Student Involvement

College is More than Just the Classroom

What do you already love? What could you learn to love? WashU offers hundreds of opportunities to try new things and enrich your college experience. Discover a new love or continue an existing one by getting involved.

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Home to Student Union and hundreds of student groups and activities, the office of Campus Life has so much to offer.

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Campus Life

Life on Campus: Campus Life. It’s your first step toward getting involved, making a difference and trying something new on campus and beyond.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Associated Departments

  • Department of Athletics

    Washington University has a long and rich tradition of athletic achievement that first started well over 100 years ago.

  • Campus Life

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

  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion

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

  • Student Transitions & Family Programs

    The First Year Center supports new students through their transition into the Washington University community.

  • 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.