FAQs for Prospective Students

Accessibility: Do you have handicap accessible rooms/apartments?

Amenities: What amenities are provided in the Webster Village Apartments?

Amenities: What amenities are provided in East, West, and Maria Halls?

Cable: Do the rooms come with cable television?

Cleaning: Who cleans my room?

Co-Ed Housing: Is co-ed housing allowed in the halls or apartments?

Computer Labs: Are there computer labs in the residence halls?

Dining Options: What dining options are available?

Furniture: Do the rooms come with furniture?

Internet: Do the rooms come with Internet?

Meal Plans: What meal plans are available to me and how much does each plan cost?

NRHH: What is NRHH?

Office Hours: What are the hours of the Office of Housing and Residential Life and of the Webster Village Apartments Clubhouse Office?

Phone: Do the rooms come with a phone / phone line?

Pets: Are pets allowed?

RA: What is an RA?

Rates: What are the housing rates?

Required to Live On-Campus: Who is required to live on campus?

RHA: What is RHA?

Room Assignments: Can first year and upperclass students room together?

Room Assignments: How are room assignments made?

Roommates: How are roommates assigned?

Smoking: Can you smoke in the residence halls or apartments?

Tour: How do I arrange for a tour of a residence hall room or apartment?

Transportation: What public transportation is available to me?

Utilities: Do I pay for utilities?

Vehicle/Parking: Can I bring my own vehicle to campus? Where do I park? How much is a parking permit?

Washers and Dryers: Are there washers and dryers available in each building?

Accessibility: Do you have handicap accessible rooms/apartments?
Yes. Please inform Housing and Residential Life staff if there are any physical or behavioral/learning issues that may affect your placement. On the personal data section of the application, there is a question related to these needs. Or contact us directly at housing@webster.edu.

Amenities: What amenities are provided in the Webster Village Apartments?
Free Movie Rental—check out the huge selection in the Clubhouse Office—2 movies per checkout for a 2 day rental--$2 late fee per movie per day
Outdoor Swimming Pool is open late April through Labor Day
Outdoor Spa is open year-round
Clubhouse (including a kitchenette and flat screen TV with DVD/VHS player is available for residents to reserve at no cost
Washers and Dryers are located in the Clubhouse and are free to use
Utilities (Water, Sewer, Electricity, Gas) are all provided within your semester housing costs
Cable, High-Speed Internet Connection, Local Phone Line are all provided at no cost
Each apartment is fully furnished: couch, armchair, coffee table, end table, TV stand, bed, desk, dresser, refrigerator, oven/stove, dishwasher, kitchen table, chairs

Amenities: What amenities are provided in East, West, and Maria Halls?
Pool tables are located in West & East Halls and are open for all on-campus students (as long as it's not quiet hours)—pool sticks and balls are available from the front desk
Toilet paper, board games, and some cleaning supplies are available at the front desk
Study lounges on are on each floor and have Ethernet ports
Each floor also has a lounge with cable TV, DVD/VHS capabilities and Ethernet ports
Kitchenettes are equipped with a microwave and refrigerator
Washers and dryers are located on the ground floors of East, West, and Maria Halls - free to use
Utilities (Water, Sewer, Electricity, Gas) are all provided
IPTV (TV provided via Internet), High-Speed Internet Connection, Local Phone Line are all provided at no cost
Each resident is provided with the following furniture: bed, desk, dresser, desk chair, wardrobe/closet

Cable: Do the rooms come with cable television?
In West, East, and Maria Halls, cable television is delivered through Webster's network, making it possible for students to watch television on their desktop computers or laptops. Any student that wishes to watch cable television on a television set must rent a set-top box for $75 to convert the signal. WVA residents have access to IPTV through their Internet connection, but they also have access to regular cable. WVA residents need to visit the WVA Clubhouse to checkout a Digital Converter box for Cable.  For more information on IPTV, please click here.

Cleaning: Who cleans my room?
There is no cleaning service provided by Housing and Residential Life. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own rooms. When a resident moves out, a staff member will inspect the room for damages and cleaning charges.

