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Join the Eliot Society 
APAP - Alumni & Parent Admissions Program 
Partner with the Career Center
Attend/Host Events in Your Community
Women's Society in St. Louis 
Young Alumni 
Home Plate Program


Join the Eliot Society

The William Greenleaf Eliot Society is a recognition level for donors who make qualifying unrestricted (Annual Fund) gifts to schools or programs. Eliot Society members who support the W Club, the Annual Fund for Athletics, are vital partners in sustaining Washington University's tradition of athletics excellence and enhancing the student-athlete experience.

Membership begins with an annual, unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more. All gifts count toward Leading Together. Membership in the Eliot Society comes with benefits exclusively for Eliot Society members. Print and complete the Eliot Society Benefits Form and mail the PDF document to the Eliot Society Benefits Coordinator, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1210, St. Louis, MO  63130. If you have questions about the benefits of membership, please contact the Eliot Society Office at (314) 935-8096, or toll free at (877) 215-2727.


APAP - Alumni & Parent Admissions Program

The Alumni & Parents Admission Program (APAP) is a group of dedicated Washington University alumni and current parents who assist with the undergraduate admissions process. APAP members help the university recruit, interview, and enroll talented students in the areas where they live.  The program also enables alumni and parents to make connections with one another. 

Alumni volunteers assist the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by interviewing students who have applied to Washington University. In addition to interviewing prospective students, alumni APAP members may represent the university at College Fairs in their communities, host and attend receptions for admitted and enrolling students, and help spread the word about WashU.
 
Parents of current Washington University students are in a special position to communicate undergraduate student experiences, as well as what can be gained from a Washington University education. Parent members have the opportunity to serve as ambassadors for the university, host or attend receptions for admitted and enrolling students, represent the university at college fairs and be resources for parents of recently admitted students.

All alumni and current parents are welcome to join this enthusiastic group, and can choose how much time they would like to commit to it during the year. To join APAP, please call (800) 935-4826 or sign up online.


Partner with the Career Center

The Washington University Career Center helps students establish lifelong career development strategies, connects students with a diverse Washington University community and provides extensive support to students through every stage of their career search. Alumni and parents are invited to partner with the Career Center by:

•  Promoting or establishing internships and full-time positions for Washington University students with their organizations and others with which they are affiliated. Career Center staff work with Human Resources and hiring teams to make effective cases for hiring highly qualified students and to create customized recruiting plans.

•  Sharing industry knowledge and experience with students on campus through the Career Center’s Lunch with a Pro series or as part of an industry-specific panel event.

Alumni and parents who work with the Career Center help build and expand Washington University’s reputation in various markets, enhancing the overall value of a Washington University education. To learn more or become involved with the Career Center, please contact the External Relations team at (314) 935-5956 or visit careercenter.wustl.edu.  

Attend/Host Events in Your Community

There are several ways to be involved with Washington University in your hometown. Attending events where you live is a wonderful way to stay connected with the university. You can network with other members of the WashU community, enjoy special opportunities in your area, and find out from others how they help to advance the mission of WashU. Parents are encouraged to attend WashU events.

Alumni, parents, and friends are always invited to cheer on the Bears whether they are at home or on the road. Visit washubears.com for schedules of upcoming contests. We hope to see you rooting on the Bears wherever they are competing!

Women's Society in St. Louis

The Women’s Society of Washington University is an organization primarily of women of all ages from all backgrounds who share the desire to experience the resources of Washington University in St. Louis through education, scholarship, student projects and leadership. It is not necessary to be an alumnus of Washington University or live in St. Louis to join.

Young Alumni

The Alumni Association invites Young Alumni to stay connected, engaged, and involved through various networking opportunities ranging from attending a regional event to attending your Reunion. Washington University’s Alumni Network membership is a complimentary benefit bestowed upon graduation and is at no cost to you. We encourage you to take advantage of the many alumni services the Alumni Association has to offer, including career networking, alumni gatherings, continuing education opportunities and more. Read about some of the opportunities available to young alumni.  


Home Plate Program

Founded and run by Risa Zwerling Wrighton, wife of Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, the Home Plate Program matches a student with a host family in St. Louis to visit several times a year for home cooked meals and enjoyable dinnertime conversation.

Host families typically live in the neighborhoods surrounding the Washington University campus and have interesting and varied backgrounds. Every attempt is made to match students with families who share intellectual, cultural, and recreational interests. The families enjoy the program as much as the students do!

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