We are proud of our beloved campus traditions, many of which take place on an annual basis. These customs and habits create a strong connection to the physical campus for all who spend time here.

Viewing: Traditions

All-Student Theatre

Students from all majors select, produce, and perform a play on Beaumont Pavilion, the outdoor theatre on Brookings Quadrangle

Art Prom

Each spring, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts hosts a creative “formal” dance.

Assembly Series

The Assembly Series, Washington University’s signature lecture series, enjoys a long and rich tradition.

Bear CLAW Series

The Bear CLAW Series is a great way to connect with other students as soon as you come to WashU.

Black Anthology

This student production celebrates African-American history and culture, and educates our community.

Carnaval

Put on by the Association of Latin American Students, this performance showcases a variety of dances from salsa, to hip hop, to a mariachi band performance.

Cheap Lunch

Sponsored by EnCouncil, Cheap Lunch is held every Wednesday throughout the academic year. For a small price, you get pizza and all-you-can-eat snacks.

Convocation

Be part of the exuberant display of ResCollege spirit and stay for formal presentations by university leadership to new students and their families.