Welcome to summer!

Due to concern for the safety and well-being of our students and staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all face-to-face instruction in the Summer School will be delivered remotely in Summer 2020. The course catalog has been updated to reflect this new format.
Please send any questions to summerschool@wustl.edu.

In accordance with measures taken by Washington University to address the COVID-19 pandemic, Summer School staff are working remotely. The best way to contact us at this time is via email.

We offer courses and programs for students of all ages and objectives. Summer courses are scheduled both during the day and the evening, in-person and online, over five different sessions that run between the end of May and the middle of August. Our students enjoy small, interactive classes that are especially conducive to connecting with instructors and classmates.

If you are an undergraduate student, summer study can help you accelerate your major, get ahead on your requirements, or pursue an area of interest for which you may have no time during the regular academic year.

If you are a visiting international undergraduate, our International Summer Study program supplements regular coursework with social and cultural programming that connects you to the American Midwest.

If you are an adult or professional student, summer is the perfect time to begin a degree or certificate program, take a course for professional advancement, or explore a topic for your own pleasure.

Beyond regular courses, our three-week remote Summer Writers Institute offers a uniquely immersive creative writing experience for undergraduate and adult participants.

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Summer Spotlight Series

Contemporary Collage Course

Students in Amy Reidel's summer course explore their creative vision through mixed media collage project.

James Baldwin Course

Hear more from Postdoctoral Fellow, Zachary Manditch-Prottas, who led the African and American-Studies course James Baldwin: Life, Letters, Legacy.

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