The December Recognition ceremony is held in the Athletic Complex. The Athletic Complex is located on the west side of campus and near the intersection of Big Bend Boulevard and Snow Way Drive.

Parking on campus

Parking is available in the Snow Way parking garage and the Danforth University Center (DUC) underground parking garage. 

Finding accessible parking

A drop off zone will be available on the surface lot east of the Athletic Complex. This lot will also be reserved for those needing accessible parking. Please display your state parking tag.

Reserving a wheelchair

For guests needing wheelchairs, a limited number are available by reservation before November 30, 2023.


MetroLink, the St. Louis light-rail system, is an alternative to driving and parking at the university. The Metro offers convenient access to both the Danforth and Medical campuses and allows guests to avoid traffic and parking congestion during the Commencement ceremonies.

More information regarding the St. Louis bus system may be found on the MetroLink website or the WashU Parking & Transportation Services page.

Nearby hotels & restaurants

There are many places for parents, family and friends to stay during the Washington University in St. Louis Commencement ceremonies. Visit our Nearby Lodging page for more information