Being the Best Student You Can Be
Students have different goals and different objectives for their WashU career, and the school is committed to helping each student reach their personal benchmarks. Explore resources, study opportunities outside the classroom, and academic jobs to be the best you can.
Celebrate being a first generation college student at WashU on November 8!
First year students have a home base at the First Year Center. Check out everything that's waiting for you!
The Learning Center provides undergraduate students key resources to enhance their academic progress.
Success can mean many things to a student. It can be about getting good grades, excelling in leadership, making a positive impact on others or finding out who you really are. Many times, it's a combination of factors that mean you can say you've succeeded.
Stefan Yu made discoveries about himself at Washington University that changed his study and life plans.Read the story
Address/Phone/Email Reporting Requirement
SEVIS regulations require the university to report a physical local address, phone number and email address for all F-1 and J-1 students.
After U.S. Arrival for International Students
After you arrive in St. Louis, see the steps to take to make sure you get off to a smooth start.
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: Passport, check. Visa, check. What else do I need for travel?
Along with having a valid passport, with at least 6 months left on it and a valid F-1 entry visa, you must have a recent travel signature from one of your OISS advisors on page 2 of your I-20.
ASK AN ADVISOR: Who Can I Talk to When I am Feeling Stressed?
Question: I’ve been in the US for over a year, but I’m still having difficulty adjusting. The stress from my classes is too much and I feel like an outsider, constantly alone. Is there anyone I can talk to about this?
Campus Involvement for International Graduate Students
Get resources for promoting health among international graduate students at WashU.
Certification of Student Status Letter Request for International Students
Complete this form to request a letter to verify your student status.
Dependents of International Students
A spouse or dependent child of an F-1 is given the status of F-2.
The OISS enables international students and scholars to thrive academically and socially.
We seek to provide a safe environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents.
WashU Cares assists the university in handling situations involving the safety and well-being of Danforth Campus students.
The Office of Scholar Programs houses the staff and scholars of the university’s premiere, merit-based scholar programs.