Parent & Family Resources
Stay connected with your students all year long. Just for parents and family members, this section has information about St. Louis, a link to the Family Ties e-newsletter, and important programs & events throughout the year.​​​​​​​​​​​​
Parent & Family Orientation
Parent & Family Orientation is a time for you to make connections with administrators and fellow parents while learning more about the Washington University community.
Click here for more information on Parent & Family Orientation
Parent & Family Weekend
We are excited to welcome all parent & family members back to campus. Parent & Family Weekend is a time to re-connect with your student and explore both Washington University's campus and the surrounding St. Louis community.
Click here for more information on Parent & Family Weekend

Share your contact information with the University
Join the Washington University community and share your contact information with us.

When you share your contact information, you have the option to sign up for Family Ties, a quarterly e-newsletter specifically for families, and for The Record, a daily e-newsletter for WashU students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Click here to share your contact information with Washington University​
Family Ties
Sign Up for Family Ties
Family Ties is a quarterly e-newsletter that bridges the information gap between Washington University family members and life on campus. Family Ties focuses its content around issues regarding student life on campus that family members might find pertinent to the time of year that the publication is released. The goal of Family Ties is to provide parents with information they can’t read about in other campus publications.
​Learn more about Family Ties
Emergency Alerts
Sign Up for Emergency Alerts
Students and their families can get alerts by downloading the WUSTL Mobile App and “allow notifications.”  You will then receive all campus-wide alerts that our emergency operations team pushes out to the campus.
 Additional information about the WUSTLAlert System is available via
 To download the app:
Parent Programs
Washington University is far more than an academic institution—it is a community that brings together individuals from all over the world. Parents are invaluable members of this dynamic extended family, and share a central value: They want their sons and daughters to have the very best undergraduate experience possible. As the parent of a Washington University student, it is important that you have opportunities to connect with fellow parents and with the university. There are ways parents can stay informed, involved, and connected.
Click here to visit the Parent Programs website
Mailing and Shipping Information
UPS, Federal Express and other parcel services deliver to WUSTL. You can send packages to your campus address. Remember to include your full address, depending on where you live. Guidelines for writing your address are written below:

Students living in the South 40
Student's Name
6515 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105-2215

Students on the North Side
Student's Name
6985 Snow Way
St. Louis, MO 63130-4400

UTrucking offers two unique shipping services for WUSTL students:

East Coast Ship to School: If you live on the East Coast - between Washington D.C. and Boston - UTrucking can pick up your belongings right from your home and deliver them straight to your door at WUSTL.

Nationwide Ship to School: If you do not live on the East Coast or want to ship items from online retailers, you can send UTrucking your packages using UPS, FedEx or any other carrier and they will deliver them straight to your room.

Visit the UTrucking Website

Accessing your student's Campus Box number:

Your student should have his or her Campus Box (CB) number.  If you student does not know his or her CB number, please have him or her follow the instructions listed below.

1. Visit WebSTAC
2. Select “login”
3. Enter your WUSTL Key and Password
4. On the left column, click the red text that says “Campus Housing”
5. Click “Current Assignment” that expands under “Campus Housing”
6. Mailbox Number and Pin will be displayed on the page​​​

Visiting Campus
Washington University in St. Louis’ campuses are located near the cultural center of St. Louis, surrounded by and adjacent to museums, performance venues, vibrant entertainment and dining districts, one of the nation’s largest civic parks, and beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods rich in history and diversity. The campuses are well-served by the region’s light rail and bus service, and have easy access to major interstate highways.


The link below is operated by the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission and provides visitors with a wide selection of accommodations based on price, location and type of lodging. If looking for hotels near Washington University please select the Midtown/Clayton search option when using the search function of the website.

Click here to research St. Louis hotel information

Resources for Parents and Family
Cornerstone: The Learning Center's key services include supporting student academic success and adminstering accommodations for students with disabilities. 

Habif Health & Wellness Center has created a guide to ease submission of medical history and insurance forms and answer frequently asked questions.

Karen Levin Coburn, Senior Consultant in Residence at Washington University in St. Louis and author of Letting Go: A Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years, is a featured speaker at Bear Beginnings: Parent and Family Orientation. 

Parent Programs produces a calendar for parents and families each academic year to help families stay in-the-know with important dates at the University. ​
Click here to view the Parent & Family Resource Calendar for 2016-2017.   
Important Dates

Fall 2016


Sunday, August 21
Pre-Orientation Move-In Day

Thursday, August 25
New Student Move-In Day
Bear Beginning Begins
7:30p.m. Convocation

Monday, August 29
First Day of Classes

Monday, September 5
Labor Day - No Classes

Friday, October 15-18
Fall Break - No Classes

October 28 - October 30
Parent & Family Weekend

November 23 - November 27
Thanksgiving Break

December 9
Last Day of Classes

December 12 - December 21
Reading Period & Final Exams

Click here to download a printable sheet of Important dates for the 2016-2017 academic calendar

Click here to download a printable sheet of many of the major exam dates and times

Click here to visit the Washington University Student Group Organizer which includes a calendar highlighting many major campus events.