All posts tagged Orientation

How to Select the Right University for You?

If you’ve just been accepted to Washington University…Congratulations!

My Scholarship Programs at WashU!

When I traveled to campus this time last year for Scholars Weekend, I thought that the merit scholarships I would be interviewed for were monetary awards and nothing else. However, as the weekend went by, I quickly realized that the program would be so much more than that. With Scholars Weekend fast approaching, here’s a look into my experience with my scholarships for those who might be about to arrive on campus as scholarship finalists!


HEY WUSAS?!  WUSAs (WU Student Associates) are paired up with freshman floors and transfer/exchange/dual degree (TXDD) programs to support the students as mentors throughout the year! All Summer the WUSA League has been preparing for the 2012-2013 school year. Each week we learn the specifics about a different service that WashU provides from the Career […]

The First 40

Many universities help incoming freshman celebrate the unforgettable first few days of school with different orientations. At WashU not only is there an approximately five-day extensive orientation program to get things started, but there are special events hosted specifically for freshman throughout the first forty days. The First 40 program is put on by The First […]

WUSA: Part 1

The very first person I met upon my arrival in August was a student who referred to himself as a “WUSA”. I soon learned that there were two WUSAs assigned to each freshman floor who freshmen initially meet during orientation, but work throughout the entire year to facilitate the transition to WashU. There is also […]