Implementing Workday Student is a major focus of the Student Sunrise project. Workday will serve as our foundational system to support WashU’s academic operations and will replace the 30+ systems that make up our Student Information System (SIS), including WebFAC, WebSTAC and WUCRSL, as well as many other university systems. Consolidating these tools into a single, integrated system will help streamline operations, reduce manual processes and provide faster, easier reporting for decision making.
Additional projects are needed to fully replace our current SIS environment and support Workday Student at WashU. Each of these projects is separate from the Workday Student project with its own focus and scope. The Student Sunrise executive sponsor and executive committee will oversee these projects, but some projects may have additional, separate governance teams from that of the Workday Student project. See below for more information on the purpose, scope and teams supporting these 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 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.