UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS at WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in ST. LOUIS

Summer Adventures @WashU: East End Tour

Whether you are a visitor or member on campus, you are bound to witness the ongoing construction. I’ve grown accustom to the tarp-lined fences on my way to class. When I left at the end of Spring Semester, construction was still being finalized. But it was completed by my return to campus in June. A […]

Senior Reflection “Last First Day”

I am settled in. Reunited with items and artifacts from the summer storage unit. Reunited with friends and friendly faces I haven’t seen since before embarking on study abroad semester. I crawl into bed, exhausted I am ready for yet another first day. This first night is stormy and I feel cozy wrapped up in […]

Looking back: Lessons from my first year

My first year at WashU taught me so much, both academically and otherwise. Here’s some helpful tips I picked up along the way!

Eckert’s: A Hidden Illinois/St. Louis Gem

In which I become an expert fruit-picker.

Here’s to My Second First Day!

Two suitcases that are definitely over the 50lb flying limit, one massive Target order, a few loads of laundry, and one smaller Target order for the items I forgot initially (yes Dad, I need it), and I am officially ready for my sophomore year! Here I come Wash U; put ‘em up for Round 2.  […]

Summer Adventures: Living Off-Campus

In which I step out of my comfort zone — leaving my campus zone.

The Biggest Playground in St. Louis

In which I visit one of 7 (though there are definitely more) Wonders of St. Louis.

St. Louis’ Pride: The Arch

In which I visit the gateway to St. Louis.

‘Summer days, slipping away’: My summer internships!

As I enjoy the last few days of my internships, I can’t believe how fast the time went by. I had a wonderful summer working for the Communications department at the Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer as well as writing for a group of local newspapers. Here’s a bit more about what I worked on this summer!

Countless cover letters: Applying for summer internships

Yes, it is true that you will receive far more nos than yesses. I definitely did. But what people don’t tell you is that the most common response you will receive will be absolute silence. Even after follow up emails, the large majority of places I contacted never responded to me. For a while it felt like I was shouting into the void, and every day I lost a little bit of hope of ever getting that miraculous “yes.” And then I did.

Understanding Scholarships & Student Financial Services

It is my sincerest hope that this blog post answers any general questions you have about SFS.

Uncertainty is Okay!

It is okay to be undecided. It is okay to not know what you want to do. In the midst of exploring your classes and extracurricular engagements, you will find what sparks your intellectual curiosity.

WashU on YouTube: An Interview with Desirae Bartos (’22)

The start of her channel was based on the purpose of illustrating diversity at WashU. Desirae says that she wants to show that “there are black women succeeding here and representation is super important”.

Supplemental Essay – Updated for the Class of 2024

First year applicants are asked to submit a supplemental essay in addition to the Common Application or Coalition Application Personal Essay. This supplemental essay will allow you to further express your interest in your academic area of choice.

WashU on YouTube: An Interview with Madi Mikay (’22)

Her channel is designed to make visualizing diversity easier for future students who want to apply here and envision their attendance.

Summer in STL Adventures: The Muny

The Muny season runs mid-June to mid-August, and throughout the season they’ll stage seven different musicals.

The Lollipop Moment

A lollipop moment is an experience involving an encounter or conversation that radically alters your outlook on the world. To the person relaying the comment, they may not think twice about it, but to you, their words are revolutionary.

My Favorite Study Spots

When I tell you that it seems like all WashU students do is eat, sleep, and study…and I am not exempt from that stereotype. So, here is a list of my favorite study spots on campus: