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Whether students choose to live on the South 40 or an off-campus apartment this summer, several resources exist to assist in the housing selection process.
On-campus summer housing is available to all enrolled undergraduate students as well as students in special programs.
Apartment Referral Services
Apartment Referral Services is a resource for off-campus, non-university housing. There are various housing options to choose such as apartments, duplexes, condos, and even houses.
Dining Services focuses on fresh, local, seasonal products complemented with cooking techniques that preserve nutrition and produce healthy dishes. Demanding standards assure the highest level of food quality for campus guests.
Parking on the Washington University campus is by permit only. No motor vehicle may be parked on University property unless the appropriate permit is displayed and the vehicle has been registered.
Summer permits are available to students for purchase and are valid in yellow zones, and yellow student permit guidelines apply. A partial refund will be issued if the Summer permit is returned to the office of Parking Services by July 1.
Evening Yellow student permits are available at an annual rate to students. Permit is valid in yellow zones from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday-Friday. On weekends, parking is also allowed between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Daily parking permits cost $5 and may be purchased at the Office of Parking Services or the Campus Bookstore.
For more information about parking and alternate transportation options, or to purchase a permit, visit Parking Services.
All registered students are required to have an official student identification card. Valid ID is required to use Olin Library, many campus facilities, and access classrooms. Students should carry their ID cards with them at all times while on campus.
New students can get an ID card at the Campus Card Services office, in Women's Building, Rm. 002. Campus Card Services is open 8:30 - 5:00 on weekdays, with extended hours at the start of school. Please visit the website or call at 314-935-8800 for more information.
Returning students’ I.D. cards will be automatically validated upon registration.
Safety & Security
The Washington University Police Department provides law enforcement services to the University's Danforth Campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Officers patrol the campus on foot, on bicycles, and in cars.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services provides the student community with premiere, student-centered health and health promotion services. Visit this site for more information on medical services, mental health services, and health promotion services.
The Campus Bookstore offers books, Washington University clothing and accessories, school supplies, software and hardware.
Bear Necessities carries dorm and office supplies as well as a large selection of Washington University apparel and souvenirs. Bear Necessities is a not-for-profit store operated by the Women’s Society of Washington University.
All of the University Libraries’ websites offer resources to view library locations and hours, browse holdings, request or renew materials*, view many online books and articles*, chat live with a staff member and learn about WUSTL’s unique collections.
*Certain services are limited to current Washington University students, faculty, and staff.
Cornerstone provides access to academic peer mentoring, giving highly motivated students structured assistance that improves comprehension, as well as grades. In addition, Cornerstone assists students with essential study and test-taking skills, disability resources and even financial aid in specific circumstances.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center is located in Olin Library and is available to work with students by appointment.
Athletic Complex activity areas include:
- a recreational gym with adaptable basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts
- an eight-lane pool with adjustable bulkhead and diving well
- eight handball/racquetball courts; two squash courts
- indoor and outdoor tracks
- a full weight room and sauna
- the McWilliams Fitness Center