Latest Updates

Chancellor Martin’s message to the university community


In order to accommodate a slow and deliberate return to normal operations, we are making changes to our academic calendar, to allow for a phased approach to bringing students and faculty back to the Danforth Campus.

Chancellor Martin’s message to the Class of 2020


We will hold a Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 on the Danforth Campus on Sunday, May 30, 2021, as long as conditions at that time allow us to do so safely.

Message to the Medical Campus community


We must begin to think about the risk of another surge in the months ahead and likely again next fall. With the prospects of a vaccine not likely in the near future, protecting ourselves, our loved ones, and our community will once again depend to a great extent on public health countermeasures.

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The university is closely tracking the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Visit the state Department of Health & Senior Services for the most recent updates for Missouri. The situation is changing rapidly and we encourage all students, staff and faculty to carefully read all university communications and be prepared to follow specific guidance as it arises. We will also provide updates here when new information or guidance becomes available.

Symptoms of this infectious illness include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Based on current information, symptoms can appear anywhere from two to 14 days after initial exposure to the disease and can be transmitted from inhaling or touching infected droplets — usually through a cough or sneeze — from an infected person.

If you are a Washington University employee or student whose physical presence is required on campus to perform essential services, you are required to self-screen daily for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to campus. Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions and screening for campus access.


For Clinical Providers and Staff, please visit the Faculty Practice Plan website for resources.