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.

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Tours + Options
Maps + Directions
Nearby Lodging

Tours + Options

Each campus visit includes an information session and a campus tour.

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.

Main campus tours last up to 1.5 hours, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Special Programming for Admitted Students

If you are a senior and have applied to WashU, please note that there will be special programming and visit dates for admitted students during April. Admitted students will receive more information about the dates and programs available along with their offer of admission. We encourage you to schedule admitted student visits after that information is available.

August 5-31, 2019

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.

Information Sessions​Monday - Friday
​10:30 a.m.
1:45 p.m.
​Saturday​9:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Campus Tours​Monday - Friday
​11:15 a.m.
2:30 p.m.
​Saturday10:00 a.m.
​11:15 a.m.
Closed​Saturday, August 17
Saturday, August 24
Saturday, August 31
September 1 - October 4, 2019

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.

Information Sessions​Monday - Friday
​10:30 a.m.
1:45 p.m.
​Saturday​10:30 a.m.
Campus Tours​Monday - Friday
​11:15 a.m.
2:30 p.m.
​Saturday​11:15 a.m.
ClosedMonday, September 2
Tuesday, October 1
Wednesday, October 2
Thursday, October 3
Friday, October 4
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:

Gary M. Sumers Welcome Center
Washington University in St. Louis
1 Wrighton Way
St. Louis, MO 63105

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.

Visitor Parking

If you are driving to campus, you will park in the East End Parking Garage that is located directly under the Gary M. Sumers Welcome Center on 1 Wrighton Way. Please park in visitor parking on Level 1 (P1). You will need to pull a parking ticket at the garage and hold on to the ticket. Once you check in at the welcome center we will give you a validation ticket. You will need both the original ticket and validation ticket to avoid a fee when you exit the parking garage.

Please Note: There will be no cost to park in any visitor space on campus after 5:00 p.m. or on weekends; however, visitors will still be required to pull a ticket.

For more information, visit parking.wustl.edu/parking/visitor.

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

The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis
212 N. Kingshighway Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 633-3000

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

Moonrise Hotel
6177 Delmar in the Loop
St. Louis, MO 63112
(314) 721-1111

Ritz-Carlton
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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