Residential Life Room Decorating Contest! 

We want to highlight how you have truly transformed your residential living space into a home for you.

We by no means are looking for who can spend the most money or shop in the most trendiest of places. Your space is your space and we want to see how you #dec it out!! We are looking for creativity, originality, reality, and ultimately if you are willing to share with us, what makes your residential space a home for you. If it doesn’t feel like home, on campus there is a no – low cost option in SWAP’s Trading Post. It is a reuse and exchange store located on the South 40 where people can donate, take and borrow items at no cost during the spring and fall semesters. There, you could find clever items to add that special touch to your room. If you don’t like SWAP’s Trading Post, we encourage you think outside of the box. Put up original artwork, album covers, creatively reorganize your furniture, and more. 

The contest will run from 9/10/18 – 9/19/18. So you still have time to make your room the home you want it to be!! Residential Life will choose winners in six different categories:

  1. Overall Winner!!
  2. Best School Spirit Shown!!
  3. Best Room South 40: The South 40 is comprised of ten residential colleges.
  4. Best Room The Village: The Village is comprised of Lopata and Village House
  5. Best Room Apartments South: Apartments South Residential Community is comprised of Greenway Apartments, University Drive, Millbrook.
  6. Best Room Apartment North: Apartments North Residential Community is comprised of The Lofts, Rosedale Court, Kingsland Avenue and Washington Avenue.

The overall winner will receive a $500 Residential Life housing credit for the fall semester. The other winners will each receive a WashU prize package and have their rooms photographed for by a professional photographer to be featured on the Res Life website.

If you are interested, it’s easy to enter! All you have to do is take a picture of your room and post it on Instagram and include in the caption:

  •  @wustl_reslife
  • #decyourdigswashu.
  • Don’t forget to follow @wustl_reslife and tag us in your photo so it gets entered. You will get a DM confirming your submission.
  • Finally complete the quick Contest Participant Information Form under “Where to Post” tab. 

Now, it is important to remember that if any Res Life violations are visible in your submitted photo it will be immediately disqualified. If you need to brush up on those policies, you can find the policies on the housing website. By entering into this contest you agree to allow your entry pictures to be used by @wureslife’s social media channels (facebook, twitter and instagram).  This contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by or associated with, Instagram. If you are selected as a winner, you agree to allow a WashU photographer to take pictures of the winning rooms, and allow WashU to use those photos in the future.

Good luck and we look forward to checking out your entries!

Graphic Design credit to: Neema Samawi