Programs designed to help you get acquainted and get inspired.
The First Year Center offers an orientation program for new students.
Bear Beginnings: New Student Fall Orientation is required for all fall incoming students, and will introduce you to Washington University and the St. Louis community. Students, over the course of nine days, will interact with University staff, faculty, and upper-class students. During Bear Beginnings, you will participate in three experiences: first with your residential college, second with your academic division, and third in an immersive experience with a group of your peers.
Optional programming is also provided for family members. No registration is required for this program, although it is mandatory for all incoming students.