COVID-19

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.

Update as of March 24, 2021

Washington University interim policy on visitors

  • To limit the spread of COVID-19, only admitted first-year students who have pre-registered for the WashU Walk-Through experience are currently allowed on campus.
  • Daily visits: Access to campus is restricted at this time and we are not allowing any prospective student visitors. All prospective student campus visits are virtual until further notice. Learn about virtual visit opportunities.
  • 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.

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

Common Questions

Fall 2021 Applicants:

I’ve been admitted to the class of 2025 at Washington University. Can I visit campus?

Admitted first-year students may register for WashU Walk-Through – a time-limited, outdoor experience for admitted students plus one guest (parent, guardian, or other adult college decision making participant). All visitors must pre-register for a specific time, and will have 15-minutes at the start of that time to check-in on campus. Visitors will have a total of 2 hours on campus. Contact information must be provided for both student and guest to allow contact tracing in the event that exposure to COVID-19 occurs. Admitted students should log in to their WashU Pathway account to register.

I’m on the wait list, should I visit campus to show that I am interested?

No, in fact, under our COVID policy, only admitted students are approved for visits and you should not visit. Should we be able to offer admission from the wait list, we will attempt to accommodate those students who are offered admission if the public health situation allows.

Prospective students:

Visit our Fall 2021 and 2022 Applicant Info page to learn more about policies for students applying to WashU.

Will prospective students be able to visit campus this summer?

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority in every decision we make. We hope to be able to welcome limited prospective student visitors this summer if the public health situation allows. This site will be updated when information is available.