Campus Living at Webster University

The Office of Residential Life and Housing looks forward to welcoming you to your new home! Living on campus means building community and improving school success with easy access to classes, academic amenities and services, and student life events.

For questions, send an email to or call 314-246-4663.


Moving In

Move-in can be an emotional and high-stress time with all the moving pieces, but don't worry — we will guide you through the process!

Fall 2024 Move In

Students will move into their residence hall room or apartment based on the dates below. It is important to arrive on the correct day, as special activities to support transitioning to Webster are planned based on when a student's floor moves in.

Students will receive their housing assignment to their Webster email by the end of June, and will schedule their move-in time slot via the included sign-up link. Additional specific instructions on how to move in will be sent to students via email. That email will also include an early arrival request form, but again it is very important to stick to your assigned day as much as possible.

*Transfer students are highly encouraged to attend orientation on Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17. If Transfer students would like to attend orientation they should sign up for move-in on Thursday, Aug. 15. Transfer students who are assigned to residence hall spaces, show up on transfer move-in day, and plan to attend orientation, will have orientation leader assistance like freshmen at move-in. If not attending orientation or assigned an apartment, they can schedule on their building's normal move-in day. 
2024 Dates Residence Hall or Apartment Suggested Arrival Times
Monday, Aug. 12 and Tuesday, Aug. 13
International Undergrad Move In
Any Airport pickups will take place both days between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 14
Freshmen Move In
Maria Hall and West Hall, 3rd and 4th floors Residents in this area may schedule for any available spot between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 15
Freshmen and Transfer* Move In
Maria Hall and West Hall, 1st and 2nd floors Residents in this area may schedule for any available spot between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 16
Upperclassmen Move In
East Hall, 1st and 2nd floors
Webster Village Apartments, Buildings 1, 3 and 5
Residents in this area may schedule for any available spot between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 17
Upperclassmen Move In
West Hall, 1st and 2nd floors
East Hall, 3rd and 4th floors
Big Bend Apartments
Webster Village Apartments, Buildings 2, 4 and 6
Residents in this area may schedule for any available spot between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Early Arrival

There are very limited reasons for students needing to move in early. Approved reasons include in-season athletics and on-campus jobs. Ease or cost of travel, off-campus jobs and desire to move in early will not be approved reasons.

All students needing to arrive early will need to fill out the Early Arrival Form, which is emailed to students Webster email address with other move-in communications.

What Happens After Move In? Lots of Great Things!

On Wednesday, Aug. 14 and Thursday, Aug. 15 there are evening activities:

  • Parents and Families — Attend Family Orientation hosted by the Office of First-Year Experience and Family Programs from 4-5 p.m. in the University Center, Sunnen Lounge. Register on the Webster Family Connections Portal.
  • Students
    • 5:30 p.m. — Meet in your floor lounge and go to dinner with those who live around you. Your RA will walk you over to Marletto's. If you are out to dinner with family that is OK, but make sure to be back by 7 p.m.
    • 7 p.m. — This is your mandatory floor meeting (on the day your floor moves in).
    • 8 p.m. — There will be a fun event each night, and people from your floor can walk over together.
  • Apartment Students — Your mandatory floor meeting will take place on Sunday at 5 p.m., with location to be determined. Afterward, you can attend the Block Party in the West Circle Drive.

Please note that all housing areas remain open during these break periods and students should not anticipate needing to move out during these times. Campus and Housing resources will be limited, including potential office closures and limited mail room/package pickup hours. Dining Services will also operate on a limited basis for meal plan holders.

During winter break, there are limited resources on campus due to campus closure around the winter holidays. Dining operations will be closed over the break period. Housing Operations will be limited, with no evening package hours. During this time, students should contact the RA on call for any housing-specific urgent needs, or Public Safety in an emergency.

Residence Halls

The residence halls all close for winter break at 5 p.m. on the Friday of finals week. If returning to student housing for spring semester, students can keep belongings in their space, but do need to vacate and take with them any belongings they need for the winter break period. If you are a resident in the residence halls and need housing during winter break, please contact


The apartments (Webster Village and Big Bend) remain open through winter break. Graduating residents must move out by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2024.

