2014 Honors Institute: Amenities

Elevators are centrally located in each residence hall lobby.

Fitness Center: Located in the South 40 House directly above the dining area, the fitness center is open Monday through Friday late afternoon/early evening. Check your Washington University information guide for hours. Guests may purchase a membership for the duration of the event for $30 or a daily pass for $10 payable by cash. Learn more>>

Housekeeping / Trash Removal
Daily housekeeping service will not be provided within guest apartments during Honors Institute. There is no trash pick-up from within apartments or hallways during the term of stay. Trash from guest apartment trash cans must be deposited into the dumpsters in the parking lot adjacent to the apartment buildings, not the lobby trash cans. Please separate recyclables.

Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access is available in each guest apartment. If an attendee wishes to connect to the Internet through a wired port, attendees must register their devices using a group password that will be available at check in. Participants will be responsible for their own cables.

A linen package will be provided consisting of two bed sheets, one pillow, one pillowcase, one blanket, two bath towels, two washcloths and soaps per participant. There will be a linen exchanged on Wednesday, June 18 from 7:00 am - 11:00 am at Ursa's Fireside. Charges will be assessed for linens that are not returned at the conclusion of the event. Charges for missing linens are $18.00 per blanket, $10.00 per bed sheet, $3.00 per pillowcase, $5.00 per pillow, $5.00 per bath towel and $3.00 per washcloth.

Residence Halls
All dorms are air-conditioned, furnished and equipped with ample lighting. Each dorm room is equipped with an extra long bed, one chair, one dresser and small bookcase/nightstand. Each bathroom has a vanity, shower stall and toilet. Each dorm building is equipped with a laundry room, common area includes kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and sink.

Vending Machines
Snack and soda machines are located in each building.

Not Provided:

  • Alarm Clock (wake up calls unfortunately cannot be accommodated)
  • TV
  • Coaxial Cable
  • Computer
  • Desk Lamps
  • Hangers
  • Personal Items
  • Toiletries

Here are a few things you may want to bring:

  • Alarm clock
  • Reading light
  • Extra linens
  • An extra pillow
  • Shower shoes
  • Shower caddy
  • Radio/iPod/iPad (with chargers)
  • Coffee Pot, Cups, Coffee and Condiments
  • Plastic hangers
  • Travel iron
  • Blow dryer
  • Ear plugs
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable walking shoes!

Weather: The weather is, of course, unpredictable, so you need to be prepared for rain; but mostly it will be sunny and warm. The average high daily temperature for St. Louis in June is 87 degrees F, and the average low daily temperature is 69 degrees F. All buildings we are using on campus are air-conditioned, and it can sometimes be chilly indoors.

Dress: Casual attire is appropriate for lectures and R & R Day, but no cut-off jeans, short shorts or athletic shorts or tops should be worn. T-shirts with offensive language are not appropriate wear for the Institute.