Brookings Residential College was founded in 1999 and is comprised of Lien and Gregg houses, located near the Clocktower on the South 40 and just a few steps away from the Underpass and main campus. Today, our residential college is affectionately known as Brookings.
Lien House contains modern two-person (also known as modern double) suites, with each having their own bathroom. Each suite contains: a XL twin bed frame and accompanying mattress; a three drawer dresser; and a computer desk and chair. A shower curtain is provided for the bathroom and the suite is carpeted.
There are kitchens on each floor and a laundry facility in each building. There are study spaces available, a main computer lab, and a multipurpose room. Students will be responsible for providing their personal items and toiletries.
Gregg House contains modern four-person single suites and limited modern-double suites, with each four-person suite having a shared living space and bathroom. Each suite contains: a XL twin bed frame and accompanying mattress; a three drawer dresser; and a computer desk and chair. A shower curtain is provided for the bathroom and the suite is carpeted. In the shared living space there is a couch, couch chair, coffee and side table provided.
There are kitchens on each floor and a laundry facility in each building. There are study spaces available, a main computer lab and a multipurpose room. Students will be responsible for providing their personal items and toiletries.
Colors: Royal Blue and Yellow
- Scorch on the Porch
Each semester, the residents of Brookings gather on the porch between the two halls to enjoy the day and each other’s company. The event has been going on since Brookings was founded and with the barbecue, friends, music and sun, it has become one of the highlights of the year.
- Making the Grade
Making the Grade is a program where the residents get a chance to meet faculty members in an informal setting and form personal relationships. Professors who work with the Res College on a regular basis will answer any questions you may have about the transition to college, succeeding at WashU, and getting to know your professors.
- Brookings Week: Brookings Week is a week-long celebration of the Res College, sponsored by College Council, Brookings Week features events every night. The week culminates, with Brookings Ball, a semi-formal in College Hall.
- Brinner: Brookings Breakfast for Dinner is a favorite Brookings Tradition. Planned by the college council twice a year, Brinner draws residents out of their rooms and into the RCD’s apartment for a delicious and informal late night pancake dinner.
FUN FACT: Student entrepreneurship is highly valued at WashU. On the Danforth campus, Gregg House, one of the two Brookings Residential College Buildings, is home to the Student Entrepreneurial Program (StEP) Storefronts. One of the many programs run by the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the eight storefronts are leased to student-owned and operated businesses. With additional businesses that operate outside of the storefronts, StEP businesses serve the WashU community through a variety of products and services.
Room Dimensions Lien House
Single: 10.5′ x 14′
Double: 10.5′ x 17′
Triple: 11′ x 18′
Room Dimensions Gregg House
Single: 8′ x 13′
Double: 12′ x 13′
Floor Plan Documents