University-wide policies

University-wide education-related COVID-19 procedures are available at

Masking alternatives for instruction — non-clinical spaces

To address concerns about effective communication during teaching in certain non-clinical situations, Washington University has developed guidelines for and evaluations of mask alternatives.

Visitors in clinical spaces

Visit the Visitors page for the current policy on the following groups visiting in clinical spaces:

  • High school students
  • Undergraduate students
  • Health professional and graduate students from Washington University
  • Health professional students and residents/fellows from affiliates
  • Medical students from outside Washington University


Find additional announcements on the Office of Education website.

Virtual Commencement ceremonies set for Friday

Commencement ceremonies for graduating students on the Medical Campus will be held virtually. The MD ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. Friday, May 15. Find out more about the MD ceremony and ceremonies for the other graduate programs.

CME addresses COVID-19

Washington University Continuing Medical Education is making courses available to support clinicians caring for patients with COVID-19. Faculty content development and topic suggestions are welcome.

Match Day

Match Day 2020, set for Friday, March 20, 2020, was held as a virtual event, given the risk to our community. Senior medical students were invited to share their match results using the hashtag #WashUMed.

Graduate Medical Education

Program directors and trainees, visit the GME website for details about administrative policies, child care and wellness resources. Visit the Office of Education website for Dean Aagaard’s March 19 clarification about education directives.

External observers

The School of Medicine is temporarily suspending all external observer activities at WUSM until at least April 30, 2020.

Online instruction

Danforth and Medical Campus classes have shifted to online instruction. Beginning March 23, 2020, there will be no in-person courses taught in the classroom or any other setting until at least April 30, 2020.