Washington University has a beautiful campus located in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood seven miles west of downtown St. Louis. The university is committed to applying the principles of sustainability to our operations.
Students have access to a wide collection of web-based communication tools and workspaces that enable connections with each other and with faculty. Faculty supplement classroom time with online video, research, and virtual workgroups. The web and mobile-friendly services offer you access to campus maps, course offerings, course registration, grade inquiry, and more.
Health & Wellness
The Habif Health & Wellness Center provides the student community of WashU with student-centered health and health promotion services. They offer a range of services from medical checkups and mental health services to wellness support, health education, and a full-service pharmacy. Staff members have particular training and experience in working with university students. They are committed to the growth and personal development of each student within the university community who seeks assistance.
For more information about health services and insurance, please visit the Habif Health & Wellness Center website.
Washington University offers an extensive transportation program to meet the transportation needs of the campus community. The transportation program is intended to provide safe and convenient transportation between the Danforth Campus and the Medical School Campus, as well as shopping centers and surrounding residential areas. The WashU Campus Circulator travels regularly around campus, and the WashU Metro Universal Pass program allows students to travel free on public transportation. The Campus2Home shuttle provides a safe ride home for those living in designated areas off campus.
The Danforth Campus also offers the Enterprise CarShare program. With this program, drivers may rent a hybrid vehicle for use by the hour or by the day. Rental includes gas, physical damage protection, and maintenance. Each Enterprise CarShare vehicle has its own reserved parking spaces on all Danforth Campus parking lots. Enterprise CarShare lets students, faculty, and staff have a vehicle at their fingertips when needed, yet avoids the hassle and expense of having a car on campus when not needed. The Enterprise CarShare program is provided by Enterprise. For more information, please visit the
Enterprise CarShare website.
For more information about transportation services around campus, please visit the
Parking and Transportation Services website.
Libraries, books, and online resources are essential to your undergraduate education. WashU maintains a multifaceted library system with more than 4.3 million books, periodical volumes, audiovisual titles and government publications, plus extensive collections of literary manuscripts, rare books, and other materials.
Washington University Libraries, students, faculty, and staff have online access to thousands of databases, electronic journals, and other digital resources.
Our 12 libraries put comfortable study and collaborative spaces within easy reach. Expert research assistance is available online or in person.
Portable computing devices move across campus easily with wireless voice and data service in common spaces, libraries, residential buildings, and many academic spaces. Common computing services, such as printing, email, and access to many software programs are available from anywhere on the network. Numerous computing labs provide spaces to gather, connect, and work together.
The Washington University Police Department (WUPD) provides law enforcement services to the university's Danforth Campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The WUPD works in partnership with the campus community to cultivate a safe learning environment by providing high-quality police service to all in a fair, sensitive, and professional manner, while promoting crime prevention awareness. Blue light telephones, safety patrols, and self-defense education are among the services the WUPD provide.
For more information about police and crime prevention services on campus, please visit the
The WashU Alerts Emergency Notification System combines multiple technologies that work together to keep the university community safe. Multiple points of contact for community members, such as email accounts, phones, outdoor sirens, and alert beacons are used to notify the university community of emergencies.
For more information about WashU Alerts, please visit
Disability Resources serves students with disabilities to ensure equal access to learning activities or environments at the university. They most commonly provide accommodations for learning, testing, and physical access, and students may request any accommodations they feel are necessary to have full access to campus.
For more information about disability resources and accommodations, please visit the
Cornerstone website. For maps of campus accessibility, please visit the
Facilities Planning & Management website.
Cornerstone offers support services students need to succeed academically.
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. Cornerstone connects first-generation college students to leadership programs and offers academic, research, and career opportunities.
For more information about academic support and mentoring, please visit the
Student Technology Services
Student Technology Services provides technical support for all residential computing labs and for most students' personal computers. STS strives to enhance the student experience by advocating for a technology-rich environment that is essential to successful learning and enjoyable living on campus.
STS offers a variety of technical services as well as student programs, both online and in person. STS also provides a walk-up help desk, located in the storefront of Gregg Hall on the South 40.
For more information, please visit the
Concerns about global climate change, increased emissions and the depletion of natural resources have led to a growing awareness of how the energy needs of our campuses are met and the potentially adverse consequences for the environment. WashU's goal is to become a model of sustainable operations. Achieving this goal will have a positive environmental impact and help us serve as a model for other large universities and institutions in the St. Louis region and across the country.
For more information about our sustainability commitment and efforts, please visit the
First Year Center
The First Year Center supports new students through their transition into the WashU community to ensure that they build and sustain their academic and personal goals. The center brings together people, programs, and resources to provide an undergraduate experience of exceptional quality where all students are known by name and story and where they prepare themselves for lives of purpose and meaning.
Bear Beginnings: Fall New Student Orientation and
Parent & Family Weekend are coordinated through the
First Year Center.
Office of International Students and Scholars
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides social, cultural, and academic support, English language instruction, and information on governmental regulations, and facilitates cross-cultural understanding within the university and St. Louis metropolitan area.
OISS staff members help students adjust to life and studies in the United States. The staff provides English language instruction and advice to those who need help with personal, financial, and legal matters as well as governmental regulations. The office also provides information on passports, visas, housing, and community resources.
WashU prides itself on hosting a truly international community. As well as having students from each of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, students and faculty also come from more than 100 countries around the world. Whether from the United States or abroad, WashU students are encouraged to broaden their international perceptions by participating in cross-cultural experiences.
To learn more, please visit the
Office of International Students and Scholars' website.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center is a free service for all students (both graduate and undergraduate) currently enrolled at Washington University, as well as faculty members. The Writing Center works with students on essays, senior theses, personal statements, oral presentations, and more.
Writing Center tutors are writers who help writers through the process of revision. Students are welcome at all different stages of the writing process, from brainstorming all the way to the later drafts.
The Writing Center staff will not edit or proofread student papers. Instead, tutors identify patterns of error in grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation and help students become editors of their own work.
The Writing Center also offers a peer tutoring program for those interested in helping others with the craft of writing.
To learn more, please visit the
Writing Center's website.