The Washington University Alumni Association is thrilled to welcome you back to the Danforth Campus to celebrate your reunion. We hope you enjoy a weekend of reconnecting and celebrating with classmates.

See below for additional information about reunion weekend. You can view the full Reunion Event Guide (PDF) and you will receive a copy when you check in at your first event.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or 800-867-2586.

Commencement ceremony

Commencement will take place on Francis Olympic Field, rain or shine!

The university-wide ceremony on Monday, May 13, will only be moved if the weather is sufficiently threatening to endanger safety. Should this happen, the 50th Reunion Class will not participate in Commencement but will view the ceremony live from Dains Dining. You will be notified by the Alumni Association via text if there are changes to reunion events due to weather.

In the event of rain, ponchos will be available to all graduates and guests. The Commencement ceremony may be shortened.

For more information about the Commencement ceremony, visit the Commencement website.

On-campus parking

Parking will be very limited throughout the weekend due to all the Commencement activities, so please plan accordingly. Parking will be available in the Danforth University Center, Millbrook, and East End garages all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

For Monday, May 13th you will be asked to provide your reunion parking pass or a state-issued accessibility placard or license plate before entering the Danforth University Center (DUC) Garage. You will receive your reunion parking pass in your confirmation materials. You can also ask for one at the registration tables at any signature event.

The accessible drop-off is available in the lot in front of Simon Hall. Accessible parking and drop-off can only be accessed via Forsyth Boulevard and Olympian Way.

Valet parking will be available for the Golden Bear Gala at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

For more information about campus parking, visit WashU Parking.

Wheelchair assistance or golf cart transportation

If you require wheelchair assistance or golf cart transportation over reunion weekend, please contact us in advance at or 314-935-7944.

During reunion weekend, please call the Reunion Headquarters at 314-935-4312.

Reunion Headquarter Hours:
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Monday: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Campus and Commencement policies

Tobacco-Free Policy: All university spaces are non-smoking.

Commencement Policies: Read about this year’s policies here.

Campus map

View the Danforth Campus map that highlights WashU Reunion at Commencement signature events.

Transportation by taxi

Need to get somewhere during Reunion at Commencement? Book a ride courtesy of the WashU Alumni Association through Laclede Cab.

To request a ride:
1. Have your pickup and drop-off location information ready.
2. Call Laclede Cab at 314-652-3456.
3. Tell them you are paying using a corporate account and provide the following information:
Organization’s account number: 7944
Organization’s name: Washington University Alumni Association

Contact us

If you have any questions before reunion weekend, please contact Alumni Reunions at or 800-867-2586.

If you have any questions during reunion weekend, please contact Reunion Headquarters at 314-935-4312.

Reunion Headquarter Hours:
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Monday: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.