Life @ WASHU

Residential Life

Washington University seeks to provide an environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents. The Office of Residential Life strives to meet the needs of our students and guests and reflect the high standards of WashU.

ua_photo-sm_0039__PMN6063.jpgOur residential colleges and dining services are consistently considered among the best in the country.

Washington University's residential areas include ten residential colleges. Each residential college houses approximately 300 students and has social lounges, study rooms, personal computing labs, and recreation rooms.

Each residential college comprises one, two, or three separate houses that form a single community. Each residential college has a Residential College Director (RCD) who works in close association with a Faculty Fellow, college mechanic, the housekeeping staff, Resident Advisors, and college council representatives.

The Faculty Fellows & Associates program allows students and faculty to get to know each other in more relaxed settings outside the classroom — from field trips to sports to informal gatherings. Several faculty members, called Faculty Associates, pair with students on residential floors and participate in floor activities like the First Year Reading Program. There are also faculty members, called Faculty Fellows, who live with their families in residential colleges, so they can interact easily with students.

For more information about living on campus at WashU, please visit the Office of Residential Life's website.​​