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On Campus Resources

Campus Dining

Webster University offers Campus Dining at Marletto's (our cafeteria), Crossroads Food Court in the University Center, Library cafe featuring Kaldi's coffee, or the Simply-to-Go unit in the East Academic Building. All food items are priced individually and you pay for the items you purchase.

Students who live in East, West and Maria Halls are required to purchase a meal plan and cannot cancel their meal plan.

Dining Services

  • Cafeteria style menus at Marletto's Marketplace
  • Crossroads Food Court in the University Center with Far East Fusion, Freshens smoothies and rice bowls, and WOW Cafe American Grill
  • Library Cafe featuring Kaldi's coffee and small bites
  • Simply-to-Go quick grab-and-go options in East Academic Building

If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Dining Services directly. Halal burgers and chicken are now available at Marletto's Marketplace. Ask at the counter for service. Vegetarian options are available at all dining locations.

Campus Dining Services
314-246-6902
Octavio Pino, General Manager
octavio.pino@sodexo.com

Meal Plan Options

Click here for current meal plan options and rates.

 

Library

The mission of Webster University Libraries is to empower our diverse, global community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni to fulfill their research, learning, and information needs, now and in the future.

Visit library.webster.edu for online services and library resources, including our Ask a Librarian page which allows students to contact our friendly and helpful staff for assistance with library research.

 

Call the Research services desk at (314) 968-6950 or chat with Library staff 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

You may also click the link for Research Guides to find information on databases and resources for your major or program.

When you arrive on campus, you will find that the library is a great place to get research help, meet with friends or to find a quiet place to study. You are always welcome at your library.

The Webster University Library features:

  • Friendly staff available for research help
  • Quiet study spaces
  • Group study and meeting rooms
  • Listening/viewing rooms and a game room
  • Free printing for academic purposes
  • eClassroom (Room 101)
  • Cyber Cafe computers and study space open 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • Computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office, etc.

To register for future training sessions or to view videos of previously-recorded training, see Library Webinars and Online Training.

 

Financial Literacy

It is very important to stay current with your student account at Webster University, but it is equally important to develop good financial habits now for the rest of your life.

Financial literacy refers to the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions through their understanding of finances. Education on the management of personal finances is an essential part of planning and paying for postsecondary education. Everyone needs to understand the options with respect to the vast array of financial products, services, and providers to make sound financial decisions.

Financial Resource Center

The Financial Resource Center is located in the south hallway on the ground level of Loretto Hall, just outside the Academic Resource Center.

Financial Aid Student Team (FAST) members will be stationed at the center to provide students with both print and electronic financial literacy information.

 

Campus Safety

The Department of Public Safety

572 Garden Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
314-968-7430
publicsafety@webster.edu

Emergency Line
314-968-6911

Power Failure - Emergency Line
314-220-8487

Save Public Safety as a contact in your phone so, should anything happen, you are prepared and do not have to look up the number.

The Department of Public Safety utilizes a variety of procedures and equipment to service the university community. These include but are not limited to:

  • Parking lot and Building Patrol 24/7;
  • The use of video surveillance and card access;
  • Opening of campus each day and securing the campus each night;
  • Response to all emergency situations;
  • Response to all reported criminal activity and behavior;
  • Provide security at special campus events;
  • Safe Walk service;
  • Parking Permit issuance and enforcement;
  • Student identification card issuance;
  • Lost/Found Property;
  • Provide educational materials and programs to students, faculty and staff; and
  • Any and all other security related functions as required.

Emergency Notifications - Webster Alerts

If there is a significant emergency or dangerous situation which poses an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, faculty or staff occurring on the campus, the University will notify the campus community via the Webster Alerts system.

Emergency Notifications are always communicated via the following methods: blast emails to all addresses associated with the affected campus which are registered with Webster Alerts; text message alerts to any mobile devices associated with the affected campus which are registered with Webster Alerts; broadcast announcements through any IP phones located on campus; and alerts posted on the University's official website and social media pages.

Students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in the Webster Alerts system; however, their account initially only lists their webster.edu email address, and they are only signed up to receive alerts for the campus(es) they attend classes at or are employed at. Students, faculty and staff cannot opt out of receiving communications at their webster.edu email address related to certain crimes or emergencies which may affect their campus(es).

