Starting graduate school is no small feat! Here you will find resources related to rotations, taxes, health care, and beyond. We want your first year off to get off the right foot.

Research Rotation Resource Page (R3P)

R3P is an online database with contact information for students who have either rotated in or joined labs on Washington University’s campuses. R3P was established to give incoming students an objective source of student experiences in research labs by connecting incoming grad students with those who have volunteered to share their experiences. 


Alright, straight-from-undergrad grad student, we’ve got your back on the basics we wish they taught in school.

Student Health

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine offers a comprehensive medical plan for all full-time graduate students. This plan is based around Student Health Services.

Living in St. Louis

St. Louis is just as busy and fun as any other large city. But we have a park with a free zoo, art and science museum, hot air balloon festival, and a Mardi Gras that is second only to New Orleans. There are lots of things to check out in this city; here’s a selection of our faves.

SACademic Guide

The SACademic Guide is a student-written, student-produced guide designed to help you get involved in the St. Louis community. Got questions? A lot of them are answered in the guide.

Student Groups

The students here at WashU are dedicated and motivated. Over the years they have formed a number of groups designed for both work and play.

Tax Information

Yes, even as grad students we must pay taxes. Luckily, you’ve got a SAC member who (oddly) loves taxes and is happy to share their knowledge.

International Student Taxes

International students have slightly different tax requirements. Here you’ll find some of what we’ve learned over the years.