See the sights, take it all in

While we’re unable to welcome prospective students to visit campus right now, we’re committed to providing and planning exciting ways for you to get to know our community from the comfort of your couch!

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

High school seniors

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

Explore the opportunities listed below to learn more about WashU:

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

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:

  • Information session and student panel
  • Guided virtual campus tour

Ongoing events

Information session

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.

Through December 18 – Sessions are available on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.
After December 22 – Sessions are available on Monday and Saturday.

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.

Through December 18 – Tours are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
After December 22 – Tours are available on Monday and Saturday.

Optional virtual interviews

Virtual interviews are offered to high school seniors who plan to apply as first-year students for the fall of 2021. Interviews are casual conversations with admissions staff that last approximately 15-20 minutes. Please note that prospective students are allowed one interview in the application process.

Through December 18 – Interviews are available between 2 and 5 pm CT on Monday and Thursday or between 1 and 5 pm CT on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
After December 22 – Interviews are available between 1 and 5 pm CT on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

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?

Sessions offered at various times Tuesday through Friday through December 18.


We have a packed schedule of webinars for students applying to #WashU25 on a variety of topics from writing your supplemental essay to academic scholarships to diversity, equity, and inclusion. View the upcoming schedule and register at the link below.

For international students

WashU is a global institution and values the perspectives of our students from all over the world. Join us to learn more about WashU, the application process, and financial aid. We’ll also share information on how WashU supports international students on campus. Information sessions are intended for international students who plan to apply for admission for the fall of 2021.

Supporting your student webinar series: college search advice for parents and families

We are hosting a variety of webinars this fall for parents & families of students of all ages! Check out the lineup and register at the link below.

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

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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