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Student Acknowledgement, Consent, and Release Form

Overnight Visit Rules and Expectations

We are pleased that you have chosen to stay overnight on the Washington University campus during your visit to Washington University. We hope the experience will be valuable to you as you explore the academic and extracurricular opportunities here.

All students will stay overnight in an on-campus apartment, in an 8 or 6-person suite, that includes its own bathroom. Washington University upper-class students and/or staff will be on-site overnight and available to assist students.

Please read the following information carefully. It explains what you can expect from your overnight visit and what we expect of you while you are on campus. Any inappropriate or illegal behavior on your part may impact your status as an applicant or admitted student to the university.

Before and during your overnight visit, please:

  • Review all provided information regarding the schedule and accommodations.
  • We have an extensive itinerary of events planned for you. When you are not at a scheduled event, you are expected to be on campus.
  • Be sure to keep your Washington University guest ID card with you at all times for residence house access.
  • Be responsible for bringing personal items (clothes, toiletries, etc.). All bedding and towels will be provided in your room.
  • Bring money to cover any personal expenses (snacks, shopping at the bookstore, etc.).
  • Arrive on time for all scheduled activities and for check-out.
  • Expect to spend some time exploring campus or attending classes on your own.
  • Be responsible for yourself and act in a manner that complies with all University policies, as well as federal, state, and local laws. As a prospective student, like enrolled students, you are held to the standards of conduct set forth in our University Student Conduct Code, which can be found at The Washington University campuses are tobacco free. In Missouri, it is not legal for persons under the age of 21 to possess or consume alcohol. Federal and state law further prohibits the possession or use of illegal drugs, including marijuana. Consumption of alcohol or other illegal substances will be reported to your parents/guardians and school.
  • Complete the evaluation form and tell us about your experiences on campus.

Thank you, again, for visiting Washington University. If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at (800) 638-0700 or (314) 935-6000, or by email at

Student Acknowledgement, Consent, and Release Form

I have carefully read and understand the Overnight Visit Program (the “Program”) Rules and Expectations and agree to abide by them in consideration of my Program visit.

I understand that I am a visitor to Washington University in St. Louis (the “University”) and I am expected to exercise good judgment and act in a respectful, responsible manner when choosing whether to participate in the many educational, recreational, and social activities that are available to me. I understand that University staff and student volunteers will not supervise me during my Program visit and that I am fully responsible for my conduct during the Program visit. I acknowledge and understand that I am expected to follow all University policies, including the Program Rules and Expectations and the University Student Conduct Code, as well as all federal, state, and local laws. I understand that failure to do so may result in immediate dismissal from the Program, denial or withdrawal of any offer of admission, disciplinary action, and high school and parent/guardian notification.

I understand that I will be staying overnight in an on-campus apartment, in an 8 or 6-person suite that includes its own bathroom. Washington University upper-class students and/or staff will be on-site overnight and available to assist students. Program activities include, but are not limited to: walking tours, other outdoor activities, off-campus dining and activities in the Delmar Loop, as well as a trip to the Pin-Up Bowl off-campus.

I understand and appreciate the dangers, hazards and risks inherent to the Program, including but not limited to transportation to, from, and around the Program locations via bus, MetroBus, MetroLink, walking or other modes of transportation, natural disasters, inclement weather, heat exposure, dehydration, accidents, falls, lacerations, burns, broken bones, insect or other animal bites, and other injuries (including injuries that could result from bowling and various outdoor activities), illnesses (including COVID), diseases, crimes, riots, terrorist activities or attacks, and any risks associated with independent activities I undertake as an adjunct to the Program, all of which could include serious or even fatal injuries or property damage or loss. Such damage, injuries and/or death may result not only from my own action, inaction or negligence but also the action, inaction, or negligence of others. I further understand that the University, including the individuals acting on its behalf, cannot and does not assume responsibility for such events or personal injuries or property damage arising therefrom even if such injury or damage is a result of the negligence of the University or other parties released. I also accept that it is my sole responsibility to participate only in those activities for which I have the prerequisite skills, qualifications, preparation, and training, and that I have read and understand the conditions applicable to the Program. I further accept and agree to follow all instructions pertaining to the Program, particularly those regarding safety and security practices.

With full knowledge of the dangers, hazards and risks of the Program, and in consideration of being permitted to participate in it, on behalf of myself and my family, heirs, and personal representative(s), I agree to assume all the risks and responsibilities surrounding my participation in the Program and, in advance, release, waive, forever discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless and covenant not to sue the University, its governing board, directors and officers, agents and employees (collectively, “Releasees”), from and against any and all liability for any harm, damage, claim, demand, cause of action, cost, or expense of any nature that I may have or that may hereafter accrue, on account of any loss, damage, or injury that may be sustained by me or any other person/entity during, arising out of, or in connection with, my participation in the Program. This waiver does not pertain to incidents involving gross negligence or willful misconduct by the University and/or its agents. It is my express intent that this Release shall be deemed a release, waiver, discharge and covenant not to sue the Releasees. I further agree to save and hold harmless, indemnify, and defend Releasees from any claim by me or my family arising out of my participation in the Program.

I also give permission to Releasees to authorize medical treatment for me, including emergency medical transportation, which may be required for injuries sustained by me. I assume all risk and responsibility for my medical needs, and understand and agree that if I must be hospitalized or otherwise receive medical care, the University cannot and does not assume legal responsibility for payment of such costs. I understand that I am responsible for any medical costs incurred as a result of any personal illness or injury, even if a Releasee has signed hospital documentation promising to pay for the treatment.

I warrant that I have read and am voluntarily signing this Release; and that this Release shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri. If any term provision of this Release shall be held unenforceable, illegal, or in conflict with any governing law, the validity of the remaining portions shall not otherwise be affected.


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