Washington University in St. Louis’ campuses are located near the cultural center of St. Louis, surrounded by and adjacent to museums, performance venues, vibrant entertainment and dining districts, one of the nation’s largest civic parks, and beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods rich in history and diversity. The campuses are well-served by the region’s light rail and bus service, and have easy access to major interstate highways.


Maps, Directions, and Parking

Some navigation systems may also recognize St. Louis as the city, but this is the official name of the city that WashU sits in. Be sure that you are navigating to Shepley Drive from Big Bend Boulevard; there is no entrance at Wydown Blvd. or Wallace Drive even though your GPS may direct you to those streets.


Dining & Entertainment


Local Accommodations & Hotels

  • Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center
    Located on campus, the Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center offers convenient accommodations.  Please note, they often book quickly for special events.
  • Explore St. Louis Website
    The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission provides visitors with a wide selection of accommodations based on price, location, and type of lodging. If looking for hotels near Washington University please select the Midtown/Clayton search option when using the search function of the website.

Hotel Group Discounted Rates

A note about COVID-19: On Wednesday, May 27th, Chancellor Andrew Martin released information about the start of the Fall semester. In this communication, Chancellor Martin also detailed a timeline for making additional decisions regarding programs such as Bear Beginnings. You can view this communication on the Messages from the University webpage. We anticipate that the picture may become a little clearer in the weeks ahead, and we will update our students and their families as new information becomes available.