We look forward to welcoming you to our Scholars Weekend!

Meals and transportation will be provided for the entire visit. You will stay with a current student in one of our residence halls.

Before we are able to complete your registration, we need to receive the completed Student Acknowledgement, Consent, and Release and Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement, Consent, and Release Forms.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Scholars Weekend

All Scholars Weekend attendees will check in at Risa Commons (#163 on the campus map) between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. You will receive a personalized visit packet and lanyard with everything you will need for your stay, including a full itinerary of events. 

While visiting campus you are invited to attend:

  • A Scholars Weekend welcome dinner.
  • The WashU Race to explore the campus community.
  • A variety of fun activities with other Scholars Weekend attendees.

Finalists for the Conway/Proetz Scholarships, James W. Fitzgibbon Scholarships, and the University Scholars Program in Medicine will interview on Friday.

Finalists for the Annika Rodriguez Scholars Program, Danforth Scholars Program, Honorary Scholars Program in Arts & Sciences, Olin Business School Distinguished Scholars Program, and the John B. Ervin Scholars Program will interview on Saturday.

Langsdorf Scholars will meet with Dean Bobick on Saturday.

If you are flying into St. Louis Lambert International Airport:

Before arriving at the airport, please check with your airline about any additional service fees (for baggage, etc.) you may incur, and verify what form of payment the airline requires for these fees (you will not be reimbursed for service fees charged by the airline).

If you have questions about your itinerary, please contact Acendas Travel at (800) 953-4401.

If you must change your arrangements or cancel your visit after your tickets have been booked, you will be responsible for any change fees or, in the case of cancellation, reimbursement for the cost of your tickets. Your reimbursement will go back into our Travel Grant fund so we may provide future students with airfare to visit campus. Depending on airline restrictions, the tickets may remain yours to use for future travel. If you need to change your plans, please contact us immediately in writing at visit@wustl.edu.

You will need an appropriate photo I.D. when you check in at the airport on Thursday, March 26.

WashU representatives will be at St. Louis Lambert International Airport to meet you. Please look for us at our greeting centers:

  • Main Terminal (Terminal 1) near the Hertz Rent A Car counter in the baggage claim area near luggage carousel M3. 
  • East Terminal (Terminal 2) down the escalator, near the exit and directly to the left of the airport information booth.

We will provide transportation to campus. The check-in station is in Risa Commons (#163 on the campus map). Dress is casual for check-in.

If you are driving to Washington University:

Check-in is available 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. Please plan to arrive by 2:00 p.m. to check in before the first planned activity.

For your convenience, we encourage you to take a taxi, Uber, or use public transportation if possible. If you are driving or renting a car during your visit, parking is most readily available in the Danforth University Center (DUC) underground garage located at 6475 Forsyth Boulevard. At the entrance, pull a ticket and display it on your dashboard. Visitor parking is available on Level 1.

Alternate visitor parking can be found on the roof of Snow Way garage and on Level 4 of Millbrook garage.

When you exit the garage at the end of your visit, you will need to insert your entrance ticket and then your validation ticket. Validation will be provided at check-in.

All parking garages are roughly a 10-minute walk to check-in.

For more information, visit parking.wustl.edu/parking/visitor.

Packing List

  • Dress for the weekend will be predominantly casual. For dinners and interviews, you will want something dressier than jeans (items like khakis, slacks, skirts, dresses, sweaters, button downs, and polo shirts are appropriate). 
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag (you will be sleeping on the floor of your host’s residence hall room.)
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Umbrella
  • For Conway/Proetz and Fitzgibbon Scholarship Finalists ONLY
    • Portfolio of original work. (The faculty committee understands that it may not be possible for you to bring large pieces or 3-D work. For works of art that cannot be easily transported, you will be able to use images from your original SlideRoom portfolio which we will have available for you during your interview. You may also bring a CD or flash drive with JPGs of new work to be added to your digital portfolio. If you have any questions about your portfolio, please contact Rachel Youn by phone at (800) 638-0700 or (314) 935-8652, or by email at youn@wustl.edu.

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Contact Info:

If you have a question about a Scholars Weekend event, including flight details and itineraries, please reach out to the admissions contact listed below. For questions pertaining only to the scholarship program, please contact the program contact listed below. For any additional questions, you can contact the Office of Undergraduate admissions via email, admissions@wustl.edu or phone, (800) 638-0700 or (314) 935-6000.

Annika Rodriguez Scholars Program

Admissions Contact: Bobby Golliday, (314) 935-7351
Program Contact: Julia Macias, (314) 935-8373

Alexander S. Langsdorf Fellowship Program

Admissions Contact: Julie Allen, (314) 935-7933
Program Contact: Christopher Ramsay, (314) 935-6115

Conway/Proetz Scholarships

Admissions Contact: Jessica Napier, (314) 935-8226
Program Contacts: Rachel Youn, (314) 935-8652; Georgia Binnington, (314) 935-6532

Danforth Scholars Program

Admissions Contact: Bobby Golliday, (314) 935-7351
Program Contacts: Kirsten Smith, (314) 935-3359; Jeffery Matthews, (314) 935-4059

Honorary Scholars Program (Compton, Lien, Moog, Mylonas)

Admissions Contact: Katie Piedmont, (314) 935-8505
Program Contacts: Kaitlyn Hamilton, (314) 935-7666; Jennifer Romney, (314) 935-7969

James W. Fitzgibbon Scholarships

Admissions Contact: Jessica Napier, (314) 935-8226
Program Contacts: Rachel Youn, (314) 935-8652; Georgia Binnington, (314) 935-6532

John B. Ervin Scholars Program

Admissions Contact: Bobby Golliday, (314) 935-7351
Program Contact: Jonathan Solomon, (314) 935-7661

Olin Business School Distinguished Scholars Program

Admissions Contact: Julie Allen, (314) 935-7933
Program Contact: Analisa Ortiz, (314) 935-4691

University Scholars Program in Medicine

Admissions Contact: Julie Yehling, (314) 935-3239
Program Contact: Daniel Schnall, (314) 935-2986