Co-Ed Housing: Is co-ed housing allowed in the halls or apartments?
Males and females are allowed to live together in some housing areas if it has been approved by the professional staff. A Coed Housing Agreement Form is required; this form is available from the WVA or ResLife Offices. However all floors in the halls are co-ed. This means that males and females share the floor but not rooms or suites. With a co-ed housing agreement in an upperclassmen residence hall, males and females may share a suite but not a room.

Computer Labs: Are there computer labs in the residence halls?
There are no computer labs in the residence halls or apartments. The Emerson Library, East Academic Building, and Sverdrup building are all equipped with computer labs for student use.

Dining Options: What dining options are available?
Marlettos in Maria and Loretto Hall: all-you-care-to-eat dining facility featuring seven different stations: sandwiches, pizza and pasta, beverage station, soup n' salad, showcase, homestyle favorites, and desserts
Crossroads in University Center: includes Freshens Smoothie Company with all-natural fresh blended smoothies, and sweet and savory crepes; WOW Café serving wraps, over-sized salads, Angus burgers on Texas toast, quesadillas, fajitas, wings, tenders, and shrimp; and Sadella's, which offers flat bread sandwiches, pizzas, and salads
Kaldi's in Emerson Library: coffee, espressos, smoothies, hot beverages; salads, sandwiches, and fresh baked selections including: muffins, pound cakes, cookies, brownies and bars, scones, and biscotti
Sverdrup Café & East Academic Building a la Cart: coffee, snacks, deli sandwiches and salads, and a wide variety of bottled beverages for when you're on the go!

For hours of operation and more information, visit the Dining Services Website.

Furniture: Do the rooms come with furniture?
Each apartment is fully furnished: couch, armchair, coffee table, end table, TV stand, bed, desk, dresser, refrigerator, oven/stove, dishwasher, kitchen table, and chairs.
Each resident in the West, East, and Maria Halls is provided with the following furniture: bed, desk, dresser, desk chair, and wardrobe/closet.

Internet: Do the rooms come with Internet?
Wireless internet access is provided to residents at the Webster Groves campus, including the Webster Village Apartments, East & West Hall, and Maria Hall. Some locations still have wired data ports available, which residents may continue to use. You will need an Ethernet cable (RJ45) to connect your device. However, these ports should be used to connect end devices only, such as desktops and laptops. Unmanaged wireless routers are prohibited.

Meal Plans: What meal plans are available to me?
Meal plan information can be found on the bottom of the Rates page: Meal Plan Rates

NRHH: What is NRHH?
National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is a recognition organization. It is designed to give local, regional, and national recognition to students making outstanding contributions to their residence halls. We firmly believe in the value of student involvement in residence hall life through community service, social programs, and educational programs. NRHH exists to ensure that we do not forget to give those necessary and more than deserved, pats on the back. NRHH chapter membership is restricted to the top 1% of student leaders living on campus. Membership lasts a lifetime.

Office Hours: What are the hours of the Office of Housing and Residential Life and of the Webster Village Apartments Clubhouse Office?
Our office hours can be found here: Our Office Hours

Phone: Do the rooms come with a phone / phone line?
All the rooms are equipped with a local phone line. Webster University residence halls and student apartments are equipped with VoIP (Voice Over IP) technology. This means that all telephone traffic is routed through the network infrastructure. However, you will still use a traditional phone to make and receive telephones. You will also have a direct dial telephone number, not an extension. There is one phone number for the entire room, not one phone number per person. Phones are NOT provided. You must bring your own phone.

Pets: Are pets allowed?
The only allowable pets are those that cannot survive outside of water. This basically means you can have fish.

RA: What is an RA?
The Resident Assistant (RA) is responsible for the development and enhancement of the community and each individual resident under their care in the residence halls or Webster Village Apartments. The RA supplements and complements the process of formal education by enhancing the quality of life in the residential community. RAs are expected to be known, visible and an active resident within their area of responsibility and the entire hall/complex as well. Expectations include maintaining communication between residents and professional staff, implementation of the on-campus policies, procedures and regulations, as well as those of the University, and participation in the day to day operations of the facility as assigned by professional staff. The RA provides leadership for all residents and assists in planning of educational and social activities that make the group living experience support student learning & retention.

