Over Move-in Weekend:

  • If you do choose to visit St. Louis to help your student unpack, our strong suggestion is to be in town as briefly as possible.
  • If you come to town, we will be glad to meet you in front of the Chabad House in order to maintain a healthful distance. Book a time slot here so we can give your family our full attention and avoid overlapping with other families. 
  • Please note that after consulting with an infectious disease specialist, and owing to capacity issues, we are unable to host visiting parents for Shabbat meals. If there is a safe way for us to host small in-person gatherings, we will prioritize student participation. Therefore, we will be arranging prepackaged meals that will be ordered from the local Kosher caterer (Simon Kohn’s) for pick up at Chabad on Friday afternoon. We will also be providing Chabad’s famous Challah and grape juice or wine for you to enjoy. Order here before Wednesday morning, September 2. (When the coronavirus is under control, we plan to host a Parent Shabbaton for parents of the class of 2024 to meet each other and see our program up-close.)
  • WashU is doing a staggered move in on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (September 4-6) for incoming first-year students. To accommodate Shabbat observance, students or families can request a time slot on Friday or Sunday by emailing the residential life office at [email protected].
  • If you are moving in before Shabbat, and your child would like a Shabbat key, please email Rabbi Novack.
  • If you would like a Mezuzah for your child’s dorm room, please click here for the national Chabad on Campus Mezuzah bank.

I know how complicated this period is, and I want to reiterate my belief that with good cheer, hard work, and a bit of faith, we will weather this challenge. 

Rabbi Hershey