The Graduate School recognizes that each of our graduate students brings a diverse and varied background to our community. For that reason, we work to ensure that your Graduate experience is both personally and academically rewarding by developing events, resources and services to support your diverse needs. We hope this page will assist, as you gather information, resources, support, and establish a network of connections.



Off-Campus Living

For most graduate students, where you'll live is one of the most important concerns. Quadrangle is here to help you find the right neighborhood, and the right home, for you. Need a kitty door? A nursery? Maybe you want a vibrant night life, or a quiet street. There are many choices, and experts to help you get to know our properties and neighborhoods.

Quadrangle Website

Events + Activities

Weekly our 20+ University-wide Graduate Student Groups are offering Events + Activities open to the Graduate and Professional communities at WashU. Visit our WUGO calendar to get involved today!

family resources

Child Day Care Subsidy

Sponsored by Washington University in St. Louis, the purpose of the Child Day Care Subsidy is to help financially stressed graduate student families meet the costs of child day care tuition at licensed facilities while they pursue PhD degrees.


Health Insurance for Dependents 

Spouses, partners, and families of graduate students interested in using campus resources available to students are encouraged to call individual offices for more specific information about access to a particular service or activity. Optional dependent health insurance can be purchased by graduate students on the Danforth campus. The health insurance provides an extensive network of pediatricians that can be accessed by graduate students on the Danforth campus without a referral.
95% of students receive a housing stipend
Affordable Living

Our graduate students rave about St. Louis: it’s affordable, from housing to entertainment and culture. The Zoo, Missouri History Museum and St. Louis Art Museum all boast free admission, and our cost of living is consistently one of the lowest nationally. That means an excellent quality of life even on a budget.

St. Louis Arch

Get to Know St. Louis

City Museum

Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects.

Visit City Museum

Fabulous Fox

The Fabulous Fox Theatre first opened in 1929 as a movie palace. The theatre was reopened in 1982, and today it is one of the most exquisite venues in the country to enjoy live touring Broadway shows, concerts, and comedians. The Fabulous Fox strives to provide St. Louis audiences with the best of everything and something for everyone.

Visit Fox Theater

The Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch symbolizes Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a United States that expanded from Atlantic to Pacific.

Visit The Arch

The Muny

The St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre is an amphitheatre located in St. Louis, Missouri. The theatre seats 11,000 people with approximately 1,500 free seats in the last nine rows that are available on a first come, first served basis.

Visit The Muny

Peabody Opera House

Peabody Opera House is a historic, 3100 seat theater in the heart of downtown St. Louis. Originally opened in 1934, the Peabody Opera House stage has welcomed some of entertainment’s greatest performers, including Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones.

Visit Peabody

St. Louis Art Museum

The Saint Louis Art Museum collects, presents, interprets, and conserves works of art of the highest quality across time and cultures; educates, inspires discovery, and elevates the human spirit; and preserves a legacy of artistic achievement for the people of St. Louis and the world.

Visit SLAM



The GradCareers website provides comprehensive information on exploring your career options, developing professional skills to succeed in your career, and prepare for the job search.


Liberman Graduate Center

The Liberman Graduate Center houses all university-wide graduate student groups & provides a dedicated space for graduate and professional students. We hope you take advantage of our offerings immersing yourself in the Graduate School community. 

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