Family Ties is a quarterly e-newsletter that bridges the information gap between Washington University family members and life on campus. Family Ties focuses its content on aspects of student life on campus at the time of year the publication appears. The goal is to provide families with information they won't find in other campus publications.
In an effort to best serve your needs, unique editions of Family Ties are published for the families of each Class of students. Please click on the anticipated graduation year(s) for your student(s).
The First Year Center supports new students through their transition into the community of Washington University in St. Louis to assure that they build and sustain their academic and personal goals. The Center brings together people, programs and resources to provide an undergraduate experience of exceptional quality where all students are known by name and story and where they prepare themselves for lives of purpose and meaning. Bear Beginnings: New Student Orientation, Parent & Family Weekend, and a host of other programs for students throughout the year are run out of the First Year Center.