Experiencing is believing.

We invite you to come walk our paths,
explore our buildings, and meet our people.

Come see us!

Ask questions, see the sights, take it all in. Only then can you begin to envision yourself here, a WashU student contributing to this diverse, collaborative, meaningful community.

Tell us what you want to know, and we will customize a visit just for you.
Schedule your visit online today.


Tours + Options
Maps + Directions
Nearby Lodging

Tours + Options

Each campus visit includes an information session and a campus tour led by a current student.

Customize your campus visit to suit your personal interests once you know the date of your visit. When you plan and schedule your visit online you can view tour and information session times for your chosen date.

Tours, which include the main campus and the residence houses, last up to 1.5 hours, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Campus Visit Programs

For those looking for specialized visit activities, we offer a variety of campus visit programs throughout the year. Check News & Events for upcoming special visit opportunities.

Information about Student Group Visits

Directions to Danforth Campus

When you arrive at Danforth Campus please check in with us:

Admissions Greeting Center
Washington University in St. Louis
Millstone Lounge
1st Floor, Danforth University Center
6475 Forsyth Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105

(GPS users can enter "6475 Forsyth Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63105".)

Visitor Parking

Parking on campus is extremely limited, so we encourage you to take a taxi, Uber, or use public transportation if possible (Note: Uber is not able to pick up at the St. Louis Lambert International Airport.). If you are driving to campus or renting a car during your visit, plan to arrive early to request a daily scratch-off parking pass from the Admissions Greeting Center. You may briefly park in the visitor drop off location (noted on the campus map) to request a parking pass, but someone must stay with the vehicle. Parking is most readily available early in the morning in the garage beneath the Danforth University Center. Admissions/Visitor parking is only available on level 1 (blue level). Please remember to scratch off the appropriate date of your visit on your pass and display. Access the Admissions Greeting Center by using the South elevator and Press “1”. Alternate visitor parking can be found on the roof of Snow Way garage and on level 4 of Millbrook garage. Snow Way and Millbrook are a 10-minute walk to the Admissions Greeting Center. You do not need a parking pass for a weekend visit.

Directions to the Danforth Campus From Lambert-St. Louis International Airport:

Via Metrolink Train
For $3.50, you can take the MetroLink light rail system from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to the Danforth Campus.

  • Board the train at either the Lambert Airport Main Station or the Lambert Airport East Station (trains leaving the airport travel in only one direction).
  • Exit the train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station.
  • Cross the platform and wait for the next westbound train going to Shrewsbury I-44.
  • Board that train and take it one stop to the Skinker Station.
  • This station is at the intersection of Skinker Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway.
  • Exit the train and take the steps or elevator up one flight, then take the underground bridge across the tracks.
  • Walk up the ramp, then take the steps or ramp to ground level. 

Via taxi:

  • A 24-hour taxi service is located directly across from baggage claim. Cab fare is $25-$30 each way.

Nearby Lodging

Hotels offering a wide selection of accommodations are located within 20 minutes of ca​mpus. When making reservations, mention you are visiting us to obtain any special rates available to Washington University guests.

All recommended hotels have restaurants and shopping within walking distance.

Knight Center on the Washington University Campus
Forest Park Parkway & Throop Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
(866) 933-9400
(314) 933-9400

Drury Inn & Suites Brentwood - St. Louis
8700 Eager Road
Brentwood, MO 63144
(800) 378-7946
(314) 968-3704

Hampton Inn and Suites Clayton/St. Louis-Galleria Area
216 N. Meramec Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 727-0700

Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Louis Galleria
8040 Clayton Road
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
(800) 225-5466
(314) 863-7700

100 Carondelet Plaza
Clayton, MO 63105
(800) 241-3333
(314) 863-6300

Sheraton Clayton
7730 Bonhomme
Clayton, MO 63105
(800) 325-3535
(314) 863-0400


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(800) 638-0700 or (314) 935-6000
Monday through Friday,
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Time

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