Making WashU a New Home
Moving away from family, friends and community, even if it’s just down the street, is an adjustment. And each additional year away brings new opportunity and challenges. Feel confident in making WashU a home and keeping it a home all four years.
There are many shuttle options for getting around campus and around town.
Detailed explanation of key residential life policies and procedures.
Local families are matched with students and provide home-cooked meals several times a year.
Living on campus? Living off campus? Wherever you live as a WashU student, the office of Residential Life has much more to offer than room and board.
It’s the starting place for new students. It’s home base for returning students. It’s a hub of academic activity and programs. It’s ResLife!Read the story
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 is a chance for new students to meet and eat with their professors.
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!
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.
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 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
We seek to provide a safe environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents.
The OISS enables international students and scholars to thrive academically and socially.