Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (formerly known as the BLOCs) are themed based communities that intentionally place students into a community where living, learning, and leading is dynamic and constant. The Living Learning Community is experienced through programs and activities planned by RAs, Faculty, and particularly, residents on these floors. This experience is Residential Life’s opportunity to continue to provide intentional support and programming more tailored to you and your interest.

Sophomore students participating in this process will be placed in modern, 4-person single suites. Juniors and Seniors participating in this process housing placement will vary among our Residential Life managed housing options.

Eligibility for Living Learning Communities: students participating in the Living Learning Community process must be continuing students who currently live within residential life.

Living Learning Communities that Residential Life will have available for the 2019-2020 Academic year are:

  • Hamsini
  • Women in STEM
  • Design Your Own

Special Note: By participating in this process, you are committing to living in a Living Learning Community if accepted and assigned. If you choose to deny your acceptance, you will be placed administratively by our department and not eligible to participate in Round 1 or Round 2 of Housing Selection. 

Living Learning Community Applications


LLC Applications Open: January 14, 2019

LLC Applications Close:  February 1, 2019

LLC Information Sessions

Fraternity Housing

Residential Life and the University owns and operates nine University facilities that fraternities have been granted the privilege of occupying located near the Athletic Complex and the Village Green on the Danforth Campus. Of the two additional fraternities that make up the group of 11 Washington University IFC fraternity chapters, one occupies an off-campus non-University owned house, and the other will be moving into an available University house in Fall 2019.

For more information about the Greek Housing go here.

Students interested in participating in the Fraternity Housing process must complete the general application. You will indicate your interest in Fraternity Housing on the application.

Fraternity Housing Timeline

Official Application Deadline TBA


  • Friday, February 1, 2019
    Housing Application and Group Formation Opens
  • Friday, February 8, 2019
    Housing Application Closes

Gender Inclusive Housing

Gender Inclusive Housing (Gender Queer/Gender Nonconforming) refers to individual rooms or suites where the gender of the roommates is not taken into consideration when the room is assigned through the assignment process. While this is intended to support students who identify as LGBTQIA, this is available to all students who feel they would be more comfortable in a gender inclusive room/suite or feel they could provide a safe and inclusive space for another student regardless of gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, or any other factor.

All gender identities can be present on the floors and within the buildings. A Co-Ed assignment would only house students of one gender identity within the suite or bedroom whereas the Gender Inclusive assignment can accommodate any gender identity.

Our assignment team wants students to feel safe as well as comfortable so we have found it helpful to offer residents the ability to choose the gender identity of the person they would like to live with.  To that end, instead of assigning you to students who may or may not identify in the same way that you do, we give you the opportunity to tell us the gender identity of the roommate(s) you would like to live with. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request; however, roommates may or may not hold the same gender identity as you.

Homesteading Update

Homesteading will not be available in the Housing Selection 2019-2020 process.