Depending on the program, you will spend approximately 16-20 hours a week in class. The remaining time is free to organize around studying for classes, writing papers, doing laundry, attending seminars, socializing, etc.
All HSSE students live in an air-conditioned first-year residence hall. Four students will share a suite comprised of two double rooms and a bathroom. Each room contains the following: two extra-long twin beds, two dressers, two desks, two desk chairs, two bookshelves, two closets, and mini-blinds. Each floor has a small study room and a lounge with a kitchenette (sink, refrigerator, and microwave). The 1st floor has a computer lab, laundry facilities and ice machine, classrooms and study areas, and a lobby area with TV.
There is a nightly curfew, which the staff will strictly enforce. You must sign in by 11:00 pm on weeknights, and midnight on weekends. Once signed in, you cannot leave the building until the next morning. We also enforce an on-the-floor curfew.
Dining on Campus
Washington University offers a variety of dining options at the Danforth University Center (or DUC). You will receive meal points on a campus room card to spend on meals at the DUC which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition to the DUC, there is also an Einstein Brother's Bagels and Subway on campus.
The Athletic Complex (AC) offers a variety of recreational sports facilities for students. The AC includes various courts (racquetball, handball, basketball), gym, pool, and weight room (resistance machines, dumbbells, plate-loaded weights) free of charge. There is a nominal one-time fee for use of the Cardio Room. There are also outdoor basketball and tennis courts, and other athletic fields available for student use. Please note that the Athletic Complex is closed for two weeks during late July/early August for annual maintenance and upgrades. Institute students will not have access to the Athletic Complex.
There is a Fitness Center located on the South 40. In order to work out in this facility, parents will need to complete a signed waiver and fax or email it to the center before the students arrival. Hand delivered forms by students will not be accepted. There is also an additional charge of $30 payable to the center upon arrival. The South 40 Fitness Center is open to any student over the age of 16.
Living in the residence hall will be our program staff, current Washington University students who will provide academic advice and information, plan social activities, and ensure the rules and regulations of the program are followed. We also have an adult Residential Supervisor living in the building who will oversee the residential aspects of the program. Meet our 2013 program staff!
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