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Welcome to the College Office

Your academic home for the joy of intellectual discovery and critical thought.

We are the College, and we're here for you. 

The College Office is home to the people who make the College of Arts & Sciences hum. We are educational leaders, advisors, analysts, and coordinators dedicated to helping you achieve a life of personal meaning and purpose through a liberal arts education.

Led by Vice Dean Erin McGlothlin, we oversee academic advising; host Drop-in Advising hours for urgent questions; administer College-level policies; and house the office of the College Registrar.

We also coordinate signature academic events and programs that guide you from first year through graduation, including the First-Year Summer Academic Program, Major-Minor Fair, Junior Jumpstart, the Arts & Sciences Recognition Ceremony at graduation, and much more.

Discover the ArtSci difference as we work with you to help you explore your interests, discover your options, make plans, reflect on your experience, and create your academic and professional pathway at WashU and beyond. Every student is an individual to us, and we pledge to get to know you by name and by story.

Our Mission

Vice Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, College of Arts & Sciences Erin McGlothlin

The College of Arts & Sciences celebrates the joy of discovery and the exercise of critical thought in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. 

Advancing the values of a liberal arts education, we affirm that a full life is an intellectual, moral, and creative endeavor of meaning and purpose. Our goal is to develop our students by fostering resolve and adaptability, self-reliance and collaborative effort, humility and courage, a sense of tradition and a spirit of innovation.

We strive to create and maintain a diverse, supportive, and respectful collegiate community by encouraging lasting connections among students, faculty, and staff. 

Together, committed to both leadership and service, we work each day to further our pursuit of strength through truth--per veritatem vis.

Today I Learned

ArtSci students reflect on the semester and share some of facts and ideas that have sparked their interest.

Many Paths: On Choosing and Celebrating New Majors

Supporting Students

The College Office in Arts & Sciences is committed to helping students achieve their academic goals and have a successful learning experience. Learn more about our programs which are designed to assist students who are experiencing academic difficulty, and guide students who choose to take a leave from their studies at WashU.

Academic Success and Student Progress

Have a question?

You can call our main line at 314-935-6800 and email us at For bios, roles and contact information, browse the Staff Directory and search by name or keyword. Or just come visit us in Cupples II, 104, home of the College of Arts & Sciences!

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Lydia Zoells, English major and German minor at Washington University in St. Louis

Being a student in ArtSci means you’re encouraged to take classes in different areas and to have that well-roundedness, and I think it’s so valuable. Coming into college, I loved science, I loved math, and I started out really broadly. I'm not sure if I would have found my place if I didn’t have the chance to explore a wide range of classes.

―Lydia ZoellsEnglish major and German minor