WashU Visitor Guide
Prospective graduate students
Prospective graduate students may arrange visits to the department through Cecily Stewart Hawksworth, Student Coordinator. Generally, if visits are arranged in advance, students may sit in on classes, meet with faculty and students, and arrange a tour of campus. Prospective graduate students who have already applied are also encouraged to attend our Prospective Graduate Students' Weekend in early Spring. (For more information, please contact Cecily Stewart Hawksworth.) Students who will be staying over a Wednesday are encouraged to attend our weekly Kaffeestunde.
Prospective undergraduate students
Prospective undergraduate students may arrange a visit to the department through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. They will arrange for you to meet with a member of our faculty, visit one of our classes, and help you further customize your visit.
Parents wishing to visit at the beginning of the semester are encouraged to attend our Orientation open house for new and returning students in late August and/or our Parents and Family Weekend open house in October, which is held on the Friday of Parents and Family Weekend. At the end of the year, parents are encouraged to attend our Commencement Luncheon (and End of the Year Student Reception, if their child is receiving honors). Our weekly Kaffeestunde is also a good opportunity for parents to meet members of the department. For all other visits, please contact Cecily Stewart Hawksworth.
High school teachers
Missouri and Illinois high school teachers wishing to learn more about the department are encouraged to attend our annual German Day with their students in April. Please contact Cecily Stewart Hawksworth for additional information specifically for high school teachers.