50 things every first-year WashU student must do

50 things every first-year WashU student must do

Campus life has changed a lot over the years. So we got together alums and current students who whittled down some of the best things to do on campus your first year here. Some of our greatest activities, classes, food and traditions are included.
Bygone WashU quiz

Bygone WashU quiz

Washington University in St. Louis has been around since 1853. With 165 years of history, the institution has seen many changes to student life. How well do you know WashU’s bygone traditions?
Five pounds of change

Five pounds of change

When Rebecca Rothney realized she could use the extra space in her luggage to bring a donation to the country where she was traveling, she knew she had to spread the word. So she founded Pack For a Purpose, which allows travelers to easily leave behind much-needed donations when they travel abroad.
Battling cancer on two wheels

Battling cancer on two wheels

With a PhD in business, you might not expect Chris Boerner, AB ’93,  to be fighting cancer. Yet as head of international markets at Bristol-Myers Squibb, he works to bring life-saving immuno-oncology cancer drugs to international markets. In his free time, Boerner participates in two bike rides that raise more than $1 million annually for cancer research.
Winning ways

Winning ways

The passing of Title IX in 1972 set the stage for the growth of women’s athletics across the country. Today, Washington University female student-athletes compete in 10 intercollegiate sports. And they hold 19 of WashU’s 22 NCAA Division III national championships, with the string of championships starting in 1989.
Leading with diversity

Leading with diversity

One proud chapter of Washington University’s history is the founding of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Since 1966, the consortium has been driving diversity in business education and corporate leadership across the country.
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