Olin Residence Hall

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Olin Residence Hall, located adjacent to the Washington University
School of Medicine, provides complete residential services. The Residence Hall was made possible by generous gifts from Mr. Spencer T. Olin, alumni, and friends of the School of Medicine.

Olin Hall provides housing for approximately 200 men and women, which includes medical and graduate students in the School of Medicine, and those enrolled in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Program in Audiology and Communication Science, Genetic Epidemiology, and the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences.

Olin Hall is planned for the convenience of medical and paramedical science students, and every effort is made to provide an atmosphere which not only aids in meeting study obligations, but also in recognizing privileges as graduate students.

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The Reber Library on the main floor is used for study and leisure reading. Over 400 books and DVDs are available to residents free of charge.

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The newly updated Student Lounge on the main floor is 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 room is also available for music practice and small student or class gatherings.

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The 11th floor Penthouse offers striking views of the city and serves as a recreational area for students. It is complete with ping pong, shuffleboard and pool tables, along with a large screen television with satellite system.

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On the ground floor is a large gymnasium, weight room and a laundry room with coin-operated washers and dryers. A student lounge with a fully equipped kitchen and large screen television is also located on the ground floor. The second floor SHAC has a state of the art workout facility reserved for medical school students and is open 24 hours a day with card access.

Dining facilities are located throughout the medical school campus. No meal plans are provided for students at Olin Hall.


Room types at Olin Hall are Singles, Large singles and Solo Suites.

Each room is provided with an X-long twin bed, chest, built-in desk, desk chair and study lamp. All rooms are air-conditioned and have mini blinds for privacy.  A pillow, bed and bath linens, and alarm clock will be provided for interviewing students/guests.  All permanent residents will be required to provide your own sheets (X-long twin 36″ X 80″), pillow, blanket, towels, rug, fan or 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 and private bath.

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Every other floor within the dorm contains a fully equipped kitchen and a ice machine on the 11th flr so that students may plan for meals at home. Students may bring a refrigerator (4-cubic feet or smaller), microwaves and coffee maker. Hot plates are not allowed.


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

If you would like further information about Olin Residence Hall, please contact the Leasing Adviser at 314-362-3230 or olinresidence@wusm.wustl.edu.

Hotel Guest Rooms

A limited number of hotel stay rooms are available for short term stays. Hotel guest rooms can be rented daily, weekly or monthly with a maximum stay of 3 months. Rooms include bed and bath linens and housekeeping twice weekly.

2017-2018 guest rates

Daily Guest Rates

Single Room: $56.00 per night
Large Single: $62.00 per night
Suite: $84.00 per night

Weekly Guest Rates

Single Room: $281.00 1st week/ $42.00 each additional Night
Large Single: $324.00 1st week/ $46.00 each additional Night
Suite: $385.00 1st week/ $55.00 each additional Night

Monthly Guest Rates

Single room: $750 1st month, $188.00 each additional week
Large single: $865.00 1st month, $216.00 each additional week
Solo Suite: $1,026.00 1st month, $257.00 each additional week

Reserving a hotel stay room 



Parking for a limited number of cars, at a monthly or yearly fee, is available on ground lots and parking garages behind and east of the residence hall, within walking distance of the medical school campus.

For more information, please contact the Facilities Integrated Service Center at 314-362-3100 or wusmfacilities@wusm.wustl.edu.


 What our residents are saying

“When deciding whether or not to live in Olin Residence Hall, keep in mind that you will be living in a dorm. This means living in a single with no common room plus shared kitchens and bathrooms. If anything I just described absolutely horrifies you, you will not be happy living here. However, I love living in Olin. Yes, it’s convenient; I can roll out of bed and get to class in 10 minutes. It’s also cheap. But the real reason I love living here is the people. Most of my closest friends are people I have met or hung out with in Olin, either in the Penthouse (playing ping pong, foosball, or having a dumpling-making extravaganza), in the lounge (watching “Kill Bill” and “Lord of the Rings”), in the gym (playing volleyball or indoor ultimate Frisbee) or in Reber Library (listening to classmates give impromptu piano performances). My advice is to be honest about what you can and can’t compromise on in terms of living situation and make your decision from there. Good luck!”

-Daphne Xiao, M2

“Olin is pretty much your typical dorm, but the main thing it offers is convenience. First off, Olin is connected by indoor hallways to all of your classrooms, study areas, and the hospital, shortening your commute down to minutes. Olin also features a 24 hour well equipped gym, giving you no excuse not to work out. The Olin penthouse is very socially convenient and has everything from ping-pong to foosball and pool. Olin is also the center of many first-year social gatherings, including post exam parties, holiday parties, and pizza parties. Since Olin is a dorm, you won’t have to deal with pesky things like monthly bills or buying that much additional furniture.”

-James Ko, M1