Implementing Workday Student is a major focus of the Student Sunrise project. However, additional projects are needed to fully replace our current SIS environment and support Workday Student at WashU.

Each of these supporting projects is separate from the Workday Student project with its own focus and scope. While the Student Sunrise executive sponsor and executive committee will oversee these projects, some projects may have additional, separate governance teams from that of the Workday Student project. See below for more information on the purpose and scope of each of the Student Sunrise supporting projects.


Undergraduate Admissions System (Slate)

The university implemented Slate in 2017 to replace our homegrown undergraduate admissions system. Slate will integrate with Workday to share data about admitted students. This key integration is the entry point for student data to our student information system, soon to be Workday.

Graduate Admissions Systems

WashU has seven different graduate admissions systems, along with 19 different supporting systems. We are implementing Slate to consolidate and unify our graduate admissions systems and related processes.   

Financial Aid

Financial Aid System (Danforth PowerFAIDS)

We replaced the university’s aging financial aid system, STAR, with PowerFAIDS to manage financial aid administration for students on the Danforth Campus.