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

student throwing frisbee

Our campuses are easy to visit and, once you arrive, you’ll find a welcoming, open community that is an integral part of the St. Louis region.

Experience Campus

bicycling on campusOn 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 sitting around fire pitStudents, faculty and community members convene in many gathering places around campus. The Danforth University Center (DUC) is a popular place to eat and study.

students sitting on grass by Olin libraryWalking 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.

student using laptopTechnology 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.

Brookings Hall, 1922

Happening Now on Campus

Get a taste of the WashU experience in real time by joining the conversation on social media.