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Events for Families

Parent & Family Orientation: Fall Welcome

Parent and Family Orientation is a great opportunity to attend sessions about campus resources and meet faculty and staff who will be important partners in your student's Wash U education.​ 

When you arrive on campus in August, be sure to pick up the Parent & Family Orientation booklet that will be available at the individual residence halls and the Parent Resource Center in Ursa's Fireside on the South 40. In addition to the most up-to-date schedule, the booklet provides hours for on-campus dining locations and university offices. We look forward to seeing your family on campus in August!


Parent and Family Weekend

Experience Wash U. Explore St. Louis. Stay Connected.
The First Year Center can provide you with the following information about Parent and Family Weekend:

Registration and Ticket Purchasing
Schedule of Events
Planning Your Visit: Arrival, Travel and Parking Information
Planning Your Visit: Coordinating with your Student
St. Louis Resources
Frequently Asked Questions

ThurtenE Carnival

The main purpose of ThurtenE Carnival is to bring together the Washington University and Greater St. Louis communities for three days of exhilarating rides, live performances, and delicious food. It is the largest and oldest student-run carnival in the nation, organized by members of ThurtenE Honorary at Washington University.

 Alumni & Development Events Calendar

 There are several ways to be involved with Washington University in your hometown. Many parents volunteer to host events in their home for alumni, parents and friends of the university. Events may feature a prominent administrator or faculty member and often are planned at the suggestion of a Wash U parent.

Attending events in your hometown is a wonderful way to connect with the university. You can network with other members of the WU community, enjoy special cultural opportunities in your area and find out from others how they help to advance the university.

Please visit the Alumni & Development Events Calendar for additional events for parents and families.

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