Campus Services

From housing and dining to athletics and career services, a full range of campus services are available over the summer.


Whether students choose to live on the South 40 or an off-campus apartment this summer, several resources exist to assist in the housing selection process.

Residential Life

Over 4,000 students call the South 40 and the North Side home during the school year. The South 40 is home to about 3,200 residents in 24 Residence Halls, recreational space, computer clusters, campus eateries, and much more. “The 40” is a place to study, sleep, eat, relax, and make new friendships. Many of our upperclass students live on the North Side, which is located at the Northwest corner of the Danforth Campus. The North Side consists of The Village and our on and off campus apartments, each of which provide a variety of programs and amenities for students to enjoy.

Summer Housing is available to students as well.

Quadrangle Housing

University-owned off-campus apartments for undergraduate and graduate students as well as staff and faculty are located in the heart of Washington University’s neighboring communities. Our historic buildings offer you the comforts and conveniences of city living.

Apartment Referral Services

Apartment Referral Services is a resource for off-campus, non-university housing. There are various housing options to choose such as apartments, duplexes, condos and houses.

Dining Services

Dining Services focuses on fresh, local, seasonal products complemented with cooking techniques that preserve nutrition and produce healthy dishes. Demanding standards assure the highest level of food quality for campus guests.

Campus Stores

Campus Bookstore

The Campus Bookstore offers books, Washington University clothing and accessories, school supplies, software and hardware.

Medical Campus Bookstore

The School of Medicine's Campus Bookstore offers books, clothing and technology items to those on the Medical School campus.

Bear Necessities

Bear Necessities carries dorm and office supplies as well as a large selection of Washington University apparel and souvenirs. Bear Necessities is a not-for-profit store operated by the Women’s Society of Washington University.


All of the University Libraries’ websites offer resources to view library locations and hours, browse holdings, request or renew materials*, view many online books and articles*, chat live with a staff member and learn about WUSTL’s unique collections.
*Certain services are limited to current Washington University students, faculty, and staff.

Athletic Center

Athletic Complex activity areas include:

  • a recreational gym with adaptable basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts
  • an eight-lane pool with adjustable bulkhead and diving well
  • eight handball/racquetball courts; two squash courts
  • indoor and outdoor tracks
  • a full weight room and sauna
  • the McWilliams Fitness Center

Career Center

The Career Center has a wealth of resources to help students improve job and internship search skills. Find tips on topics such as resume writing and impressing employers in an interview and get more information on scheduling an advising appointment or attending a workshop.

Community Service

Community service at Washington University takes many forms – including volunteerism, advocacy, education and philanthropy – which, when integrated, create the greatest possibility for community development and student learning.

Gephardt Institute for Public Service

The Gephardt Institute promotes lifelong civic engagement and sustained community impact through service initiatives at Washington University. Focus areas include community-based teaching and learning, civic life and public service careers, and international service.

Community Service Office of the Gephardt Institute

The Community Service Office organizes community service initiatives, inspires students to establish a commitment to service, communicates opportunities for involvement, engages students in the process of creating community partners, and facilitates collaboration among individuals and organizations with a common vision.

Campus Y

The Campus Y sponsors student community service programs. These include Alternative Service Breaks, through which students work at national and international locations; Cadence with Care, through which volunteers play musical instruments for patients at the Siteman Cancer Center; and Project Picasso, through which volunteers incorporate arts and crafts with art history to benefit children in the hematology/oncology ward at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.


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.

Parking & Transportation

WUSTL's Office of Parking and Transportation facilitates access to the campuses for faculty, staff, students and the community. The parking system at Washington University is designed to protect the parking privileges of the permit-holders and visitors. The parking regulations are intended to provide students, faculty, staff and visitors with safe, secure and convenient places to park.

Safety & Security

The Washington University Police Department provides law enforcement services to the University's Danforth Campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Officers patrol the campus on foot, on bicycles, and in cars.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services provides the student community with premiere, student-centered health and health promotion services. Visit this site for more information on medical services, mental health services, and health promotion services.

Summer Events at WUSTL

Join us for special events and ongoing programming on campus this summer. From a summer barbecue and pool party to weekly events, summer is a great time to meet up with classmates and other students.
Learn more and RSVP.

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