To Join Deneb STARS:

Students who receive a welcome notification to the Deneb STARS Program must secure their match with a peer-mentor by completing the Deneb personal interest form.

After completing the Deneb STARS Form, no other action is needed, and you will receive outreach from the Office for Student Success and your mentor further into the summer.

The Deneb STARS Program orientation will now begin at the end of Bear Beginnings week as it appears in the Office of Student Transitions and Family and Family Programs schedule. Incoming First Year Deneb STARS move in using the date provided by Residential Life in their Student Portal.

Over the Summer:

The Office for Student Success be in touch via communications to both students and parents. We will send outreach to students WUSTL email addresses once those are set-up.

Please make sure to check your personal and WUSTL email at least once a week. Communication from our office will include tips for a smooth transition to campus, as well as forms that we will need students to complete.

For any students or family members who have questions about the Deneb STARS Program, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We are more than happy to answer whatever questions arise as you prepare for WashU via email, a phone call, or in-person visit if you find yourself on campus!

During the School Year:

The Office for Student Success offers a number of social, academic, and professional development programs for Deneb STARS participants. Many of these programs are opt-in or informal. With that said, there are a handful of events that every first-year Deneb STARS is expected to participate in:

  • Orientation Program
  • Regular meetings with your Aspirational Peer Mentor
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Engagement in the intentional and intensive academic support networks made available through the Office

Students should expect to contribute between 1-2 hours per week to the Deneb community. Consistency and commitment by students helps to ensure that our programming is high-quality and responsive to student need.

If you have questions about the annual expectations of student participants, please reach out to the Coordinator for Student Success.