If you have an approximate date, these sources can help you find when someone attended W.U.
Some of these resources are available in full text online, while others are available to researchers at University Archives.
For students in the 1850s - 1910s, check early alumni lists, Course Catalogs (Bulletins) for student directories, and commencement programs. Students began producing a yearbook in 1903.
For students 1920-present, check Campus Telephone books, alumni lists, and and commencement programs. Yearbooks were published regularly 1920 - 1968, and irregularly 1969-2011.
The Hatchet yearbook is often the best source of information:
WHY THE HATCHET? Because George Washington, namesake of the school, chopped down a cherry tree with a hatchet!
Catalogs ("WU Bulletin") are a great source for:
Please keep in mind it can often be difficult to locate information about a person you believe attended Washington University. Below are common reasons: