Housing and Dining
As a freshman, you’ll live comfortably in residential housing. Washington University has 30 on-campus residential buildings that offer single, double, and triple rooms as well as suites and apartment-style units. The living environments make it easy for you to live comfortably, study hard, and build long-lasting friendships.
The South Outer 40 housing options offer recreational space, computer clusters, and campus eateries, making them the perfect habitat for studying, relaxing, eating, and connecting with your peers.
Residential Life’s North Side of the campus has three areas: the on-campus apartments, the Village, and the off-campus apartments that offer many amenities, including a game lounge, computer labs, classrooms, ample meeting and study areas, a café, and a coffee shop. It is also home to fraternity housing. After your freshman year, you may choose to live off campus.
The possibilities are limitless and convenient. Among the 20 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, St. Louis ranks second in the most-affordable housing market. Our city has gracious neighborhoods and safe housing options.
Washington University owns and operates several apartment complexes specifically for graduate students. Most graduate students live in one of the many privately owned apartments located within a 10-block radius of the school. Both furnished and unfurnished rooms, apartments, and houses are available. We recommend you consult with Apartment Referral Service (ARS), a resource for University students, faculty and staff looking for apartments, duplexes, condos, or houses. Several months in advance of the new academic year, you should contact:
Apartment Referral Service
Washington University in St. Louis
Campus Box 1049
7425 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105-2103
On- and Off-Campus Safety
Whether you feel like grocery shopping, grabbing a bite to go, or dining in, Washington University offers a variety of on-campus menu options and dining facilities.
Einstein Bros. Bagels in Simon Hall You can enjoy a variety of options at Einstein Bros. Bagels, including signature coffee, pizza bagels, salads, and sandwiches. Baked delights are also available here. Einstein Bros. Bagels is conveniently located on the ground floor of Simon Hall.
The Cafe (DUC) Whether you’re craving a cup of Kaldi’s coffee or a freshly baked muffin in the morning or Thai, Mexican, or all-American cuisine in the afternoon, The Cafe is conveniently located on campus, behind Olin Business School on the first floor of the Danforth University Center.
For more information on other dining options and facilities located on campus, visit Dining Services
Craving the spice of life? St. Louis is well known for its award-winning restaurants, which include a plethora of authentic cuisines such as Asian, Indian, Lebanese, Mexican, American, and more. And the campus is only minutes away from the most popular dining spots, including the Delmar Loop and the Central West End.
For more information on St. Louis, visit About St. Louis