Rates: What are the housing rates?
Rate information can be found on the Rates page.

Required to Live On-Campus: Who is required to live on campus?
All freshmen enrolled at the St. Louis main campus are required to live on campus for their first two years at Webster University. Exceptions to this requirement are granted for freshmen living with their parents within a 35-mile radius of the main campus in Webster Groves. International transfer students are also required to live on campus for their first year enrolled in classes at the main campus. International graduate students & international student 26 or older are not required to live on-campus.

RHA: What is RHA?
RHA is the Residential Housing Association. This student organization offers excellent leadership opportunities for all resident students, providing a wide range of residential programming, advising Residential Life on policy, and working to improve the living environment at Webster University. As a member of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH), Inc., RHA leaders network with other colleges and universities across the nation to find ways to improve on campus living at Webster. RHA is made up of a six-member Executive Board: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, National Communications Coordinator and the Webster Communications Coordinator. Each residence hall wing/floor and apartment building has representation within the general assembly of RHA. These reps comprise the voting members of RHA, but meetings are open to all residents. Among other responsibilities, representatives serve as liaisons for their respective floor or building. RHA takes delegations of students to two leadership development conferences each year. For more information on RHA, please visit their website.

Room Assignments: Can first year and upperclass students room together?
Typically, freshmen are housed together with other freshmen. Exceptions to this must be approved by professional staff.

Room Assignments: How are room assignments made?
We accept applications on a first come first served basis. We strive to give people their first choice in housing while also considering their best roommate matches.

Roommates: How are roommates assigned?
For students new to campus housing, we request that you complete the Personal Data section as part of your application. This data section asks questions about whether you are a day or night person, how you like to study, music preferences, hobbies, etc. We use this to match you up as best we can. If you want to request a specific person to be your roommate, you need his/her student ID number when completing the application.  In addition, the person you name must also write your ID number on his/her Personal Data section. If the request is not mutual, we will not be able to fulfill it.

Smoking: Can you smoke in the residence halls or apartments?
There is no smoking allowed in any of the residence halls or apartments. If you wish to smoke, you must do so outdoors in designated locations, 30 feet from building entrances.

Tour: How do I arrange for a tour of a residence hall room or apartment?
You can simply show up during normal office hours. If you have scheduled a tour of the entire campus through the Admissions office, ask your tour guide to show you the halls/apartments.

Transportation: What public transportation is available to me?
The St. Louis Metro System operates in Webster Groves. MetroBus #56 stops at Lockwood Ave. near Webster Hall. This bus will take you to the MetroLink, which can then get you to many main locations in St. Louis, including the Galleria, Forest Park, Busch Stadium, Union Station, Lambert International Airport, the Delmar Loop, and more. Visit the Metro St. Louis website for more information. All Webster students are eligible for a Metro Link Pass from the Business Office.

Utilities: Do I pay for utilities?
The costs for utilities are included in your semester housing costs. You do not pay any separate bills for electricity, water, sewer, or gas.

Vehicle/Parking: Can I bring my own vehicle to campus? Where do I park? How much is a parking permit?
Yes, all residents can bring their own vehicle to campus. Residents of West, East, and Maria Halls will park in Garden Park Plaza Garage, Webster University's main parking facility. Parking permits for residence hall students are $95 per year. Residents of the Webster Village Apartments will park in the WVA Parking Lot and the Garden Park Plaza Garage. WVA residents have their parking permits included in their housing costs, but if the permit is not returned when the resident moves out, he/she will be charged $150. Parking information is available here: http://www.webster.edu/public-safety/parking.html.

Washers and Dryers: Are there washers and dryers available in each building?
WVA: Washers and Dryers are located in the Clubhouse- free to use for current residents of the apartments only.
Residence Halls: Washers and dryers are located on the ground floors - free to use for current residents of the halls only.