We are proud of our beloved campus traditions which include annual events and many longstanding resources. These customs and habits create a strong connection to the physical campus for all who spend time here.
New students participate in a wide-ranging series of social and cultural events during the first forty days of classes.
Student Life Newspaper
Student Life is one of the oldest collegiate newspapers in the country, founded in 1878. Read it online or in print for campus news, sports reporting, events, opinions and more.
Offered in the spring each year, this popular concert and festival features plenty of refreshments and music by a nationally recognized band.
Students from all majors select, produce, and perform a play on Beaumont Pavilion, the outdoor theatre on Brookings Quadrangle
Each spring, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts hosts a creative “formal” dance.
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.
This student production celebrates African-American history and culture, and educates our community.
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.
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.
Be part of the exuberant display of ResCollege spirit and stay for formal presentations by university leadership to new students and their families.