Making WashU a New Home
Moving away from family, friends and community, even if it’s just down the street, is an adjustment. And each additional year away brings new opportunity and challenges. Feel confident in making WashU a home and keeping it a home all four years.
See the process to apply for WashU housing as a first-year or transfer student.
Learn more about housing in WashU's 10 on-campus fraternity houses.
WashU's investment in the residential college model stems from a commitment to creating intentional communities where every student is known by name and story.
Washington University students find unique ways to contribute to the campus community. From taking student leadership positions, to volunteering for a cause that moves them, our students help make the campus a more welcoming and vibrant place to be.
Sara has served students at WashU as a leader, a role model and a catalyst.Read the story
BEAR Leader Position Description 2019-20
BEAR leaders supports the Bear Beginnings orientation program through leading 15-18 first-year students.
First Year Center Executive Board
The First Year Center Executive Board helps to create, plan and implement programs that aid new students.
First Year Experience Leader (BEAR Leader, WUSA) Application
BEAR Leaders and WUSAs support first-year, transfer and exchange students in their orientation and transition to the WashU community.
Lunch by the Dozen
Lunch by the Dozen is a chance for new students to meet and eat with their professors.
Preparing for Your WUSA/BEAR Leader Application
Get tips on things to think about for your WUSA application, individual interview and group interview.
WUSA Peer Mentor Program
WUSAs are upperclass student leaders who assist new students with their transition to WashU.
WUSA Position Description 2019-20
Each year, a group of enthusiastic undergraduate students are selected to help guide incoming students through the transition from high school to college.
We seek to provide a safe environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents.
The OISS enables international students and scholars to thrive academically and socially.