Can’t wait to get started at WashU?

Join us for Summer Start and get your first-year experience underway!

During this online summer program, you can enroll in courses to satisfy degree requirements and discover new interesting topics. In addition to course work, you can explore WashU beyond the classroom and meet your new classmates through our interactive online community. This exciting summer opportunity is open to all incoming WashU students.

Why wait until fall? Kickstart your WashU experience with Summer Start!

Choose the course
experience that’s right for you!

We offer three different sessions with a variety of course options so you can choose the academic experience that works best for you.

Build your WashU community!

Meet your classmates, explore St. Louis, connect with faculty, and win free swag.

What more could you want from a summer experience?

Discover WashU beyond the classroom!

Participate in themed activities in wellness, leadership, self-advocacy, diversity, and service. Connect with resources and build skills that will help you succeed both inside and outside of the classroom.

Have questions?
We’ve got answers!

Choosing to attend Summer Start is a great way to kickstart your WashU experience. Our team is here to help answer your questions and guide you through the registration process.


Interested in working with Summer Start? Learn more about job opportunities here!