Parent & Family Resources
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
Parent & Family Resource Calendar
This calendar is mailed out every July to all Washington University families.  Keep in touch with important events and deadlines on campus with a handy resource guide in the back. 
Click here to view an electronic version of the 2013-2014 Parent and Family Resource Calendar
Family Ties E-Newsletter
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.
Click here to visit the Family Ties E-Newsletter website
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
Important Dates

Fall 2013


November 27 - December 1
Thanksgiving Break

December 12 - December 18
Final Exams


Spring 2014


January 9 - January 12
Winter Welcome for new students

Monday, January 13
First Day of Classes

Monday, January 20
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

March 8 - March 16
Spring Break

Tuesday, April 22
Freshman Finale

May 1 - May 7
Final Exams
Friday, May 16


Fall 2014


Sunday, August 17
Pre-Orientation Move-In Day

Thursday, August 21
New Student Move-In Day
Bear Beginning Begins
7:30p.m.: Convocation

Monday, August 25
First Day of Classes

Monday, September 1
Labor Day - No Classes

October 10 - October 12
Parent & Family Weekend

Friday, October 17
Fall Break - No Classes

November 26 - November 30
Thanksgiving Break

December 8 - December 17
Final Exams