Our 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.