Learning through experience

I knew I wanted to study business and computer science in college, but many of the schools I looked at only offered standalone majors. Washington University’s Bachelor of Science in Business and Computer Science (BUCS) joint degree program was different. The partnership between Olin Business School and the McKelvey School of Engineering integrated the two […]

Dialoguing across disciplines

The summer before my senior year of high school, I participated in Portfolio Plus, a precollege art program offered by the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. For three weeks, I stepped into life as a WashU student—and I loved it. At WashU, I could seriously study art without sacrificing my varied academic […]

An investment and an invitation

More than a decade has passed, but I still remember the “Community Building, Building Community” course I took during my first year as a Washington University undergraduate. As a kid from suburban New Jersey, my experience of St. Louis up to that point extended about as far as Forest Park and the Delmar Loop. Bob […]

Empowered to achieve her dreams

When I enrolled at Washington University, I was undecided about my major. Fortunately, WashU offers students the freedom to explore and determine a path well-suited to their backgrounds and aspirations. It did not take me long to do just that. I quickly found my home on the Danforth Campus in the Department of African and […]

Supporting students

In a few weeks, the Class of 2026 will join the Washington University community. While this group of new undergraduate students will receive the same warm welcome to the Danforth Campus as previous classes, the process to admit them has been unlike any in recent years. The incoming class is WashU’s first since adopting a […]