The Commencement ceremony is held at the heart of the Washington University in St. Louis campus: the Brookings Quadrangle. The Quadrangle is on the east side of campus just west of Forest Park and near the intersection of Skinker Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway.
Due the East End Transformation construction project, parking will be limited. Guests are strongly encouraged to take a hotel shuttle, taxi or rideshare service.
Hotel shuttles may drop off guests at McDonnell Hall (78).
Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers may drop off guests at Goldfarb Hall (50).
MetroLink light rail also is a convenient and reliable option. Exit MetroLink at the Skinker Station.
Parking on campus
Finding accessible parking
Accessible parking is available in the Danforth University Center Garage (DUC)(94). Please display your state parking tag.
Reserving a wheelchair
For guests needing wheelchairs, a limited number are available by reservation before April 30th. Wheelchairs are available for Thursday and Friday morning ceremonies only.
If you need further assistance you may contact Rosetta Saputo at 314-935-5669 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wheelchair stations will be located at the North and South elevators on the first floor of the Danforth University Center (DUC). Wheelchair stations will be open from 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on both days. Wheelchairs will be picked up and dropped off at the same location and must be returned by 5:00 p.m.
Giving yourself plenty of time
Commencement starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. Guests are encouraged to arrive by 7:45 a.m. to allow adequate travel time from campus parking areas to Brookings Quadrangle.
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.
Exit at the Skinker Station (located just east of the Brookings Hall parking lot).
Exit at the Central West End Station.
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.
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