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4 College Junior

Facilities: The campus is very lively. There are usually campus activities and events happening every week; some of which have free food. The university center is a great place to hang out as well.

4 College Senior

Facilities: The facilities are great to accommodate you academics. For example there is a new four story library that is great for students plus its open 24 hours.

3 College Junior

Facilities: There is not much here, but there are local places with events in town.

3 College Junior

Facilities: This is not a stay on campus, it is a night classes.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: I will be attending an extension location for evening classes rather than the main campus. The extension location is in a nice building and easy to find and get to.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 271st
    Best Performance Venues
  • 341st
    Best Library
  • 693rd
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1048th
    Best Student Centers
  • 1286th
    Best Athletic Facilities

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jamie Pope
Saint Louis, MO
Poltical Science / English / German (minor)
Grad Year
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Most facilities on campus seem to cater to the students' needs, except on the aesthetic level. In comparison to the Emerson Library and other more recent constructions, the academic buildings could use a little TLC. The H. Sam Priest Center and Pearson House were originally built within the late 1800s and early 1900s, and were residential houses before they became academic centers. The classrooms can be cramped and small, depending on the room, especially in Pearson House. The University Center is in need of a new fitness center, as there is overcrowding and old equipment.

All of the classrooms could be updated, too, in terms of technology, especially with the classroom desktop computers that can be very slow and bothersome if a professor needs it for class. However, the buildings are structurally sound and provide what is necessary. The campus is quite clean and well-kept; the janitors and maintenance crew are always moving about the campus, keeping themselves busy. All in all, the facilities suffice students, but some of the buildings could certainly use some work.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
47 acres
Student Centers
University Center
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Emerson Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Cyber Café and Emerson Library
  • Marletto's Marketplace
  • University Center
Bar on Campus
There is no on-campus bar, but Weber's Front Row is less than a mile from campus, and many students hang out here.
Bowling on Campus
There is an intramural Webster bowling league that is quite popular, usually around February or the middle of the second semester. For this, students use an off-campus bowling alley, like Crestwood Bowl.
Coffeehouse on Campus
The Cyber Café in the Emerson Library has a café vibe going on, with the numerous chairs, computer stations, and various food and drink options. It is also a good place to meet for academic purposes or just for some face-to-face conversation.
Movie Theater on Campus
The Moore Auditorium provides a free year-long film series for those with a Webster student ID. It also has hosted various films during the St. Louis International Film Festival, also free to Webster students.
"Green" Initiatives
Various campus clubs are promoting a "greener" campus, not to mention the two clubs on campus devoted specifically to green initiatives. Some events are also held in an effort to promote greener living, like donating unwanted books or textbooks for others to use in Third World countries. There have also been free reusable water bottle handouts, hands-on activities, and some of the offices reusing the backs of paper.
School Slang
  • ARC: Academic Resource Center
  • Connections: The connections.webster.edu site. This is where students register for classes, look at their degree audit, check tuition bills, etc.
  • Crossroads: The dining options found on the upper lever of the University Center
  • Gorlok guides: Tour guides for the campus
  • MCISA: Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs
  • UC: University Center
  • WVA and WVA Clubhouse: Webster Village Apartments; the term also describes a small building beside the apartments that houses laundry facilities, a meeting area, and a pool.
  • Graduation at the MUNY: Graduating classes celebrate their graduation at the MUNY, a local outdoor theater.
  • Humans vs. Zombies: Webster has held this epic game of tag every year since 2009, and when it's held, it's the most popular game on the Webster campus!
  • New Student Orientation Weekend: Done the weekend before fall semester starts, Webster helps the new students adapt to campus with fun-filled activities, information sessions, and food.
Urban Legends
  • How the Gorlok became Webster's mascot
  • Nuns' ghosts in Loretto Hall
Favorite Things To Do
Students hang out at on- and off-campus restaurants for some lunch or dinner with friends, or choose to hang out in their dorms or apartments. By using some transportation, they can visit local hot spots, bars, clubs, sporting events, and movie theaters, among other local area attractions. Students also look for on-campus events for when there is some time to kill.
Student Organizations Web Site
Student Newspaper
The Journal
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Some clubs are very active on campus, and there are some that do not continue into the next year. LGBTQ Alliance, MCISA, the Commuter Council, and the SGA are only a few clubs and organizations that have a strong voice on campus. When starting your own club, the process is very easy. All that is asked for is a form to be filled out through SGA and to find a club adviser from the Webster faculty or staff.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
  • The Moore Auditorium at one time was a chapel for the Loretto Sisters that once ran "Webster College."
  • Webster holds an annual Delegates' Agenda with the Webster University President. The SGA tallies up the main concerns students have with the campus and present these concerns to the president in hopes for finding solutions.
  • Moore Auditorium also hosts various films from the St. Louis International Film Festival. More information about the film festival can be found at cinemastlouis.org.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 29 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 34 responses

  • 6% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 21% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 29% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 44% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 33 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 12% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 58% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 30% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.


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