University Services

The FLTC Cafe in the Ferrel Learning and Teaching Center is one of several dining options on campus.

In addition to family care programs, Washington University in St. Louis makes a variety of fitness, transportation and other services available to School of Medicine employees through on-campus programs and third-party partnerships.

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Books and Gifts
Flower and Gift Shops

Shops are located in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and The Center for Advanced Medicine and are open to the public for gifts, snacks, flowers and miscellaneous items.


The Bernard Becker Medical Library at 660 South Euclid houses a vast collection of books, journals, rare books and archival materials and subscribes to thousands of online resources. On the Danforth Campus, the John M. Olin Library is the central library of the Washington University Library System and houses general-interest materials, as well as collections in the humanities, social sciences, and engineering.

Medical Bookstore

Located on the first floor of the McDonnell Pediatric Research Building, the Medical Bookstore stocks medical texts and references, items of clothing (both with and without Washington University School of Medicine insignia), trade books, greeting cards, snacks and sundries.



Cafeterias are located in Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and in the McDonnell Science building. Queeny Tower Restaurant (17th floor Queeny Tower) offers table service and a birds-eye view of Forest Park. There is also a small café on the first floor of the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, and on the first floor of the McDonnell Pediatric Research Building (next to the bookstore). Menus for select dining locations on the School of Medicine Campus are available on the WUSM Cafe Bon Appetit and Farmstead websites.


Health & Fitness Discounts

Many fitness clubs in the St. Louis community offer reduced rates or other specials to Washington University faculty and staff. Information about discounts at fitness centers and other health-related services is available on the Healthy Living and university human resources websites.

Housing Program

To help permanently stabilize several neighborhoods near the School of Medicine and Danforth campuses, Washington University offers forgivable loans to qualified employees purchasing a home in an eligible neighborhood. Qualifying employees must be between 50% - 100% (FTE), and additional requirements apply. For more information visit the Employer Assisted Housing Program (EAHP) website.

Staff Discounts

Many university employees qualify for supplier discounts, preferred banking services and other special pricing. Information about staff discounts and pricing is available at the Purchasing Services website.


Health & Fitness
Athletic Complex (Forsyth and Big Bend)

Located on the Danforth campus at the original site of the 1904 Olympics, this is a modern sports complex with an indoor swimming pool, racquetball courts, basketball courts, weight room, fitness center, and indoor and outdoor tracks. You must be a full-time Washington University faculty or staff member and present a valid School of Medicine identification to access the facilities for free, and access to the fitness center requires an extra membership fee. Part-time Washington University faculty and staff must purchase a membership to the facility. Please visit the Athletics website for hours of operation, the weekly facility schedule and fees.

Employee Fitness Program

Group exercises classes are held Monday through Thursday from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Irene Walter Johnson Rehabilitation Center. Different classes are available each day. For more information visit the Noon-Time Aerobics Classes webpage.

Tennis and Racquetball Courts

Outdoor tennis and racquetball courts are located at Hudlin Park, south of Barnes Hospital over the underground parking garage. Courts are open to the public on a first come, first served basis.


ID Cards

All university faculty, staff, postdoctoral appointees and clinical fellows and trainees are issued an ID card. Typically, a card may be issued once an Employee ID number has been assigned and the employee’s HRMS record is complete. ID cards are required to access secured areas and buildings before and after hours, as well as athletic facilities and campus and public transportation systems with a valid Metro Universal Pass. ID card can also be used to obtain library materials and as a cashless meal ticket at select campus dining facilities.

Lost or stolen ID cards should be reported immediately to Protective Services. As university property, your ID card must also be turned in to your supervisor when your employment or training ends.


Protective Services

As the law enforcement unit on campus, Protective Services advocates personal safety at work. In addition to providing around-the-clock security coverage on campus, services include on-campus security escorts, car battery jump-starts, lock and key service, and incident report copies for insurance claims related to a crime or car accident on university property.


Carpools, Vanpools, Bicycles and WeCar

For information about car-sharing options as well as bike rack and shower locations, please visit the Transportation Services website. For information about bicycle security visit the Protective Services website.


School of Medicine employees may choose from several parking lots and parking garages on campus. Parking fees vary depending on the location. For more information regarding lots, fees, types of permits and methods of payment, please visit the Transportation Services website.

Shuttle Bus

The on-campus shuttle service provides free transportation throughout the Medical School campus. More information, including a map of shuttle routes, is available from Transportation Services.

Universal Metro Pass (U-Pass)

The U-Pass program provides free Metro passes to benefits-eligible faculty, staff and full-time employees. More information is available via Transportation Services.


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Visit the Healthy Living website for wellness events and resources.

Tobacco Free Campus

For your health, the campus of Washington University School of Medicine has been tobacco free since April 2007.READ THE TOBACCO FREE POLICY »