We invite you to share in our community and see for yourself what makes WashU so special.

Whether you are just starting your college search or you already know that WashU is the place for you, we’re excited to connect with you and share in your college journey.

Check out our in-person and virtual visit options below – you can hear from current students, explore our beautiful campus, learn about our academic and extracurricular opportunities, and more.

In-Person Campus Visits

Daily Campus Visits

Campus visits provide an opportunity for prospective students to explore our beautiful campus and connect with our community. 

In-person campus visits are offered Monday through Friday and some Saturdays. Your visit will include a 45-minute information session, followed by a 75-minute student-led campus tour. Our information session will provide an overview of WashU, our programs as well as the admission and financial assistance process.

Additional on-campus academic division sessions and/or tours are offered on Mondays and Fridays.

Academic Theme Days

Do you want to take a closer look at WashU’s undergraduate schools? Or are you already interested in a specific area of study? Join us for Academic Theme Days this summer!

These on-campus visits offer in-depth insight into each academic division and life at WashU. Be sure to reserve your spot soon because space is limited

Application Essay Writing and Financial Aid Presentations

Wednesday, August 7

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will share insider tips with you on writing application essays. Concurrently, Student Financial Services will talk with families about navigating the financial assistance process.

  • Optional Campus Tour check-in starts at 5:15 p.m. with the tour departing at 5:30 p.m. (pre-registration required)
  • Check-in begins at 6:15 p.m.
  • Program begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Group Visits

Special group visits are offered for students in grades 9 through 12.

Please note that sessions and/or tours may be canceled if extreme weather poses a severe risk to visitor, staff, or student safety.

WashU Near You

Group Presentations

Join members of the admissions committee from WashU, Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Notre Dame for an in-person information session featuring four of the top research institutions in the U.S.

Consortium Student Events (In-Person & Virtual Options)

Join WashU, Cornell University, Emory University, Pomona College, and Rice University for a presentation open to students, their families and counselors. Hear from admission officers from each of our respective institutions and learn more about what unites us.

High School Visits

Throughout the spring and fall, our admission officers will be visiting high schools (in person and virtually) to connect with students and share information about WashU, St. Louis, and the admissions and financial assistance process.

Contact your high school counselor to find out if we are coming to your school.

College Fairs

Look for representatives from Washington University at college fairs across the country this fall!

Bear Chats

Schedule an informal “Bear Chat” with a Bear Ambassador! In-person and virtual Bear Chats are open to any interested student beginning the spring before their senior year.

Virtual Experiences


Join us from anywhere

Whether you’re looking to attend an information session, explore our academic divisions, or connect with a current student, we’ve got you covered!

Visit our virtual calendar and register for the events that best fit your schedule.

Virtual Information Sessions for International Students

If you are looking for a world-class education, a diverse and supportive community, and the opportunity to make real-world changes in a collaborative learning environment—then Washington University in St. Louis is the school for you!

During these upcoming virtual information sessions specifically for international students, we’ll share more about WashU, the admission process, and the ways we support international students on campus. We’ll also be happy to answer any questions that you may have. 

The content of all sessions will be the same—please choose the date that works best for you.

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!

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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!