The safety and well-being of our university community and the St. Louis region are our highest priorities. As we continue to prepare for the 2020-21 academic year, we will provide updates and share our plans for the year ahead.

Latest Updates

Health and Safety Requirements

There are a number of requirements for being on campus. These include:

  • Complete daily self-screen
  • Wear face coverings
  • Physical distancing
  • Practice good hygiene

Danforth Campus Town Halls

The Danforth Campus community was invited to attend a series of town halls June 17-22 to learn more about our planning process for the fall semester, and to ask questions and share feedback with members of the Fall Planning Committee.

Recent Communications

Course preparation resources

From Marion Crain

Although many aspects of our planning are continuing to evolve, it is clear that nearly every course will have an online presence. This will enable us to offer remote instruction to students who choose not to return to campus in person or become subject to quarantine at some point during the semester, and to pivot seamlessly should public health considerations require a return to alternate operations.

Fall planning update (to new students)

From Rob Wild

In order for us to have a successful fall semester, all of us will need to work together. As part of the college experience, WashU students have always spent their first fall semester making new friends, exploring the campus, learning new ideas and experiencing the many events and activities provided. These things will still happen this fall, but in order for us to have a successful semester life on campus will be different.

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See Danforth Campus Digests

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check the FAQ for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

School of Medicine

Visit the central COVID-19 resource for WashU Med faculty, students, trainees and staff.


For the latest COVID-19 research and news stories on WashU’s response to the pandemic, visit The Source.

Share your story

We are all living in a historic moment. Today, we are making sacrifices, showing acts of leadership and finding simple joys. There are many untold stories that need to be celebrated and remembered. We encourage you to share yours.

St. Louis Community Updates

WashU joins the St. Louis community as we fight the COVID-19 virus to reduce its impact on the region. Read more on the Government & Community Relations website.

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