Welcome to Residential Life!

Live, Learn, Lead are our guiding principles, and it is our goal that through these three principles we can make your Washington University residential life experience not only the best residential life experience possible, but also the most rewarding for your future.

Our Mission

We seek to provide a safe environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents. We continually strive to improve our services to meet the needs of our students and guests and reflect the high standards of Washington University in St. Louis.

Community Engagement

We, as the Office of Residential Life, believe that community is at the core of what we do; this can be seen through our Neighborhood C.A.R.E. initiatives, Community Engagement Model, and established faculty program within our residential areas.

Residential Communities Resize

Our program consists of the South 40 and the North Side, where over 4500 students call Residential Life home during the academic year.

Policies and Procedures

Wondering where to park your bike on campus? Need to know where to go when you’re locked out of your room? Stay up to date on our Residential Life Policies and Procedures!

Questions and Forms

Our Online Forms range from Maintenance Requests, to Party and Guest Registrations. Even if you have a general question about Residential Life, please fill out a contact form and we will be sure to answer in a timely manner.

The South 40

Clocktower3Nicknamed “the 40” because it is forty acres located directly south of the Danforth Campus, this space is home to about 3200 residents in twenty-four residence halls, as well as recreational space, computer clusters, campus eateries, and much, much more. “The 40” is a place to study, sleep, eat, relax, and form new friendships.


The North Side

North Side ResizeMany of our upperclass students live on the North Side, which consists of residential communities on the Northwest corner of the Danforth Campus and in our neighborhoods near campus. Each of which provides a variety of programs and amenities for students to enjoy.

Washington University is a community of diverse people brought together in the common pursuits of education, personal growth, and community development.

Learn More About our Mission for Diversity Inclusion

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