In extenuating circumstances, a student can request an early move in by submitting an Early Move In Request Form (available each November).

Returning Fall Residents

All returning residents from Fall semester may return the Saturday before classes, starting at 9 a.m. Card access will be reinstated automatically, and you do not need to check in with staff. Welcome back!

New Spring Residents

Housing assignments for Spring semester will be sent out in late November/early December. They will be sent to your Webster and application email addresses. If you have not received your housing assignment, or if you have questions related to housing, contact the Residential Life Office at 314-246-4663 or

All new residents should move in the Saturday before classes begin, starting at 10 a.m. Move in for new residents will occur from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. via the Housing Office in West Hall (240 Edgar Road, St. Louis, MO 63119). After this period, there will be instructions posted on the Housing Office door for newly arriving students to receive assistance with check-in.

Group of six students in dorm room sitting in chair, on desk, on floor, and on beds all talking

Moving Out

If you are moving out prior to the end of the term or semester before the end of the academic year, you must complete the Request for Termination Application. If your request is granted, you will receive an email from Housing and Residential Life with instructions on picking up your checkout packet and turning in your keys. Please be aware that you are responsible for cleaning your room or apartment prior to move out. A professional staff member will assess your room after you have moved out for damages or cleaning charges. There are financial implications for mid-contract terminations.

Please be aware that you are responsible for cleaning your room or apartment prior to move out. A professional staff member will assess your room after you have moved out for damages or cleaning charges. If you are not returning to campus housing, your $150 security deposit will be credited toward your student account, minus any charges due to damages or cleaning, within two months. If you do not check out at your designated checkout time, or if you fail to meet the checkout requirements in any way, you will be assessed a $50 improper checkout charge.

All students must move out of student housing within 24 hours of their last final, at the latest by 5 p.m. the Friday of finals. Graduating students and graduate students still in classes should request a move out extension (for the day after graduation/last day of classes). Move-out extension forms are emailed to all Housing residents starting in April. Other students who need a move-out extension can also submit the form, however they are approved on a very limited basis and if approved, charged a $25 daily rate for staying late.

  • If you are aware of maintenance issues, turn in a work order for your space as soon as possible. We prefer to receive these work orders before you move out so that maintenance can begin fixing the issues.
  • Arrange for transportation/storage of personal items within 24 hours of your last final.
  • RA Checkout: For this option, you will sign up for a checkout time with your Resident Assistant. When your checkout time arrives, your RA will assess your space on the unit condition report, have you complete some paperwork, and accept the keys to your room. Please note that all final damage assessments will be done by a professional staff member.
  • WVA Residents: If you have rented a cable box, turn it into the Office of Housing and Residential Life. This should include Cable Box, Remote, Power Brick and Cord, S Video Cable and two connectors — one small and one large.
  • Express Checkout: In some circumstances, like late/early departures, you will need to complete an Express Checkout. For this option, you will need to completely remove all items from your space, clean your space, and bring your key to the Housing Office or the on-call RA. By using this option, you forfeit your right to appeal any damage charges issued by a professional staff member.
  • If you rented a loft kit, make sure all pieces are in your room at move-out. This includes two end pieces, one connector bar, two C-brackets and four pegs.
  • After removing your personal items, you are responsible for cleaning bathrooms, bedroom, furniture and blinds, in addition to removing all trash to the dumpsters located in the parking lot. The last one leaving the room should close windows and blinds, turn off the lights and close and lock door.

After you have checked out, your room condition will be documented by a Resident Assistant for the community. The room condition will be reported to the Community Director, who will finalize any and all assessed damages. Damages will be billed to your student account following your checkout. For checkouts at the end of the spring semester, these will be posted on or after June 1.

To appeal any damage charges, you need to provide a written statement describing why you should not be responsible for the damages. All appeals must be done in writing to your Community Director — this individual is the only person who can make decisions related to damage appeals.

All appeals must be received no later than one month (30 days) following notice being provided of the damage charges. You should receive a decision on your appeal within 20 days.

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