Parent & Family Weekend is sponsored by the First Year Center. Is it just for families of first year students?
Although the First Year Center coordinates Parent & Family Weekend, families of students in all classes attend the weekend. The majority of programs and events are for any and all family members and students. Additionally, the First Year Center supports family members throughout a student’s entire Washington University career.
One of the tours I would like to go on is sold out. Can I still attend?
After advance ticket sales have concluded or an event has sold out, we encourage you to stop by the Parent & Family Weekend Welcome Center on Friday, October 10 or Saturday, October 11 to see if there are available tickets. In limited situations, some family members are not able to attend an event and will inform us. At that time we will be able to provide updated information about availability of tickets.
I can no longer go on a tour or to an event. Who should I notify?
If you know you are no longer able to attend an event before Friday, October 10, we ask that you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you will no longer be in attendance. This will allow us to update capacities and offer a ticket to other interested individuals. Please note we are not able to process refunds after Friday, October 3rd. If you arrive to campus and are no longer able to attend an event or tour, we ask that you stop by the Parent & Family Weekend Welcome Center (Umrath Lounge) or send an email to email@example.com.
I have a family member that will need a wheelchair or additional accommodations during the weekend. How do I prepare for this?
If a guest attending Parent & Family Weekend requires a wheelchair, please contact Medical West at 314-725-1888. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide wheelchairs to attendees on campus. If you have additional accessibility concerns, please contact our office.