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
Address/Phone/Email Reporting Requirement
SEVIS regulations require the university to report a physical local address, phone number and email address for all F-1 and J-1 students.
After U.S. Arrival for International Students
After you arrive in St. Louis, see the steps to take to make sure you get off to a smooth start.
Drivers License Letter Request
International students who would like to apply for a drivers license may request a letter.
WashU international students and scholars are invited to participate in free, informal English conversation practice.
Get tips about banking, restaurants and other parts of daily life in the St. Louis area.
Filing Year-End Tax Returns
All non-resident F-1s and J-1s are required to file a tax return, regardless of whether or not you received income.
Global Friends Program
This is a cultural exchange program that matches WashU international students and scholars with members of the Washington University community.
Health Care and Insurance for International Students
Read the guide to health insurance in the U.S. for international students during their time at WashU.
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.