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Graduate Student Life at Olin

At Olin, you’ll find an invigorating and supportive community of classmates to learn with and from.

You also have access to the rich culture and vast resources of the larger university, including more than 200 on-campus student organizations:
  • Music and performing arts groups
  • Community action groups
  • Student government organizations

Washington University Arts and Entertainment

Our campus offers a wide range of entertainment for your excitement, enlightenment, and relaxation.

Attend the Washington University Assembly Series, featuring renowned authors, activists, and scientists in the arts, education, journalism, politics, religion, and world affairs, to enjoy lectures followed by Q & A discussions.

Edison Theatre, located in the Mallinckrodt Center, presents works intended to “challenge, educate, and inspire.” Home to the professional series OVATIONS! and Ovations! for Young People, it showcases national and international touring artists and companies.

View exhibitions of more than 3,000 artifacts that include 19th and 20th century American and European works or attend lectures, special events, and programs throughout the year at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

Washington University also boasts several NCAA Division III championships, including women’s basketball (2010) and volleyball (2009) and men’s basketball (2009) and tennis (2008). Visit to see when you can catch the Bears in action.

For weekly updates on campus news, sports and other events, see Student Life and the Record, Washington University's campus newspaper.

Living in St. Louis

With more than 2.7 million residents, this small big city boasts vast resources, opportunities, and activities. Ranked #2 in lowest cost of living among the nation’s 20 largest metropolitan areas, St. Louis is not only fun—but also affordable. It’s also headquarters to 18 Fortune 1000 companies, nine of which are Fortune 500 companies, making St. Louis a great place to network and build business connections. And start on the path toward a successful career. Find out more about living in St. Louis and read more in our Get to Know St. Louis (PDF).