Danforth Scholars Program 20th Anniversary

September 10-12, 2021

Event Schedule

Friday, September 10

Opening Reception
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Come connect, mix and mingle with other alumni!

Saturday, September 11

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Catch a light breakfast before the day’s events begin.

Danforth Then and Now
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Learn about past accomplishments, current endeavors and future goals of the program.

Student Panel
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Hear what’s on the minds of our current scholars..

Alumni Panel
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Alumni share how they’re leaving their legacies.

Group Photo
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Smile for the camera! We’ll be taking a group shot as well as class photos.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy delicious fare while connecting with old friends and meeting new scholars.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Alums share their wisdom with the next generation.

Campus Tour
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
See the old and the new! This is an optional tour led by current students.

Anniversary Gala
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The pinnacle event of the weekend. Celebrate the Danforth legacy, our past and future.

Sunday, September 12

Sunday Farewell and Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. 
Grab a bite and say farewell before heading home.

Hotel Information

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Moonrise Hotel and Cheshire Inn.

The rate at the Moonrise is $189 per night for a room with a king-sized bed. There are four ways to book:

  • Click this link.
  • Call the hotel directly at (314)721-1111 and ask for in-house reservations for the WashU Danforth 20th Anniversary group rate.
  • Go to moonrisehotel.com and fill in the appropriate reservation information on the left side of the opening screen. In the box labeled “Group Code” fill in booking code SCHOLARS20.
  • E-mail the hotel’s reservations department at reservations@moonrisehotel.com.

The rate at the Cheshire Inn is $145 per night for a deluxe king or deluxe queen room. To make reservations, call the Cheshire at (314)647-7300 and mention the Danforth Scholars room block.

Other hotels in the area include:
Ritz-Carlton in Clayton | (314)863-6300 | rates vary
Chase Park Plaza in the Central West End | (314)6330-3000 | rates vary
Knight Center on WashU campus | (314)933-9400 | $139 per night for a room with a double bed


More information coming soon!

Contact Info

Kirsten Smith
Assistant Director, Office of Scholar Programs
(314) 935-3359