Graduate School Orientation

Monday, August 20, 2018

RSVP is required to attend.  

Please note: this orientation is limited to MFA and PhD students in Arts & Sciences, and PhD students in Social Work and Engineering. To see if your department is part of Arts & Sciences please check the degrees & programs list. Incoming Graduate Students who are not in Arts & Sciences should consult with their school or program for information about their orientation. This includes students entering in the following schools and programs:  Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences, Business Administration, Movement Science, Public Health & Speech and Hearing Sciences. 



@ Danforth University Center 

9:00 - 10:00amResource Fair


        *If you plan to park on the Danforth Campus and Shuttle to the zoo, a daily parking permit costs about $9. Please review WashU parking     
          restrictions and polices at .


9:30am | Departure to Zoo

10:00am | Departure to Zoo

@ St. Louis Zoo

10:00 - 10:35am | Icebreaker & Welcome

10:35 - 11:35am | Career & Professional Development Panel

11:35 - 12:20pm | Panel on Student Involvement Opportunities 

12:20 - 1:20pm | Lunch

2:15 - 3:00pm | Taxes Workshop

3:00 - 3:45pm | Graduate Resources Panel

3:45 - 4:30pm | Health Services Presentation

5:00 - 6:00pm | Reception



New Graduate & Professional Student WELCOME

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and Provost Holden Thorp

Cordially invite you to attend the annual new graduate and professional student welcome and the 'Flavors of St. Louis' reception.



Office Partners 2017 Orientation Presentations

Graduate Career Services


Liberman Graduate Center

The Liberman Graduate Center is home to a variety of academic, professional, and social functions for graduate and professional students. The Liberman Center encourages students to foster a sense of interdisciplinarity and develop social and intellectual communities among their peers. The Graduate School, University offices, graduate student groups, and students, host programs in the meeting spaces of the Graduate Center. Programming involves topics such as graduate student professional development; graduate student groups and graduate student leadership; new student orientation, interdisciplinary, academic & personal development.

Liberman Graduate Center

Washington University Police Department


Checklist for Admitted Graduate Students

A detailed list that prepares you for before you arrive, upon arrival to campus, and settling in.