Come to a place where you are treated as an individual, and as someone capable of far more than you ever thought before.
Join a community of individuals pursuing their intellectual passions and working together to discover solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. Ours is a collaborative, inclusive, engaged and vibrant campus community.
What to Do on Campus
On campus, you’ll feel the camaraderie of an engaged community. The Danforth Campus is the ideal size for walking and biking, and interacting with friends and scholars.
Walking to class or the library brings you together with classmates and faculty. Danforth Campus residential life situates student living next to our hub of classrooms and libraries.
In the Community
Though our campuses offer all the resources needed to form a self-contained community, we are closely connected to the larger St. Louis region. Students have myriad civic and community involvement opportunities off campus, and the university focuses many of its efforts on enhancing human life and health in the St. Louis community.
History and Traditions
Life on Washington University’s campus today has its roots in a rich history dating back to the founding of the university in 1853.
Happening Now on Campus
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