COVID-19 Updates for University College Students and Faculty

The following resources are available to help University College students and faculty.

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Vaccination Required by July 15 for all University College Students.

How to Upload Your COVID-19 Vaccine Documentation

All WashU students, including those in University College, are required to be vaccinated. The requirement holds for students who are taking courses online and/or in-person.

University College students who are not WashU employees: Records will be kept online in the student health portal. Upload an image of your COVID-19 vaccination record card in your student health portal by visiting the Habif Health and Wellness Center website and clicking on the link for “Log in to the student portal.” Login is by WUSTL key. Please complete this no later than July 15. Students may apply for an exemption on the basis of religious or medical grounds.

University College students who are also WashU employees: Employees should follow the protocols for employees rather than students. Employees who were vaccinated outside of a WashU clinic should upload to ReadySet.

Please contact your academic adviser with questions or concerns.

WashU COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

All WashU students including on the Danforth and Medical Campuses will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Students must be fully vaccinated before they arrive on campus for the start of their fall academic term or Aug. 30, whichever comes first. Students may also apply for an exemption on the basis of religious or medical grounds. See the April 28 message to students for more information.

How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now available through the university for all WashU students, faculty and staff and their family members ages 16 and older. Click here to preregister to receive the vaccine. See the WashU COVID-19 vaccine FAQ page for more information.

Summer 2021 Semester

In response to Covid-19, all University College courses will be offered online for the summer semester. There may be a few courses that will also require limited contact in person (such as the organic chemistry lab), but the vast majority will occur online only. 

Student Advising

Advisors are available to help you by email, phone, or Zoom video chat. We have temporarily suspended in-person advising appointments. Students can schedule advising appointments online, 24-hours a day using our online scheduling platform. See the Advising page for more information. 

Dates and Deadlines

Summer 2020–21 Schedule:

  • Session I begins: May 24
  • Sessions II and III begin: June 14
  • Session IV begins: July 19

  • Application deadlines for spring 2021, summer 2021, and fall 2021 can be found on our application page or on any program page.
  • Summer 2021 refund deadline dates are available here.

More information available on the University College academic calendar.

Resources For Faculty

Information for Online Instruction

All faculty teaching in an online format are invited to join the Canvas course “UC Teaching Continuity.” The course includes teaching support materials and a schedule for in-person and webinar-style help sessions with teaching and learning specialists, Amanda Carey and Lindsay Meador.

Canvas Support

Canvas offers technical support 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to all faculty, staff, and students. Click the Help button from the left menu in Canvas to access 24/7 Canvas Support via chat or phone. Help is customized for faculty, staff, and students. The Canvas Guides offer step-by-step instructions for most Canvas tasks. In addition, all faculty have access to WashU’s personalized Canvas instructional course, Welcome to Canvas.

If the resources listed above are unable to answer your Canvas question or resolve the problem you are experiencing, you can request assistance from University College staff by posting in our Canvas Help Discussion in our UC Digital Teaching Hub in Canvas. Our staff will be monitoring this space. If your question/issue includes specific student data or sensitive information, please contact Lindsay Meador at or Amanda Carey at for assistance.

Zoom Support

For those teaching live Monday through Thursday during the hours of 5 to 7 p.m., the Center for Teaching and Learning will be available to help you troubleshoot Zoom issues. Call (314) 935-6810. 

All faculty are encouraged to consult WashU's Center for Teaching and Learning.

University-wide Updates

WashU Crisis Response Fund for Students

Learn more here.

WashU Crisis Response Fund for Employees

Learn more here.

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