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Summer Events & Activities

The Washington University campus is alive with concerts, activities, and parties all summer long. The campus hosts many free events during the summer, including jazz and classical music, yoga, pool parties, and weekly socials. Additionally, there are many free concerts, musical performances, and festivals in the city of St. Louis. Most of the nearby museums and institutions are also free and accessible through the Metro or by walking. 

Monthly Moonlit Yoga

Join classmates for guided outdoor yoga and meditation. Mats, water, and post-yoga snacks will be provided

Shakespeare in the Park

Summer Programs & Conference Services will be leading a group from the Clocktower to Forest Park. RSVP to reserve a seat and a sandwich!

Storm the Dorms

Beat the summer heat at a university-wide water balloon fight on the South 40 Swamp.

Summer Solstice Stargazing

Celebrate the longest day and shortest night of the year. Dine family-style overlooking the quad before visiting the Crow Observatory to gaze upon the stars and planets in our galaxy.

Sundae Swim

Dip in the pool or into your ice cream by enjoying this end of summer event. Bring your friends and we'll provide fun and refreshments!

Don't forget to RSVP online for our featured events!
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Ongoing Campus Events

Find the Flamingo

Meet up with the summer staff to 'chill out' with free popsicles, ice cream, snow cones, or other special treats. Location will be announced via social media!

Popcorn at the Fun Room

Stop by the Fun Room in the Danforth University Center for a mid-week treat. Watch TV, play some pool or foosball, and enjoy free popcorn.

Iced Tuesday Tea at Three

Come in for free, flavor-infused iced tea and treats from 3-5pm every Tuesday in the Danforth Univesity Center.

Jazz at Holmes

Throughout the month of July, enjoy free live performances by noted local and regional jazz artists. Food will be available for purchase at Trattoria Verde and DeliciOSO.

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Summer in St. Louis

Summer is one of the best times to experience St. Louis!  Washington University is within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and Forest Park. Enjoy concerts by the renowned St. Louis Symphony Orchestra or catch a Cardinals game downtown. 

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