Those who come to St. Louis to be associated with Washington University School of Medicine find apartments, houses, condos, lofts, and short-term housing that range in price from $700 to $2,200 per month, all in the immediate area. Apartment Referral Services, located on North Campus, maintains listings of housing appropriate for students, faculty and staff. For information, contact Apartment Referral Services at CB 1016, 700 Rosedale Ave., St. Louis, MO 63112, or by phone: 314-935-5092 or email. Visit both Quadrangle Housing and Parallel Properties for more information about Washington University-owned housing options.

Olin Residence Hall

The Spencer T. Olin Residence Hall, at 4550 Scott Ave. at the Washington University Medical Center, has accommodations for approximately 144 single men and women from all programs at the School of Medicine. The building was made possible by generous gifts from Spencer T. Olin, alumni, and friends of the School of Medicine. Olin Hall is planned for the convenience of students in the medical or paramedical sciences and includes shared cooking facilities, a gymnasium, weight room and state-of-the-art workout facility, laundry room and penthouse with a recreational area and large-screen television with satellite system. Every effort is made to provide an atmosphere that not only aids residents in meeting their study obligations, but also recognizes their privileges as graduate students. We are dedicated to making the Washington University experience one that students will remember both in and outside the classroom by hosting events that spark their interest with community events. Our professional on-site staff is dedicated to serving the needs of our students!

Phone: 314-362-3230 (normal business hours), 314-362-3100 (after hours)


Danforth Chapel: Non-denominational chapel available for student use.

Reber Library: Available for student use for studying and leisure reading. DVD and book rental is also available for resident use. The library includes over 400 DVDs and more than 500 books for free rental.

Student Lounge: Available to all students for leisure and/or studying. The lounge is equipped with comfortable furniture and a large-screen television with a state of the art satellite system. The multipurpose room is available for music practice and small student or class gatherings.

Penthouse: The private 11th floor Penthouse offers striking views of the city and serves as a recreational area for students. Complete with ping pong, shuffleboard, and pool tables, along with a large-screen television with satellite system, the Penthouse is a place to kick back and relax. The Penthouse is only available to Olin Residence students at this time.

Dining Facilities: Dining facilities are located throughout campus. The Shell Cafe is located just seconds from Olin Hall. The Shell Cafe serves hot breakfast and lunch as well as snacks and drinks. Food trucks are also occasionally available just outside Olin's front door. Full kitchens are located on every other floor of Olin Hall and include an oven, stove, microwave and ice maker.

Additional Amenities: Located on the ground floor is a large gymnasium perfect for a basketball or volleyball game with friends. Coin laundry is also available on site. The second floor has a state-of-the-art workout facility reserved for medical school students.


Room types available at Olin Hall are singles, large singles, and suites. Single rooms are 12-1/2′ x 10′ 4-1/2″, large singles are 15′ x 11′, and suites are two rooms consisting of one 10-1/2′ x 10-1/2′ and one 11′ x 10-1/2′.

Each room is provided with an extra-long twin bed, chest of drawers, built-in desk, desk chair, and study lamp. All rooms are air conditioned and have mini blinds for privacy. Students will be required to provide their own sheets (extra-long twin: 36″ x 80″), pillow, blanket, towels, rug, fan, alarm clock, and anything else that will make their room feel more like home.

Single and large single rooms consist of a wash basin and medicine cabinet with common bathroom facilities on each floor. Suites consist of a bedroom, study room big enough for a couch or futon, and a private bathroom with full-size tub shower, sink and toilet.

Every other floor within the dorm contains a fully equipped kitchen for use by students. Students may bring a refrigerator (four cubic feet or smaller), microwaves, and coffee pots for convenience in their rooms.

Network service is provided to the resident free of charge. Phone and cable are available at the student's expense.

Rates for 2017-2018

Summer Only (Mid May-July 31)

Small Single: $1,750
Large Single: $2,070
Suite: $2,440

Semester Only (August-December 31 or January-May 31)

Small Single: $2,754
Large Single: $3,294
Suite: $4,032

Academic Year (Mid August-Mid May, 9 Months)

Small Single: $5,346
Large Single: $6,417
Suite: $7,794

12 Months

Small Single: $6,876
Large Single: $8,280
Suite: $10,056