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Important Housing Application Dates
Housing Contract: The priority deadline is April 1 for the best chance of getting your preferred assignment. Applications are still accepted after that deadline, and staff will do their best to still accommodate preferences.
Housing Accommodations: Submit your housing accommodation requests, such as a medical need for a single or emotional support animal, as early as possible. After the first round of Housing Assignments go out in June, space accommodations cannot be guaranteed. More on housing accommodations.
Housing Assignments: Housing assignments will start to be announced on student’s Housing Portal the middle of June, as well as emailed to student’s Webster email address. Updates with new assignments or changes will be made biweekly until move-in.
Housing Contract: Priority deadline for submitting your Housing Contract on the Housing Portal is March 1. Applications may still be accepted after that deadline depending on space, and staff will do their best to still accommodate preferences.
Housing Accommodations: If there are accommodation requests, such as a medical need for a single or emotional support animal, students should also try to renew or confirm their accommodations as soon as possible. After Housing assignments are made, accommodations cannot be guaranteed.
Housing Assignments: Returner Room Self-Selection will take place March 25-29, and that is when students with contracts will come and physically select their space. Students who submit a Housing Contract will be sent specific instructions to their Webster email on when and how to come and select their space. Students who are unavailable to come pick their specific room will be given options for a proxy, or to have Housing Staff assign them based on open spaces at the end of their room selection night.
Summer 2024 Housing
Summer housing applications for active Webster students open over Spring Break each year. Priority deadline for Summer housing applications is April 20, but applications will be accepted after on a rolling basis, as space allows. The summer application covers the Summer term when classes are in session (May 27–July 26), signing up for Bridge 1 (from the end of the Spring 2024 semester to the beginning of the summer term) and signing up for Bridge 2 (from the end of the summer term to the beginning of the Fall 2024 semester).
Living on campus gives added value to the college experience. National research shows that students who live on campus do better academically, are more engaged and have a smoother transition. Because of that, Webster has a two-year residency requirement. Even if a student is not required to live on campus, we encourage them to do so — and many do!
All freshmen enrolled at the St. Louis main campus are required to live on campus for their first two years at the 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.
Undergraduate international transfer students are required to live on campus for their first year enrolled in classes at the main campus.
Additionally, all Study Abroad students (undergraduate and graduate) who study abroad at any of the St. Louis Metro campuses are required to reside in on-campus housing for the duration of their Study Abroad experience. All site transfer students are required to reside on campus for their first year enrolled at the Webster Groves campus.
On Campus Student Services
Webster University has several on-campus dining location options that are part of the meal plan (required for students living in residence halls). Additionally, students can purchase Gorlok Bucks that can be used both on and off campus.
Students who live on campus have easy access to the University Library for research or to meet with study groups.
Living on campus means convenient access to the Career Services Offices for help planning for post-graduation success.
The Center provides academic resources, support, advocacy and access through relationships that empower students.
The Student Counseling and Life Development staff are available to help with personal issues that may interfere with your success.
Nearby Student Health Services, a nurse-directed clinic staffed by a registered nurse (RN), is also open on weekdays for minor illness and injuries, and assistance with physician referral as needed.
First-year student success is supported through resources, services and programs, including Orientation, Webster 101, Learning Communities and Peer Mentors.
There are lots of ways to get involved outside the classroom!
Check out our Student Life page and find out what’s going on in and around campus. Join a club; attend an event; see a film; play a sport or show up for a game; meet fellow students with similar interests.
Getting involved on campus can help forge lifelong friendships, create unique experiences and even help build a strong resume. And every Webster campus is a unique reflection of the local community and culture.
Highlights from Webster University
Student Organization Spotlights: February 2024
February 1, 2024
In the News: Belo, Blazer, Smith, Hall, Le, Stewart, Fatton, Schoelhammer, Basketball, Chess, Students and Alumni
January 31, 2024
On Campus Living Vs. Commuting – Which is Right for You?
December 20, 2023