Diversity and Inclusion

People make Community, but Community supports People

WashU is home to thousands of diverse individuals. People who look like you and think like you and people who do neither. All these people make the WashU community and WashU works to support each individual. Learn more about resources central to your identity.

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Ask an Advisor: Figuring Out Spring 2021 Plans

The OISS answers questions regarding planning for the spring semester as an international student with a visa.

Ask an Advisor: Filing U.S. Taxes as an International Student

Written by: Jeanne Pizarro, International Student & Scholar Advisor, DSO/ARO (she/her), 03/26/2021

Ask an Advisor: Graduating and Applying for OPT

02/19/2021, written by Lara Jennings, International Student and Scholar Advisor: Learn about applying for OTP at Wash U.

Ask an Advisor: Hiking Spots Around St. Louis

Written by: Claire Seely, International Student and Scholar Advisor Date: 04/23/2021 Question: What Are Some of the Best Hiking Spots Around St. Louis?

ASK AN ADVISOR: How can I celebrate Halloween this year?

As the weather has slowly turned colder, across campus excitement has been building for all sorts of Fall things: pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider, and everyone’s favorite spooky holiday, Halloween!

ASK AN ADVISOR: How do I get a Driver’s License as an International Student?

Question: Can I get Missouri driver’s license if I am an international student?

ASK AN ADVISOR: I heard OPT is Changing. How will this affect my OPT?

This past September, the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), issued new guidance on Optional Practical Training (OPT).

ASK AN ADVISOR: I’m Graduating Soon, How Can I Get Work Authorization?

Question: I will be graduating Soon. How do I get work authorization to work in the US after graduation?

Associated Departments

  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion

    Our work enhances and strengthens Washington University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Campus Life

    Campus Life empowers students to discover and define themselves and their communities through advising, programs and resources.

  • Residential Life

    We seek to provide a safe environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents.