The Office of Residential Life seeks to provide a safe environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents. We continually strive to improve our services to meet the needs of our students and guests and reflect the high standards of Washington University in St. Louis.
Our Residential Communities
South 40 Living
Nicknamed “The Forty” because it is forty acres located directly south of the Danforth Campus, these Residential Colleges are home to about 3200 residents in twenty-four residence halls, as well as recreational space, computer clusters, campus eateries, and much, much more.
Many of our upperclass students live on the Northside, which consists of residential communities on the Northwest corner of the Danforth Campus and in our neighborhoods near campus. Each of which provides a variety of programs and amenities for students to enjoy.
News & Announcements
May 1, 2018 – August 1, 2018 – Pre-Orientation Registration
August 16, 2018 – Wilderness Project Pre-Orientation Program begins
August 17, 2018 – International Student Explore Program begins
August 20, 2018 – Fall tuition and fees due
August 19-22, 2018 – Pre-Orientation programs
August 21, 2018 – International Student Discover Program begins
August 23-24, 2018 – Parent & Family Orientation
First Day of Fall Classes
August 27, 2018
Fall Break – No Classes
Oct 13-16, 2018
Thanksgiving Break – No Classes
Nov 21-25, 2018
Living and Getting Around St. Louis