UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS at WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in ST. LOUIS

It’s Major Declaration Day!

Today, February 22nd, 2021, is scary, exciting, troubling, and stressful for a lot of us sophomores. Today, we officially declare our majors. And although the action is as simple as clicking a couple buttons on WebSTAC, it is a day where many of us have to sit down and think about our futures. Some people […]

For the reminiscent heart

Alternatively titled: nostalgic times call for nostalgic measures

Simon Hall

Simon Hall Study Buddy!

John E. Simon Hall Located on Danforth Campus here at Wash U, John E. Simon Hall stands as one of the largest academic buildings with nearly 80,000 feet of workable space. While it houses many of the inner workings behind John M. Olin School of Business, I find non-business school students (like myself) use all […]

My Semester Abroad…In Washington DC

At Wash U, there are a ton of different study abroad options should you choose to take a semester and go explore somewhere new. Because I’m doing the Brown School 3-2 program, I knew that if I wanted to go ~abroad~, I should do it as early as possible. In all honesty, I was looking […]

Women in STEM Panel

My favorite thing about being a STEM major is the fact that I am a woman majoring in STEM. I love that I defied the odds and chose a major that is usually chosen by men. Everyday, I’m reminded that I am serving as a representation that it can be done. I am sure I’m […]

The New Normal- Managing Campus Life during COVID

To say that COVID has changed every aspect of life, would simply be an understatement.

WashU Cares About YOU

We all know that COVID-19 has caused everyone in the world to readjust their living styles.  There has been a lot of conflict and controversy about the way COVID-19 is being handled in the United States. Some feel as though we should shut down the country completely, while others feel like we should let the […]

“TED Talk”- Encouraging Black Kids to Pursue Careers in STEM

I decided created a video about the importance of encouraging Black kids to pursue careers in STEM. In my video, I talk about how there is a lack of representation of Black people in STEM, which in turns causes Black children to think that the profession isn’t made for them. It’s important to me to be the best role model I can to motivate Black kids to see themselves in a science profession.

Emily Almas with WashU Bear Mascot

Ketchup. In other words, what does WashU mean by “Test Optional?”

IMPORTANT NOTE: WashU has extended our test optional policy for students applying for admission for Fall 2022. Visit our Fall 2021 and 2022 Applicant Info page for more information.

Let’s kick off this new blog from your’s truly with a bit of an introduction AND a little review of optional versus required.

Senior Year and I’m Back!

Hello my fellow blog readers! It’s been a while since I’ve written a post because the senior life has been keeping me so busy! Now that I’ve gotten adjusted to my schedule, I can take the time to catch you all up on what’s been going on with my life.

A Day in My Life with Online Classes

Online classes have naturally changed the way WashU students go about their days. Here’s a look at a day in my life during this strange semester!

Best Nap Locations on Campus

Upon entering college, students are quick to learn how to utilize break times. Some students spend down time studying or time budgeting. However, others like myself take the time to breathe and recharge. My preferred form of recharge is taking naps!

My Friday Eating Schedule

Daily good eats is a privilege as a WashU student because your meal plan will grant you access to the delicious on-campus food options. In this blog post, I will narrate my perfect Friday of eating, illustrating how food items as simple as muffins to as complex as calamari will craft a WashU student’s eating experience!

Support Black-Owned Businesses

Food is More Intimate Than We Think

Taking the time to explore St. Louis’ culture could mean a multitude of things for college students. For instance, food is an important aspect of a city as it provides a tasteful tour of the region.

From Me ( a Junior at Wash U) to You: An Introduction

Hey! Brian here. If you will, allow me to introduce myself. Yes–I’m currently a Junior at Wash U on the premed track. Yes– you might find me in the library more often than not. And yes– you’ll find me with a cup of coffee in hand at any given point in the day.

Challenges I (Still!) Have as a Sophomore — Part II

Last time I wrote to you, I told you the first three things I still struggle with as an undergrad sophomore. I wanted to fit everything into one letter, but to not overwhelm you, I put it in these cute, digestible chunks. Either way, here are the last two things I’m still learning how to deal with in my undergrad sophomore year here at Wash U!

Emily

Stories from a Senior: My Introduction

Hi everyone!

My name is Emily. I am a rising senior studying English Literature and Secondary Education in the College of Arts and Sciences. I’m from Bedford, New Hampshire and for the past three years I’ve fondly referred to St. Louis as my “home away from home”.

Challenges I (Still!) Have as a Sophomore — Part I

Hey you! When I was coming to college, I thought after my freshman year, I would finish the adjustment period and get accustomed to college life by the time I was a sophomore. However, there are many things I still struggle with as a sophomore! I decided to share with you five things I’m still […]