Living on the South 40 for my first two years at Washington University was pretty nice.
The South 40, which consists of 10 residential colleges and 23 residential halls, is the residential area in Washington University for underclassmen.
When our administration released news on the parking changes for undergraduates last semester, the Washington University bubble got a lot more claustrophobic. Sophomores lost their rights to parking entirely and juniors will be parking on the South 40.
Before coming to Washington University, I couldn’t tell you how many times an adult came up to me and said, “College will be great; you’re just going to love it.” It was nice to have those words of encouragement, but after a while I started to feel like I was being burdened with a cliche of late-adolescent life. The “college is the best, therefore you must be happy or else” mantra has become so entirely prevalent in teenage culture. If you asked Wash. U. students what their take was on their first year, I think many would tell you that being at this place is incredible. But, as you may have seen on Yik Yak, Wash U Confessions or in the New York Times, there is an element of adversity that we all have to go through.
For most Washington University freshmen, the transition to college begins this week through Bear Beginnings, but for the 40 freshmen playing football, the process begins before the majority of students even arrive on campus.
Starting next academic year, all Washington University undergraduates—including incoming freshmen—will be able to live in gender-inclusive housing through Residential Life.
After a failed petition by four freshmen last year to live together in a mixed-gender suite on the South 40, administrators have approved policy changes that will allow for such petitions moving forward.
Students found themselves showering in the dark and trapped in the elevator when a power outage struck campus Monday morning.
You may think you’re going to be living with your soon-to-be bestie, but how much do you really know about the person you’re planning to room with next year?
Congratulations to all the new members of College Council. Here is a little bit more about your new College Council presidents: MEENAKSHI BHATIA Residential College: JKL; Bhatia lives on Shanedling 4 Hometown: West Chicago, Ill. Anticipated Major(s)/Major(s): electrical engineering on the pre-medical track Why did you run for president?
Last November, Student Life reported on the elimination of the January Program, largely due to organizational concerns about increasing class sizes, according to University administrators. With two over-enrolled classes already on campus (2014 and 2016), it is clear that the University is already experiencing significant growing pains.