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

  • First-Year Move-In: August 14, 2020 – August 17, 2020
    Drury Hotels has special rates available for Washington University families during First-Year Move-In. Stay with Drury Hotels for discounted rates from Friday, August 14, 2020 through Monday, August 17, 2020.
    To reserve a hotel room within this rate via links below.
  • Returning Student Move-In: August 20, 2020 – August 23, 2020
    Drury Hotels has special rates available for Washington University families during Returning Student Move-In. Stay with Drury Hotels for discounted rates from Thursday, August 20, 2020 through Sunday, August 23, 2020.
    To reserve a hotel room within this rate via links below.
  • Parent & Family Weekend: October 22, 2020 – October 26, 2020
    Drury Hotels has special rates available for Washington University families during Parent & Family Weekend. Stay with Drury Hotels for discounted rates from Thursday, October 22, 2020 through Monday, October 26, 2020.
    To reserve a hotel room within this rate via links below.