The office of the Vice President for Student Life coordinates and manages all aspects of student life on campus. As Student Life professionals, our passion is to serve and support students. Whether you've just come to our campus, are looking for a way to be involved, or need assistance through a difficult time, we are committed to your personal growth and success. Feel free to browse our page and discover the many ways we can help.
Our Values, Your Choice
Washington Adventist University is a learning community committed to the Seventh-day Adventist Christian vision of excellence and service. Washington Adventist University is a community where Christ is celebrated and reflected in the academic, social, physical and spiritual experiences of its members.
Our Commitment to You
Our team of student life personnel is committed to supporting you in these important life choices and to partnering with you in a shared journey of faith and learning.
Message from Student Life Health Services Department
Best Actions to Fight the Flu
The Influenza (Flu) is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Take the following actions to protect yourself and others from the flu:
Take time to get a flu vaccine
CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine as soon as the current season's vaccines are available.
Vaccination of high risk persons is especially important to decrease their risk of severe flu illness.
People at high risk of serious flu complications include young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease, and people 65 years and older.
Vaccination also is important for schools, universities, health care workers, or people who care for high risk individuals at home, to keep from spreading flu to those at risk.
Children younger than six months are at high risk of serious flu illness, but are too young to be vaccinated. People who care for them should be vaccinated instead.
Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and immediately discard the tissue in a trash receptacle.
Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
If you are sick with a flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone, except to get medical care or for other necessities.
While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.
The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.
For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.