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 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 Friday, May 20, 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. The decision for implementing the Severe Weather Plan will be made by 7 a.m. on Friday, May 20. Major local radio and TV stations will carry the information as will the Washington University website at

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

On-campus parking

Parking will be very limited on Friday, May 20, due to all the Commencement activities, so please plan accordingly. The Danforth University Center (DUC) Garage is reserved for accessible parking or by permit only. You must have a state-issued placard or license plate. If you do not have an accessible tag, 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.

Parking will be available in Millbrook and East End garages all day Friday and Saturday. For more information about campus parking, visit WashU Parking.

Valet parking will be available for the following on-campus events: Golden Bear Welcome Back Reception, Chancellor’s Brunch, and Golden Bear Class Party.

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 314-935-4225.

Reunion Headquarter Hours:
Thursday: 2:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Campus policies

COVID-19 Policy: As of March 14, 2022, masking is optional for all Danforth Campus spaces. The university will continue to monitor conditions and reinstate mitigation measures as necessary. As always, we’re making policy decisions in close consultation with our own medical experts at the School of Medicine. For the university’s ongoing COVID-19 response and frequently asked questions, visit the WashU Together website.

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

Water Bottle Policy: The university no longer sells bottled water or offers bottled water at events. Guests are encouraged to use the drinking fountains and reusable water containers.

Reunion Village: on-campus accommodations

You must have registered in advance to stay in Reunion Village. Rooms will be located in Koenig House at the corner of Shepley and Wallace Drive on the South 40.

Check-In: Upon arrival, check in at the Summer Programs and Conference Services Office on the first floor of Umrath House, 6618 Shepley Drive, to receive your room access card. Check-in is available from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. If you are checking in or need access to the building outside of the hours listed, please contact Campus Police at 314-935-5555.

Check-out: Each day, check-out is 11 a.m. You are free to leave without a formal check-out. If you require a late check-out (any time after 11 a.m.), please contact Reunion Headquarters at 314-935-4225 to arrange luggage storage.

Questions or Housing Difficulties: If you experience any difficulties with your room, contact the Summer Programs & Conferences Service Office at 314-935-5015 from 9 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and noon to midnight on weekends. Please contact Campus Police after hours at 314-935-5555.

Contact us

If you have any questions before reunion weekend, please contact the Alumni Association at or 314-935-7944.

If you have any questions during reunion weekend, please contact Reunion Headquarters at 314-935-4225.

Reunion Headquarter Hours:
Thursday: 2:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.