Hello students!

Welcome back to the third newsletter for Fall 2022 exchange students at Washington University in St. Louis.

As a reminder, you can access all information for exchange students through the Fall 2022 Exchange Student Guidebook. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to either your academic division exchange adviser, OISS, or Student Transitions & Family Programs. 

We are excited to welcome you to campus soon!

-Student Transitions & Family Programs
Please Read: Move-In Date
There has been some confusion regarding the correct move-in date for this August. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
The preferred move-in date is Tuesday, August 23, 2022. If you have already booked travel and are arriving on Wednesday, August 17, you will be able to move into Residential Life-managed housing upon your arrival. However, there will be no official programming until Bear Beginnings: Transfer & Exchange Fall Welcome begins on Wednesday, August 24.
Students should not expect to move into Residential Life managed housing on any day other than August 17 or August 23. Any move-in date exceptions must be approved by Student Transitions & Family Programs prior to July 1, 2022.
All exchange students must fill out an arrival form by Friday, July 15. This form will help the Office for International Students and Scholars plan for your arrival.
Residential Life Housing
Where you will live while studying at WashU is an important decision.

WashU Residential Life (ResLife) offers a variety of housing options for exchange students. Below are the most chosen options.

  • Traditional residential college communities located on the South 40. Mostly single and double rooms.
  • Residential communities on campus on the Northside in the following residence halls: Village, Village East, and Millbrook Apartments.
  • Residential communities in off-campus apartments in the Lofts, Washington Avenue, Greenway, and Rosedale apartments.

For more information about housing, visit the Residential Life website. Housing applications are currently open on WebSTAC. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. You will fill out the First-Year and Transfer student application on the housing portal.

If you have questions about Residential Life housing or the application, please contact ResLife.
Off-Campus Housing Options
Some students choose not to live in Residential Life housing. Below are the most common non-ResLife housing options:
  • Sublease a Leased Apartment
  • Apartments can be subleased through Quadrangle, a company owned by Washington University or an independent property owner. You can find available apartments through the WashU Apartment Referral Service. 
  • Lease an Apartment through Quadrangle
  • This option is mainly for graduate students, but undergraduate students may find apartments through the Quadrangle website.
  • Alternative Options
  • Some students have found accommodations with property companies such as Parallel Properties or local property owners. 
Important Dates
Fall 2022 Dates

Fall 2022 Exchange Student Arrival: August 23
Bear Beginnings: Fall Welcome: August 24-28
First Day of Class: August 29
Labor Day (no classes): September 5
Fall Break (no classes): October 8-11
Thanksgiving Break (no classes): November 23-27
Last Day of Classes: December 9
Reading Day and Finals Begin: December 12-21
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