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
Fine and Performing Arts
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.
Students, faculty and community members convene in many gathering places around campus. The Danforth University Center (DUC) is a popular place to eat and study.
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.
Technology is integrated into all aspects of the campus experience. You’ll find all the technology you need to enhance your life, pursue your career passions and excel in your endeavors.
We are constantly improving the campus experience through construction and renovation projects. Explore recent projects, including the transformation of the east end of the Danforth Campus, on our Campus Next website.
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.
Our leadership and faculty are an integral part of campus life, and the chancellor and the provost are familiar presences at university gatherings.
Happening Now on Campus
Get a taste of the WashU experience in real time. Watch live webcams of what’s happening right now on campus and join the conversation on social media.