We’re a community of individuals who can tackle any challenge

WashU students are driven and ambitious but also collaborative. You’ll find that your peers will cheer you on, encouraging your success and also pushing you to leave your comfort zone, both inside and outside of the classroom.

WashU—it’s in the Lou!

We know that choosing a college also means choosing a city. Luckily, WashU is nestled in the heart of St. Louis—a vibrant and diverse city with a lot to offer in terms of history, entrepreneurship, culture, entertainment, sports, and dining.

Something for everyone

With more than 480 student organizations, you can connect with people who have similar interests or explore a new path.


Home away from home

Throughout 40 acres of undergraduate residential life space, there are 23 residential halls which make up our 10 residential colleges—all forming one single community. Each Res College has its own unique resources, activities, and traditions.

Living at WashU

One of the things that I love about WashU is the dorms. And I don’t just mean the rooms. They’re great, but it is the community that makes dorm life at WashU so wonderful.


Fostering a welcoming culture

We are committed to ensuring that WashU is a community where everyone is valued and respected. By working collaboratively, we will create a better, stronger university that is a leader in educating students to live and work in an increasingly diverse world.

You matter

The First Year Center supports you in your transition to college and to the WashU community. It’s here to weave together people, programs, and resources to provide you with an undergraduate experience of exceptional quality.

By name and by story

The Division of Student Affairs at WashU prides itself on knowing each student by name and by story. Student Affairs provides guidance and support services, as well as programs and activities, to complement the academic pursuits of our students and to promote their learning, development, and success.