Call for Submissions — First40

Campus Life invites you to list your departmental events and activities in “First40,”events that happen during the first 40 days of the fall semester through WUGO (WashU Group Organizer).

All events and opportunities included in First40 will be categorized into one of six tracks and displayed on the WUGO Calendar of Events.

  • Academic
  • Civic and Community Engagement
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Health and Wellness
  • Social
  • WashU Traditions

First year students can find events by category and choose to attend events during the first 40 days of the semester. Students will keep track of their attendance at events through the First40 mobile check-in feature on WUGO and will be celebrated for attending seven or more throughout this time period.

Student groups, offices, and departments are invited to submit events happening within the first 40 days of the semester (August 27 – October 5, 2018). You can submit your event to First Forty by creating an event on your WUGO organization page. Campus Life is asking that all events included in First40 track attendance through mobile check-in.


  1. Create (or update) your departmental organization page at
  2. Login and choose your organization
  3. Click Manage Organization
  4. Use the drop down menu to choose “Events”
  5. Click the “Create Event” button (make sure you check the “Include as a First Forty Event” box)

We will be accepting submissions to WUGO on a rolling basis starting June 15 with the priority deadline for inclusion being Friday, August 17 at midnight. All events submitted by this deadline are guaranteed to be reviewed for inclusion and posted to the WUGO calendar before the start of the First Forty program.

We hope that your unit will consider hosting at least one event (if not more) during First40 for the Fall 2018 semester! If you have any questions about creating, updating or gaining access to your WUGO page please contact Will Atchinson (

Please feel free to contact Leslie Heusted,, if you have any additional questions.