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Find your Inspiration

With over 30 programs to choose from, each student will find a Half Day that fits their interests ensuring their passion comes to life through the lens of a local issue.

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Discover Service

By participating in Meet St. Louis, students will begin to explore the many facets of service and civic engagement at Washington University.

Take the first step

Engage in your Community

Every person has a story and every Half Day will be a chance for students to share those stories with one another and their new community.

Share your Story

Continue your Impact

Meet St. Louis is the first step that will give students the necessary tools and connections to expand their impact across Washington University.

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Your first opportunity to discover the richness of your new home while engaging with, learning from, and serving local communities.


Through a wide variety of half-day, small group experiences, first-year students can discover, engage, and reflect on community development efforts and service opportunities in St. Louis.

Topics include conversations about the politics of public education, the public funding of Busch stadium, societal systems that reinforce hunger and homelessness, and understanding the meaning of environmental justice across the St. Louis region.

Led by faculty, staff, and student group leaders who have a specific and deep connection with a variety of local issues and neighborhoods, these Half-Days are the beginning of a meaningful conversation for new WashU students about what it means to be an engaged member of the St. Louis community.

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