class of 2024

WU holds first ever Sophomore Welcome for Class of 2024 after largely virtual first year

WU’s sophomore class participated in the first ever Sophomore Welcome, an orientation program aimed at helping sophomores adjust to a more in-person semester.

| Staff Reporter

Virtual bingo and 1000-person group chats: How WU freshmen are finding creative ways to meet

In a time where we have all been asked to balance safety and socializing, perhaps no one has felt the strain of this task more than the University’s freshmen.

| Contributing Writer

WashU Pledge’s inaugural year supports five percent of first year students

The recent convocation of Washington University’s Class of 2024 marks the inauguration of a new admissions plan: the WashU Pledge.

Anirudh Kesanapally | Staff Reporter

Navigating WU as a freshman during the pandemic

Maybe it was optimism, maybe it was denial. Either way, here I am, a freshman in college in the middle of the pandemic.

Ryan Ricks | Contributing Writer

The COVID-19 WUSA: My experience virtually welcoming students to campus

I applied for the WUSA position this past spring because I wanted to support incoming students during their transition into college; now I am navigating what that looks like in practice.

Samra Haseeb | Staff Writer

Reopening, Part 1: Starting college in a pandemic

Student Life Multimedia Editor Jaden Satenstein explores the experiences of Washington University community members as the school prepares to open for a fall semester like no other. This three-part series focuses on first-years, international students and faculty members as we lead up to the start of classes.

| Multimedia Editor

In pictures: The first few days as WU freshmen transition to college life

The students of the Washington University Class of 2024 moved onto the South 40 over three days this weekend, settling in for the final session of orientation and an unprecedented fall semester to come.

Words by Matthew Friedman | Photos by Curran Neenan

Class of 2024 to make final college decisions virtually after WU campus closes

Given that many students admitted through the Regular Decision application cycle this year will finalize their college decisions without visiting campus, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has adjusted their typical programming.

Ellie Ito | Staff Reporter

After scholarship finalist weekend cancellation, OSP gives virtual welcome to prospective scholars

In a time marked by unprecedented events and uncertainty, the Office of Scholar Programs has faced an unusual task. Due to the COVID-19 campus closure, the Office of Scholar Programs’ scholarship Finalist Weekend—originally set to be held March 26-29—has been forced to go virtual.

Claudia Bermudez | Contributing Reporter

WU admits new batch of Early Decision II applicants

Washington University concluded the Early Decision II application cycle and accepted the second round of students into the class of 2024, Feb. 13.

| News Editor

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