Winter Welcome: Spring Orientation

Winter Welcome: Spring Orientation

Winter Welcome introduces new Exchange students to the Washington University and St. Louis communities.

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Monday, January 16, 2017​​

Students, please be aware of the following schedule adjustments due to inclement weather:

Friday, January 13: 

3:00 PM Student Health Services "Stress Less with SHS" session is now cancelled. Information will be shared at a later date.

6:30 PM Dinner on the Loop is relocated to Bear's Den on the South 40. Please note that Bear's Den ("BD") is the only on-campus eatery open this evening. Afterwards, students are invited to the First Year Center on the South 40 to play games and socialize. Snacks are provided.

Saturday, January 14: 

​6:30 PM Ice Skating is cancelled. 

Please check your email account for any additional updates to the schedule.

Exchange Student Move-In
If you are living on the South 40, please check in at the Residential Life Office on Shepley Drive in the South Forty House, the building on the right, across from the Clocktower plaza. The Residential Life staff will give you your room key. They will also direct you to your building and let you know the best place to park for unloading your vehicle.

If you are living in The Village, Millbrook apartments, Village East, The Lofts, House 11 or Greenway, Rosedale, Waterman Court, University Terrace, University Drive apartments, please check in with The Village staff at The Village on campus. You should enter campus on Snow Way Drive. The Village staff will give you your room key.   They will also direct you to your building and let you know the best place to park for unloading your vehicle.

If you are living off-campus, you will receive your student ID, U-Pass, and Winter Welcome schedule at the mandatory Exchange Student session covering immigration requirements and paperwork at 9:30am on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in the Danforth University Center, room 234.
Transportation Information
If you would like to request a U-Pass, please visit the U-Pass website. If you order your U-Pass before Tuesday, December 27, we will have it available for you to pick-up at the Winter Welcome events on Thursday, January 12.

Exchange students who plan on bringing a car to campus will have to purchase a campus parking pass for the spring semester. This can be done online ahead of time at You may also stop by Parking Services weekdays between 8:30am and 5:00pm on Washington University’s North Campus. Please visit for directions to North Campus.
The 2017 Winter Welcome: New Student Spring Orientation schedule is available to view below.
Click to view the Winter Welcome 2017 schedule .

Please note that you will receive a copy of the schedule when you arrive to campus. To help navigate around campus during move in, download a campus map. 
Optional Placement Exams
Any new exchange students who would be interested in taking courses or a tutorial to refine their English for academic and professional communication may sign up for a placement test with WUSTL’s English Language Programs (ELP). Although these tests are listed as tests for graduate students, undergraduates are welcome to take them. Information about how to sign up is available at

Students are also welcome to contact the ELP at to learn more about the ELP’s services. The last opportunity to take placement tests will be Friday, January 13, 2017 but students are welcome to contact the English Language Program at any time to get advice about which services would be most appropriate.