Resources to help you stay connected with your student and WashU
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.
Connect with the First Year Center
The end of senior year and preparation for college is a busy time for every student. We realize it is sometimes easier for a parent or family member to make a call on behalf of your student to verify information about the upcoming first semester; however, it would help us begin to establish a relationship with your student if you could encourage him or her to make that call or send that e-mail, especially throughout the academic year.
As we support your students through their four years, one of our important roles is encourage their independence and their efforts in new endeavors. The First Year Center and other departments on campus will help connect students to resources, but we will also push for their autonomous work in developing faculty relationships, connecting with the Career Center, and getting involved in other campus activities.
We are pleased to be your partner in launching your student into the WashU community. We want to hear from you if there is a serious family or personal matter that will affect your student or if you have questions in coaching your student to utilize the resources at WashU. We appreciate your help in encouraging your student to self-advocate and look forward to supporting both your student and your family in the transition to college.