New Postdocs

Welcome to St. Louis

The Gateway to the West is home to arts, music, culture, and green spaces as well as a growing innovation hub. Additional housing resources OISS page on housing and Med student housing page, also includes an informal guide.

The university provides free Metro passes and many attractions are free. Visit the WashU About St. Louis page to learn more.

Policies & Benefits

    • Review the Washington University Postdoc Policy and applicable school-specific policies
    • You must sign up for benefits within 31 days of your start date!
    • The Office of the Ombuds is a confidential resource that provides confidential, impartial, informal, and independent conflict resolution and problem-solving assistance to all university staff, postdocs and graduate students to learn more and schedule an appointment.

    • Get your Metropass
    • Wellness


On the third Tuesday of every month, plan to attend in your first month. Your department administrator should register you with Human Resources to attend. You will learn about the university and meet representatives from WUPS & OPA.