The university is closely tracking the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). For information about the University’s response visit WashU Together: COVID-19 Response. For updates about the admission process, see below.

Update as of December 1, 2020

Washington University interim policy on visitors

  • To limit the spread of COVID-19, access to campus is restricted at this time and we are not allowing visitors. The Admissions & Aid staff continue to work from home to allow only those essential workers to be on campus. Please do not visit campus at this time. We will be delighted to welcome you to campus when we re-open.
  • The Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Financial Services will not be scheduling individual on-campus meetings; however, we will be open and available to talk via phone or email.
  • Daily Visits: All campus visits are virtual until further notice. Learn about virtual visit opportunities.

To learn more about the university’s response to COVID-19, visit our information page.

Common Questions

Prospective students:

Visit our Fall 2021 Applicant Info page to learn more about policies for students applying to WashU.

Will prospective or admitted students be able to visit campus this spring?

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority in every decision we make. To limit the spread of COVID-19, access to campus this spring will remain restricted and we will not allow prospective students and families to visit campus.

We are hopeful that conditions will improve during the spring semester, and we will be able to welcome admitted students to campus in April. We expect to be able to inform admitted students of their visit options by mid- to late March when we have a better understanding of the public health situation. Until then, we will continue to monitor the health and wellbeing of our community. We will post updated information to this page as is becomes available.

Q: What if my family member would like to talk to someone at the university?

A: Just let your admissions officer know and we will be happy to speak with your family member or put them in touch with a member of our community.