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COVID-19: On-Campus Service Availability

Academic AdvisING

  • Brown School Academic Advisors are available for individual appointments and to help you navigate any issues that arise. 
  • Meetings will be held virtually via Zoom or conference call.
  • Contact your advisor directly via email for questions and/or an advising appointment.

Bear Bites/Alternative Food Support

  • Bear Bites will be available this Spring, but will have limited hours and will be by appointment only. More information about Bear Bites access will be sent to students via email and is available in the weekly student newsletter: Student Happenings.
  • If you have immediate concerns about your level of food security, please contact Miriam Joelson at for support.

Laptops on Loan

  • Laptops are available for check out on campus. If you have an issue with technology needs for summer courses, reach out to Lori Siege at
  • If you have additional technology funding needs, please contact Dominique Sandheinrich, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at 

Career Services

  • Trainings, information sessions and appointments will be held via Zoom. Look for emails from the Career Services staff for specific times/links, etc.

Disability Resources (DR)

Financial Aid

  • Dominique Sandheinrich,  Assistant Director of Financial Services, is available to meet with students virtually via Zoom or Conference Call.
  • Please contact her at

Habif Health & Wellness Center

We encourage you to visit to stay current on Habif's hours and services. After-hours, students can call 314-935-6666 and follow the prompts to connect with the Nurse Advice Line.  

Pharmacy: Quadrangle Pharmacy information can be found on their website.

Mental Health: Habif Health and Wellness is now scheduling Zoom appointments with students that meet their criteria and have completed the telehealth consent form. For emergency mental health consultations and check-ins, call 314-935-6695 (business hours) or 314-935-6666 (after-hours support). Visit the Counseling Center Referral Service website to search for community providers; check to be sure they accept your insurance.

You can follow and connect with Habif digitally in the following ways:

Instagram: @washu_habif
Twitter: @WashU_Habif
Facebook: @WashUHabif
Facebook WashU Recovery Group

Brown School Library

  • Library staff remain available for individual Zoom appointments.
  • Curbside Pickup is available for print materials Brown School Library offer a large digital collection available online including Articles, Books, Databases , and Videos
  • The Brown School Library has created two resource collections specific to COVID-19:
    • COVID-19 Information Resources is a collection of vetted, evidence-based information resources curated by Public Health Librarians as well as search guidance people can use on their own.
    • Digital Resources includes academic publications that are freely available to students and instructors during this crisis. Also included is St. Louis public library information, which may be of interest during this time. Our public libraries offer a lot of online movies, TV shows, books and magazines of all ages.

Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center (RSVP)

  • They will continue to serve graduate and professional students who remain in the St. Louis area.
  • Remote appointments can be made via email at or by calling 314-935-3445.
  • Visit the RSVP website for more information.


Sumers Recreation Center

The Sumers Recreation Center is currently open to students only. Check the Sumers Reopening page for details on modified operations. The facility is open for set time blocks followed by a 30-minute closure during which all high-touch surfaces are cleaned with a disinfectant fogger.

Writing Center

There are multiple writing and public-speaking resources available to Brown School students.  The Brown Communication Lab and The Writing Center (which offers a Brown School-dedicated schedule) offer one-on-one or group appointments for papers, presentations, and application materials of any kind.  Papers and presentations can be brought in at any stage of the writing or development process.  Please note that Brown School students may use any of these services for Brown School coursework.  Choose the service that suits your schedule and/or preference.

Make your virtual Communication Lab appointment or Writing Center appointment as needed.

English Language Proficiency:  Amy Roither ( provides English language assistance in reading, written assignments, and/or exam taking. Both the Brown Communication Lab and The Writing Center also offer support for students whose native language is not English.  


  • The Safe Project is offering virtual Zoom meetings three times a week for those in recovery from addiction. Learn more here on their website or Facebook page.