The University strongly encourages students, faculty and staff to also add additional contact information such as personal email addresses and mobile numbers to their Webster Alerts account. Individuals are provided an opportunity to add up to three personal email addresses and three mobile numbers to their account. This also allows account holders to add other individuals such as parents or guardians to their account if they wish. Other individuals who are interested in signing up for a Webster Alerts account can request an account by contacting the Director of Public Safety, Rick Gerger at 314-246-8708 or rickgerger06@webster.edu. Account holders can always edit their current contact information and campus preferences at any time simply by logging onto Connections and clicking on the Webster Alerts banner.

For more detailed information, please visit the Public Safety department website for topics such as:

Safe Walk Service

The Department of Public Safety operates Safe Walk Program designed to provide walking accompaniment on campus for any member of the university community who feel unsafe walking alone on campus. The officers will respond on foot to escort the individual to their location on campus. This service is provided 24 hours a day.

During busy periods, callers may experience a delay in the arrival of the officer, depending on the volume of calls on the particular day. This service is provided for safety, not convenience.

To request a Safe Walk, dial extension 7430 (on campus) or 314-968-7430 if off campus. You may also use any of emergency call box telephones on campus in an emergency to request an escort.

Emergency Call Boxes

There are emergency call boxes located throughout the campus which are a direct line to the Public Safety Dispatcher. When activated, these call boxes immediately notify the dispatcher of the caller's location. Once a call box is activated, public safety officers are immediately dispatched to that location regardless if there is any communication or not. There are currently 21 emergency call boxes located around campus. They can be found circled on the map below.

Reporting Crime or Suspicious Activity

The University endorses a reporting policy that strongly encourages victims to report all crimes that occur within the jurisdiction of this community to the Department of Public Safety, regardless of their nature. Crimes occurring off campus should be reported to the law enforcement agency having proper jurisdiction. If you are a victim of a crime off campus and are unsure of the proper police department to contact; call the Department of Public Safety for assistance.

Members of the University are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to the Department of Public Safety immediately. The prompt reporting of suspicious activity or persons can prevent crimes. If someone's actions are out of character and you become suspicious, call Public Safety to assess the situation. Do not hesitate to call!

An emergency network of both external (blue light emergency call boxes located in strategic locations throughout the campus, and internal phones exist to provide instantaneous 24-hour availability for communication with department personnel.

The Department of Public Safety has access to local police agencies on an immediate basis to report crime and/or ask for assistance.

In addition to use of the telephone system, the University community can also contact the Department of Public Safety in person or in writing. Regardless of how reported, the department will investigate all reported incidents.

Students and employees should report, on a timely basis, any criminal offense or suspicious activity described in this document to the Department of Public Safety and/or Student Affairs.

If you are the victim of a crime, observe criminal activity or observe suspicious activity, call the Department of Public Safety and relay as much information as possible.

Crisis Response

We strongly suggest students take time to look through the information on crisis responses (which can be found here) to various scenarios ranging from earthquakes to tornadoes and civil protests to hostile intruders. Weather related emergencies are possible in the St. Louis area, especially during the Spring when tornadoes are possible.

 

Emergency Preparedness

Safeguard Important Travel Documents

Keep important travel documents (for example, your valid passport; Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status;” I-901 SEVIS Fee receipt; financial documents; insurance; credit cards; cash; etc.) in a safe, secure location where you can easily access them in the case of an emergency evacuation.

Emergency Situations in Midwest Region

Bookstore

Purchase your textbooks from the Bookstore before the first day of classes!

Location: 568 Garden Avenue (Garden Park Plaza Parking Garage)

Follett Bookstore website

How to Find Your Required Textbooks

  1. Take a copy of your student schedule with you.
  2. Identify the course number and section number for each course (for example: BUSN 6110 Operations and Project Management section 01).
  3. Locate the shelf for your course prefix (i.e. BUSN). The bookshelves are organized in alphabetical sections by course prefix (i.e. LATN or BUSN) and each course has its own label (see example above) according to course number and section number.
student schedule

Some books can be rented, ordered as eBooks, purchased used (see label above), or purchased new.

You can also purchase supplies and cool Gorlok gear (doesn't everyone need a tiny stuffed Gorlok?)!

Other Retailers

Textbooks may also be purchased at third-party providers such as:

*While some of these retailers may have competitive pricing, there may be delayed shipping. This type of variable may cause you to be delayed in receiving your textbook. Please be aware of this before purchasing anything. In addition, please ensure you are ordering the CORRECT version/edition of textbooks before buying them (for example, international editions are not usually the same as the US edition of a textbook).