chalk festival on delmar

Summer in St. Louis

Our City of Neighborhoods

St. Louis’ many distinct neighborhoods mirror the city’s cosmopolitan diversity.  Food, music, and all the attributes of diverse cultures are intact in the city’s tightly knit communities. Jazz and blues—the city’s musical roots—can be heard every night in the Soulard neighborhood.  Wonderful Asian restaurants, historic Tower Grove Park, and the world-renowned Missouri Botanical Garden give a special flavor to the South Grand neighborhood. Some of the finest Italian restaurants in the nation are tucked in a neighborhood called “The Hill.”  In midtown, the Grand Arts Center and Entertainment District is home to the Symphony, the palatial Fox Theatre, Dance St. Louis, the Black Repertory Company, and many others. The most visible symbol of St. Louis is its noted Gateway Arch.  Designed by the late architect Eero Saarinen and completed in 1965, the Arch symbolizes St. Louis’ role as Gateway to the West.

Campus Events

Students doing yoga outside on the basketball court

Moonlit Yoga

Join classmates for guided outdoor yoga and meditation under the moon and stars on the South 40 Swamp. We host several sessions throughout summer so you can relax, unwind, and find your inner yogi. Mats, water, and post-yoga snacks will be provided

people sitting on lawn watching stage performance of Shakespeare in the park

Shakespeare in the Park

Where for art thou students of summer? They are heading to Forest Park to enjoy Shakespeare in the Park - a live modern-day set featuring classic tales from the Bard. Pull up some grass with the WashU community to bask in the masterpiece that is Shakespeare.

students participating in summer water battle

Stormin' on the Swamp

Summer is hot - and we have a great way for you to cool down. Beat the summer heat during our university-wide water games in the South 40 Swamp. Expect to get soaked during this competitive and fun water experience.

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.

two student blowing bubbles at Milbrook Pool

Sundae Swim

Bid farewell to WashU with your friends during this final summer event on campus at the Millbrook Pool. We'll have ice cream, other tasty treats, games, and more for you to wrap up your summer.

student holding and kissing inflatable flamingo

Find the Flamingo

The WashU summer mascot, Floyd Pink, wanders about campus each summer offering special treats to those who find him. Where will he be hiding? Tune in to our social media for weekly riddles and puzzles about his location.

student lining up pool stick in eight ball game

Popcorn in the Fun Room

The DUC Fun Room is poppin' on Wednesdays. Enjoy a mid-week treat while playing a game of Foosball, pool, or relaxing in the media lounge.

graphic image of iced tea pitcher

Tuesday Iced Tea @ 3

Come in for free, flavor-infused iced tea and treats from 3 - 5 p.m. every Tuesday in the DUC.

Where do you want to go?

  • Forest Park

    Visit the zoo, science center, art museum and more

  • The Botanical Gardens

    The nation's oldest botanical garden and historic landmark

  • City Museum

    A 600,000 square foot playground, funhouse, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects

  • Busch Stadium

    See a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game

  • The Gateway Arch

    Visit St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch

  • The Delmar Loop

    Visit one of the top 10 streets in the United States, with shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and more

  • The Muny

    See a play at America's oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre

  • Six Flags

    Missouri's biggest, most popular family attraction featuring dozens of thrill rides, shows, and activities