbooks. Join us! Bring a friend, food and drinks provided!

CLOSING CEREMONY

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3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | FRANCIS FIELD Take part in this WashU tradition in which we gather to celebrate the pride we all have in WashU!

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Bear Beginnings 2019 Transfer & Exchange Student Schedule  

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