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Wash U Students: Welcome to St. Louis!

For new and returning students at Washington University, let us at Patch be the first to welcome you to campus. Here's a helpful guide to prepare you for the upcoming semester.

Welcome back to Washington University in St. Louis, returning students!

And for the freshmen WUSTL Bears, and new students at the Washington University School of Medicine and Washington University School of Law, let us at Patch be the first to welcome you to campus. Patch is your source for local news, events, photos and information, whether you're looking for the or trying to figure out .

And because we know you'll need them (and WashU students ), be sure to bookmark the Washington University map and directory.

Places to Eat Around Campus

Everyone loves a good dining hall meal, but the area around —specifically in the neighboring communities of University City, Clayton, Maplewood, Richmond Heights and Brentwood—has some great options when students are ready to venture off campus. Check out our list of some of the to try. You can find more St. Louis restaurants to visit by checking out Patch's Places directory.

Bus Schedules and Bus Routes Near Campus

WashU students can use a variety of online tools to identify MetroBus schedules and bus routes, and to find MetroLink stops near the Danforth Campus and medicine school. More information about is available on Patch.

Where to Shop for Groceries, School Supplies and More

A variety of shops—including , and —are located near WashU. Visit Patch's list of to familiarize yourself with all of the nearby shopping destinations.

St. Louis Hotels Near Washington University

Coming to St. Louis for some WUSTL Bears athletics or other events? There is plenty of lodging near campus. Check out Patch's list of for your lodging needs.

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