COVID-19 Updates

The university is closely tracking COVID-19. Visit for all University updates. The situation is changing rapidly and we encourage all students, staff and faculty to carefully read all university communications and be prepared to follow specific guidance as it arises.

Current Students

We have developed a comprehensive set of resources and policies from the Sam Fox School, which are housed on our intranet site, Inside Sam Fox,

Prospective & Admitted Student Visitors

We have temporarily discontinued our in-person, individualized campus-visit program. We will reassess in the weeks ahead, and respond in compliance with the university’s updated visitor policy.

We are currently focused on offering opportunities to have alternative, virtual conversations (Zoom, Skype, or phone), in addition to addressing questions over email. If you are interested in one of these conversations, please contact the following staff members:

Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture, and Master of Urban Design programs: Kathleen O'Donnell,

MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture program: John Hendrix,

MFA in Visual Art program: Amy Hauft,

Undergraduate programs in Architecture, Art, Design, Communication Design, and Fashion Design: Rachel Youn,

Check out the Admissions page of our website for a more comprehensive look at spaces for learning and making in the Sam Fox School—including a 360 virtual tour—as well as what the St. Louis area has to offer.

Stories of Innovation & Community

Out of the extraordinary circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, compelling, important work continues to emerge from our faculty, staff, and students. Check out this secton of our website to learn about the ways our Sam Fox School community is working together to find creative, Innovative ways to engage our disciplines and to build a global community.

Washington University Interim Policy on Visitors

Any Danforth Campus contractor or visitor who is currently diagnosed with COVID-19, is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or has had direct contact with a person with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 diagnosis is not permitted to come onto campus. All others are required to complete self-screening and reporting before coming to campus.

Upcoming Public Events

The health and safety of our community and visitors is a top priority for the Sam Fox School and the Kemper Art Museum. Given recent guidance from the CDC on limiting the spread of COVID-19, as a precautionary measure, we regretfully announce the cancellation of all in-person public programs through April 30, 2020. We hope to reschedule many of these events and will provide updates on our website as they become available. In addition, please visit the calendar section of our website to learn about events being offered virtually.

Kemper Art Museum Closed until Further Notice

For the safety of visitors and staff, the Kemper Art Museum has made the difficult decision to close to the public in response to COVID-19. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, the Museum has not determined a reopening date at this time. Updates will be posted to

The Museum will do everything they can to stay engaged with you virtually—if you don’t already, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for additional updates and content.