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The Admitted Student Resources section of our site contains important dates, guidelines and next steps for joining the Brown School. 

Resources will be updated regularly. We encourage you to explore these pages carefully and check back often for updates. 

Confirm Your Intent to Enroll


  • Read the Enrollment Packet to learn all the tasks you need to complete prior to coming to campus this fall.  If you haven't signed up for or taken proficiency exams, please consider doing so as soon as possible.
  • Our July Checklist is available to help you keep track of upcoming to-dos. 
  • Parking Permits are now available for purchase for incoming graduate students. Please visit the WUSTL Parking and Transportation site for your options. (An email was also sent on 7/21 to your @wustl account.)
  • International students should notify the Office of Admissions of their visa status, arrival date and travel plans as soon as possible. You must plan to arrive in St. Louis no later than August 18, 2021, and earlier arrival is highly recommended. Learn more
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: For the health and well-being of our community, all Washington University students, faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn more.
  • Fall 2021 Learning Format: Guided by public health best practices, we will establish a hybrid learning format for this fall. The hybrid format will mean that some of your courses will be taught in person, on campus. Others will be taught online, via Zoom and Canvas platforms, with both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) content, in accordance with the professor’s preferred format and syllabus. Learn more

Events for Admitted Students and Incoming Students

  • There will be a mandatory Brown School New Student Orientation scheduled for Monday, August 23 through Friday, August 27. Most sessions will be online, additional information will come in July.
  • International Students attend an additional, mandatory Brown School International Student Orientation Thursday, August 19 & Friday, August 20. More information will be coming in July.
  • Advanced Standing Students are required to take the mandatory two-week course, BSW Intensive: Bridge to Brown. This course will be held from Monday, August 9 through Thursday, August 19, 2021 and will introduce essential skills for completing an accelerated MSW program at the Brown School.
  •  NOTE: As we get closer to the dates, additional details will be provided on the structure and format (online or on-campus) for these orientations and courses. Decisions will be made in conjunction with public health guidelines.

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