In and for – St. Louis is our home, and WashU is partnering with organizations across the region for the well-being of the city and its citizens

Washington University and St. Louis go back a long time, exactly 170 years since the founding of the university in 1853. Today, the institution and the region are working more closely than ever on transformative solutions to societal challenges and partnering for the growth of every person in our community. Read the full story at Washington University […]

School of Law tax clinic helps St. Louis woman keep her home

Students and faculty working in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Washington University in St. Louis’ School of Law were able to help a St. Louis woman reduce her tax debt and keep her house. Read the full story at the Record.

David Brooks Wants Us to Take Our Conversations Deeper

The crowd at Graham Chapel was waiting to hear about his new book, How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen. It was a book, he admitted, that would have been impossible to write ten years ago. Back then, when a flung baseball bat landed at his feet during a […]

WashU balloon goes over big

WashU balloon in Forest Park Balloon Race

For the first time, Washington University in St. Louis sponsored a hot air balloon in the 2023 Great Forest Park Balloon Race, an annual hot air balloon festival held in Forest Park.

Our guiding principles

Chancellor Martin greeting an undergraduate student

At Washington University in St. Louis, we’re proud of our global reach as an educational and research institution. But we are equally proud to be a leader in our hometown of St. Louis.

What it means to be “In St. Louis”

Runner statue with the old courthouse and Arch behind it

As WashU’s Chancellor, this will be one of my biggest priorities — to continue to fulfill our mission to improve lives through our excellent teaching, research, service, and patient care. This especially means being good neighbors as we exemplify the “in St. Louis” part of our name and our identity.