Where your dollars support scholars!

Bear Necessities is a non-profit WUSTL apparel and gift shop sponsored by the Women’s Society of Washington University. All proceeds from Bear Necessities sustain the full-tuition scholarship we grant each year and the wide array of community service, leadership, and fine arts programs we support on campus.

Visit our Store

We’re located in Umrath House on the South 40
Our store hours during the academic year are:
Monday – Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday – Noon to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday – Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Shop online at bearnecessities.wustl.edu,
email us at BearNecessities@wustl.edu,
or give our friendly staff a call at 314-935-5071.


Come visit us in Umrath House on the South 40. You will enjoy a wide selection of WUSTL logo clothing, gifts, dorm supplies, diploma frames, and much more.


Order your student gifts, balloons, gift cards, or one of our ever-popular, freshly-baked birthday cakes.