About Robert S. Brookings Residential College

Brookings Residential College was founded in 1999 and is comprised of Lien and Gregg houses, located near the Clocktower on the South 40 and just a few steps away from the Underpass and main campus.



Brookings crest

Colors: Royal Blue and Yellow

Mascot: Kings


Scorch on the Porch 
Each semester, the residents of Brookings gather on the porch between the two halls to enjoy the day and each other’s company. The event has been going on since Brookings was founded and with the barbeque, friends, music, and sun, it has become one of the highlights of the year.

Making the Grade
Making the Grade is a program where the residents get a chance to meet faculty members in an informal setting and form personal relationships. Professors who work with the Res College on a regular basis will answer any questions you may have about the transition to college, succeeding at Wash U, and getting to know your professors.

Brookings Week
Brookings Week is a week-long celebration of the Res College, sponsored by College Council, Brookings Week features events every night. The week culminates, with Brookings Ball, a semi-formal in College Hall.

Brookings Breakfast for Dinner is a favorite Brookings Tradition. Planned by the college council twice a year, Brinner draws residents out of their rooms and into the RCD’s apartment for a delicious and informal late night pancake dinner.