All residential students live in one of our top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. No more than four students share a suite of four single rooms with one bathroom. Each student has their own: extra-long twin bed, dresser, desk, desk chair, bookshelf, and closet. Each floor has a small study room and a lounge with a kitchenette (sink, refrigerator, and microwave). The 1st floor has laundry facilities and a lobby area with TV. There is an elevator.
Suites are organized based on gender identity, age, and year in school. All residence halls are mixed gender; individual floors can be mixed gender. We cannot guarantee room/suitemate requests, but students are welcome to submit requests.
Living in the residence hall are our residential program assistants, current WashU students who provide academic advice, plan social activities, and ensure the rules and regulations of the program are followed. Our program assistants participate in online and in person training programs designed for working with youth. All staff have passed background checks and are CPR/First Aid certified. We also have program supervisors living on campus to oversee the residential aspects of our programs and act as an emergency contact for students and parents.
The outer doors to all residence halls are kept locked 24 hours a day and students access the building, suites, and rooms with key cards. Visitors are not permitted to be in the residence hall with the exception of program move-in and move-out.
There is a nightly curfew, which the staff strictly enforce. Students must sign-in to the residence hall by 9:00pm and be in their suites by 11:00pm. Once students have signed in, they cannot leave the building until the next morning at 7:30am when the dining hall opens.
Quiet hours are strictly enforced from 11:00pm until 9:00am.
Students are permitted to leave campus in groups of 2 or more during approved off campus hours of Monday-Friday, 5:00-9:00pm/Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am-9:00pm. Students must sign-out with the program staff on duty and back in once they return to the residence hall. No exceptions are made for curfew. For the health and safety of our students, we may make adjustments to off campus hours due to inclement weather.
Students are not permitted to leave campus in a vehicle operated by someone other than their parent/legal guardian unless prior authorization from their parent/legal guardian is received.
Students should plan to commit to the full length of the program and to schedule other commitments when the program is not in session. Missing any part of the program can impact experience and academic performance. Students will not be excused from classes to attend other commitments.
If necessary, parents/guardians may request an overnight absence only if the student will be escorted by their parent/legal guardian or a parent/legal guardian approved chaperone over the age of 18. The student must be picked up prior to 9:00pm and may not return to campus until 8:30am. The parent/legal guardian must submit a request at least 24 hours in advance of this absence.
Tobacco Free Campus
WashU prohibits smoking or the use of any tobacco products anywhere on campus.
There are several on-campus computer labs available for use, however, we do recommend that each student bring their own laptop computer or tablet with them to the program. A secured wireless connection is available.