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

First & Second Year Students

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.

Upperclass Students

Northside Living

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.

Fraternity Greek Housing

Greek Housing

The university owns and operates fraternity facilities located near the Athletic Complex in the Village Green on the Danforth Campus.

News & Announcements

Important Dates

First Day of Classes
January 14, 2019

Martin Luther King Holiday – No Classes
January 21, 2019

Spring Break – No Classes
March 10 – 16, 2019

Last Day of Classes
April 26, 2019

Reading and Exams
April 29 – May 8, 2019

May 17, 2019

Mail Services

Mail services for Residential Life are:

  • Hitzeman Student Mail Center
    South 40

  • North Campus

  • Village Student Mail

For more information please visit the Mail Services website HERE.

Living and Getting Around St. Louis