Scholar Program Events


In early October, the Office of Scholar Programs hosts a Convocation for students in all three scholarship programs. We invite administrators, faculty and campus partners to share their wisdom and resources.

First-Year Dinner

On the first day of classes each fall, all three of the scholarship programs invite their first-year scholars to a dinner to meet and begin to form relationships with one another.

Finalist Activities

Finalists for the Danforth, Ervin, and Rodriguez Scholars Programs are invited to participate in a series of events and activities to get to know the scholar program communities better and learn more about Washington University in St. Louis. Finalists will also take part in an interview with members of the selection committee.

The Table

Twice a year, scholars have the opportunity to meet with an esteemed member of the WashU faculty in an informal, personal setting.

Alumni in Residence

Embodying the spirit of “once a scholar, always a scholar”, alumni doing remarkable things in their professional lives come back to campus to share their journey and experiences with current scholars.


Held at the end of the spring semester, this event brings together all three scholar programs to celebrate the school year.


As part of first-year orientation, the Danforth, Ervin and Rodriguez scholars each head off to their own off-campus retreats.  This allows the students to bond as a cohort, as well as meet upperclassmen and be welcomed into the community.