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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 at the Charles F. Knight Center 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 be provided with a single hotel room with private bath in the Knight Center, our on-campus conference center. Washington University upper-class students and/or staff will be on-site overnight and available to assist students who need help.

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 and meal 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 Judicial 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 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 notification.

I understand that I will be staying alone in a single hotel room in the Knight Center on the WashU campus.

In consideration of my participation and 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.

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 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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