See the sights, take it all in

We’re committed to providing and planning exciting ways for you to get to know our community!

Check back often as we’ll be adding new virtual experiences.

High school seniors (applying for first-year admission in fall 2022)

Congratulations! It’s an exciting time in your life, but don’t be overwhelmed.

Explore the opportunities listed below to learn more about WashU:

On-Campus Visit Experience

  • WashU Walk-Through – this is an opportunity only available to fall 2022 first-year students.

Virtual Experiences

  • Information session and student panel
  • Guided virtual campus tour
  • Academic sessions
  • Optional virtual interviews

High school students grade 9-11

You’re getting an early start on your college search – good job!

Here’s how you can connect with us virtually:

Virtual Experiences

  • Information session and student panel
  • Guided virtual campus tour
  • Academic sessions
  • Webinars

Ongoing events

Information Session & Student Panel

Start here! Our information session is an introduction to WashU intended for students at all stages of their college search. Our live information sessions include plenty of time to have your questions answered. Then we’ll transition to a 30-minute student panel where you’ll hear firsthand from our student interns about life at WashU!

Student guided virtual campus tour

Students and their families are invited to join a current WashU student for a guided version of the online virtual tour to learn more about the student experience at WashU. Virtual tours are open to students at all stages of their college search.

Academic sessions

Are you interested in taking a closer look at our undergraduate programs and unique extracurricular opportunities within the College of Arts and Sciences, McKelvey School of Engineering, Olin Business School, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts or Beyond Boundaries?

Optional virtual interviews

Interviews are for high school students who plan to apply as first-year students for the fall of 2022. They are not required as part of the admission application process.

Virtual Interviews allow you to spend 15-20 minutes chatting one-on-one with a current student. These casual conversations allow you to both learn more about WashU and tell us more about yourself and your academic and extracurricular interests.

Virtual interviews will be offered on the following days:

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays in July
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in August

Special Note for Interviews: The interview time listed below represents the start time of our first interview that day. Please click on Optional Virtual Interview to see additional interview times available that day.

International students

Join us for an information session created specifically with international students in mind.

We are offering two sessions on each of the following dates:
– Wednesday, July 14
– Wednesday, August 4
Pick one of the above dates on the calendar, then select the time that works best for you!

Virtual theme weeks

Do you want to take a closer look at WashU’s undergraduate schools and programs? Or are you already interested in a specific area of study?
Join us for our Virtual Theme Weeks!

Stay tuned for weekly updates complete with a schedule of events, links to register, and more.

Connect with us

We’re here to help!

Need help with your application? Have questions about life at WashU? Our admissions officers and student interns are ready to help!

Find your admissions officerChat with a student

Pre-recorded sessions

Our pre-recorded sessions are available 24/7 – no need to check your calendar, just click “play” when you’re ready to watch!

Information session

Led by Easton Knott, Assistant Director, the general information session broadly covers WashU and its five undergraduate colleges.

College of Arts & Sciences

We know that breakthroughs—scientific or creative, academic or personal—happen when ideas collide. At the intersection of it all is the College of Arts & Sciences—a school with no limits on what you can study, learn, and achieve.

College of Arts & Sciences

McKelvey School of Engineering

We are taking innovation, technology, and scientific excellence to new heights. As a McKelvey engineer, you’ll come alongside us as we produce new knowledge to solve national and international challenges that will change the world.

McKelvey School of Engineering

Olin Business School

We value time and experiences, and know that business knowledge is prized in every industry. Olin’s small, personalized nature allows for more hands-on opportunities to develop real-world skills—giving you the confidence to chase your dreams.

Olin Business School

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts – Art & Architecture

At the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, you’ll find a close-knit community of creators. Our diverse and talented scholars consistently push the needle in all facets of architecture, art, and design.

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts – Art & Architecture

Beyond Boundaries Program

Beyond Boundaries is a unique educational experience that allows talented and motivated students to tackle big societal and intellectual challenges.

Beyond Boundaries Program

Virtual tour

Our multimedia virtual tour is the second best way to experience why we’re ranked as one of the best college campuses in America!

First days at WashU

WashU asked new first-year students to shoot one second of video every day for their first weeks on campus. Here are their video diaries.

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