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 ars@wustl.edu, Campus Box 1016, 700 Rosedale Ave., St. Louis, MO 63112 or (314) 935-5092. 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 your Washington University experience one that you will remember both in and outside the classroom by hosting events that spark your interest with community events. Our professional on-site staff is dedicated to serving your needs!

Phone: 314-362-3230 (normal business hours), 314-362-3100 (after hours)
Email: olinresidence@wusm.wustl.edu


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 DVD’s 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 multi-purpose 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 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 work out 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′ by 10-1/2′.

Each room is provided with an X-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. You will be required to provide your own sheets (extra- long twin 36″ x 80″), pillow, blanket, towels, rug, fan, alarm clock, and anything else that will make your 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 (4-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.


Parking for a limited number of cars, at a monthly or yearly fee, is available at the Clayton-Taylor garage located just east of the Olin Residence Hall. For more information, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 314-362-3100 or wusmfacilities@wusm.wustl.edu.

Rates for 2016-2017

School Year: August-Mid May (Nine months)

Current Resident
Single Room: $5,193
Large Single: $6,228
Solo Suite: $7,569

12 month contract
Single Room: $6,672
($556 per month)
Large Single: $8,040
($670 per month)
Solo Suite: $9,768
($814 per month)