What if I need to access student services on campus? Will those remain open?
At this time, many University resources remain available to students, either virtually or in person. Please check with individual offices for the most up-to-date information.

WashU Crisis Response Fund for Students

The WashU Crisis Response Fund for Students is designed to provide financial resources for Washington University students who, as a result of unexpected additional costs or loss of income, need emergency financial support to pay for essential needs, such as housing, food, and medicine, between May 1, 2020 and May 15, 2020.  Students who applied for the previous Crisis Response Fund for Students are invited to apply for resources again, whether or not they received funding, but a new application is required.

The WashU Crisis Response Fund for Students will endeavor to address essential needs that Student Financial Services, School-based funds, and other additional support funds are unable to address. The following list includes some examples of categories that could be considered an essential need for a student and that may fall within the parameters for funding:

  • Unexpected expenses for Non-University owned housing, including unexpected rent and utilities (undergraduate students in University housing should contact reslife@wustl.edu; graduate/professional students in Quadrangle housing should contact quadrangle@wustl.edu)
  • Groceries (students with University meal plans should contact diningservices@wustl.edu)
  • Medicine
  • Unreimbursed co-pays for physical or mental health services

Please visit https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/washu-studentcovidfund for complete details on the WashU Crisis Response Fund for Students. If you wish to submit a request for a stipend, please carefully review the instructions on the form to ensure we can properly prioritize and respond to requests.  The deadline to submit a request for a stipend is Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 5:00pm Central Time. While we will make every effort to offer some emergency funding for stipend requests that meet the criteria laid out above, we know that it will not be possible for us to grant every request.  Some students will need to rely upon non-university resources to meet their needs.  If you have questions about the Fund, please email studentcovidfund@wustl.edu.

Danforth University Center

  • As of March 14, the DUC has adjusted its regular operating hours to 7:00am—8:00pm

Dining Services

Dining Services is offering carryout orders only at this time. All seating areas are closed as a preventive measure. Visit the Dining Services website for details and updates.

Disability Resources (DR)

Habif Health & Wellness Center

  • Students in St. Louis can continue to access Habif for medical and mental health appointments. Please visit their website or call 314-935-6666.
  • Students who are not in St. Louis may/may not be able to do teleconferencing with their Habif counselor—this is based on HIPPA compliant technology and state laws. Please contact Habif for more information.
  • If you have a fever and a cough, please call 314-935-6666 first before going to Habif so that they can triage your specific situation.
  • After-Hours counseling remains an option through Provident. Call 314-935-6666 and follow the prompts.


All Danforth Campus libraries are closed to the public through at least April 6; please visit library.wustl.edu/about/covid-19 for updates and resources from WashU Libraries.

Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library

  • Students cannot access the Art & Architecture Library in person at this time.
  • Our book drops are closed. Please hold on to your books. We will be suspending fines and extending loan return dates through the end of the spring semester.
  • There will soon be information on how you can ship print materials back on our WashU Libraries’ COVID-19 page. You can also reach out to Jenny Akins, jakins@wustl.edu.

Library Remote Resources

Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center (RSVP)

The RSVP Center will continue to serve graduate and professional students who remain in the St. Louis area.

Appointments can be made via email at rsvpcenter@wustl.edu or by calling 314-935-3445.

Please let them know if you have a fever or cough before going to the Center.

Sumers Recreation Center & South 40 Fitness Center

The Sumers Recreation Center and South 40 Fitness Center are closed until further notice as a temporary protective measure during the ongoing COVID-19 threat.

Writing Center

The University Writing Center is switching all appointments to online video appointments.

More information can be found here:  https://writingcenter.wustl.edu/writing/schedule-an-appointment/writing-center-operating-online-only-spring-2020/