Welcome to Summer Start 2020!

Due to concern for the safety and well-being of our students and staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are now planning a fully online Summer Start for Summer 2020.

  • Program Dates: June 8 – July 10 (or July 31 for certain courses)
  • Students may choose to take one or two 3-unit courses. Students may earn a total of 3-6 units of credit.
  • The deadline to apply to the Summer Start program is Wednesday, June 3 at noon CT.

Current course listings can be found here, the course title will take you to a page with course descriptions and class times.

Check out our FAQs here.

Please send any questions to summerstart@wustl.edu.

On behalf of the Summer Start team and the College of Arts and Sciences, we would like to welcome you to Washington University in St. Louis! You are about to begin one of the most exciting and impactful times in your life, and everyone at the University is here to support you during this summer and the next four years. Here at WashU, we hope you take full advantage of all our leadership opportunities, foster lifelong friendships, gain hands on experiences in the classroom, broaden your horizons and, of course, have fun.

We aim to aid you in your transition into WashU through developing a community based on collaboration and learning. We are so glad you are here and we hope we can make your Summer Start experience an excellent one. See you soon!

The purpose of Summer Start is…

“To facilitate the transition of first year students into a collaborative university setting by having insightful mentors foster a tailored learning experience.” 

The mission of Summer Start is…

“To aid and inspire student success with skills gained through collaborative learning and shared experiences.”

2020 Program Intern & Assistants