Checking in at Danforth Campus
When you arrive at the Danforth Campus, please check in with us at the Sumers Welcome Center.
Gary M. Sumers Welcome Center
Washington University in St. Louis
1 Wrighton Way
St. Louis, MO 63105
The Sumers Welcome Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. We are closed on Sunday.
Please Note: There are two buildings on our campus with the Sumers name on opposite ends of the campus. The Welcome Center is located on the east end of campus at 1 Wrighton Way, St. Louis, MO 63105; you can use this address for your GPS. The Sumers Recreation Center is located on the west end of campus, and while they would love to see you, your visit activities will begin in the Welcome Center.
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If you are driving or renting a car, you will park in the East End Parking Garage that is located directly under the Gary M. Sumers Welcome Center on 1 Wrighton Way. Follow the instructions to ensure your car is parked correctly.
At the entrance, pull a ticket and hold on to your ticket.
Park on P1 (Level 1), which is reserved for Admissions/Visitors.
From the garage, use the elevator to go to the first floor to check in at the Admissions Greeting Center located in the Sumers Welcome Center to pick up a validation ticket.
When you exit, you will need to insert your entrance ticket and then your validation ticket.
Alternate visitor parking can be found at the Danforth University Center (DUC) underground garage on Level 1 (Blue Level), on the roof of the Snow Way garage, and on Level 4 of the Millbrook garage. All three of these garages are a 10-15 walk to Sumers Welcome Center. No matter where you park, don’t forget to check in at the welcome center and pick up a validation ticket. You will need both the original parking ticket and validation ticket to avoid a fee when you exit the garage.
Please Note: There will be no cost to park in any yellow or visitor space in the East End, DUC, Snow Way, or Millbrook garages after 5:00 p.m. or on weekends; however, visitors will still be required to pull a ticket.
For more information, visit the Parking website.
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.
A 24-hour taxi service is located directly across from baggage claim. Cab fare is $25-$30 each way.
Taxi / ride-share drop-off / pick-up location
You can arrange to be dropped off at the south entrance to Sumers Welcome Center at 1 Wrighton Way, St. Louis, MO 63105; you can use this address for your GPS.