For Parents

Parent Programs

A view of Brookings Hall, located on the Danforth Campus, after a fresh coat of winter snow.
The annual Convocation is Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton’s opportunity to welcome
all new students and
parents to the university.
The Association of
Latin American Students presents a Samba as part of Carnaval 2012 in
Edison Theatre.
Commencement represents a coming together of all of the university's different schools and degree programs to celebrate students' achievements.

Parents of Current and Former Undergraduates

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.

Stay Informed, Involved and Connected

As the parent of a Washington University student, it is important that you have opportunities to connect with fellow parents and with the university.

Here are some of the ways parents can stay informed, involved and connected:

First Year Center 
Helps you stay connected with your students with campus updates, an e-newsletter and more.
Click here and then go to “Parents and Family Members.”

Online University Calendar | 2013-14 Parent and Family Calendar​ | 2014-15 Parent and Family Calendar

Campus Resources
Students can choose from more than 200 campus activities.

Washington Magazine
The university’s print and online publication offers news, faculty and alumni features and profiles, special coverage and class notes.

@Washington University in St. Louis
Monthly Alumni & Development newsletter

Daily news for the WUSTL campuses and community.

Family Ties
Quarterly e-newsletter focused on student life on campus.

Eliot Society
Offers members benefits including campus parking options, library checkout privileges, seminars and more, as it supports the Annual Fund.

Make A Gift Now
Washington University’s online giving site, where you can make an Annual Fund gift or choose an area that means the most to you. Annual fund gifts of $1,000 or more will automatically qualify you for Eliot Society membership.

Campus Sights and Sounds 

Frequently Requested Links

Olin Business School page for Parents
Student Health Services


Contact Parent Programs - We're Here to Help!

The Parent Programs staff works to serve the needs of all Washington University parents. If you are ever in need of assistance, please contact the Parent Programs Office at (800) 247-8517.

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