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2SA Peer Mentor Program

Second-Year Student Associates (2SAs) are upper-division student leaders that focus on engaging with and supporting sophomore students with their academic and social activities at WashU.

Classroom Connections

Classroom Connections is a chance for new students to meet and eat with their professors.

Exchange Experience

Whether they join us for a semester or an academic year, the Exchange Experience provides students with unique experiences to connect with WashU and St. Louis.

First 40

New students participate in a wide-ranging series of social and cultural events during the first forty days of classes.

First Day

Each year, WashU students celebrate the start of the fall semester by posing for a photo with a ‘First Day’ sign.   First Day is Monday, August 29, 2022!

First Year Finale

A celebration to allow students to reflect on their first year experiences and recognize outstanding members of the university community.

First-Year Experience

The First-Year Experience immerses students into the WashU and St. Louis communities through Bear Beginnings, first-year traditions, and faculty connections.

Halfway to Graduation Celebration

A party to commemorate the sophomore class reaching the halfway-mark of their undergraduate journeys, this serves as the final event of the Sophomore Experience.

Programs and Resources for First Year Students

First year students have a home base at the office Student Transitions & Family Programs. Check out everything that's waiting for you!

Sophomore Experience

The semester-long Sophomore Experience is designed to help students transition into their second year of college through academic workshops, career exploration, and excursions into St. Louis.

Sophomore Summit

Sophomore Summit is a two-day program designed welcome sophomores back to campus before their third semester at WashU.

Student Executive Board

The Student Transitions & Family Programs' Executive Board helps to create, plan and implement programs that aid new students.

Student Transition Leadership Positions

Student transition leaders support first-year, sophomore, transfer, and exchange students in the transition into WashU community, and during their time at WashU

Transfer & Exchange Student Mentor Program

Transfer & Exchange Student Mentors (TXSMs) are upper-division student leaders who assist new students with their academic, social, and personal transition to Washington University.

Transfer Experience

The Transfer Experience starts with Bear Beginnings and continues throughout transfer students’ first years at WashU to welcome them to WashU and St. Louis.

Webinar: COVID-19 Updates for Students & Families

The webinar for May 28, 2020 has ended. Recordings of the webinar will be posted on the Families website beginning next week.