Special Events

The Danforth Campus at Washington University is available to the university community as well as to external groups for personal or business functions.

Students & Student Groups

Event Management works with university recognized student groups to book events in premiere spaces, standard spaces, outdoor spaces and pooled classrooms on the Danforth Campus when the activity or program is planned primarily for a Washington University in St. Louis audience and fosters academic, cultural, and/or social experiences. To reserve a space on campus use our online system, Reserve-A-Space.

Faculty & Staff

Event Management works with faculty and staff to book events in several spaces on the Danforth Campus when the activity or program is planned primarily for a WUSTL audience and fosters academic, cultural, and/or social experiences. To reserve a space on campus use our online system, Reserve-A-Space.

Sponsoring a non-university group on the Washington University Danforth campus offers an opportunity for your department or office to support community initiatives or organizations.  Below are guidelines to consider prior to committing to sponsoring an outside organization.

  • All fees are billed directly to the sponsoring department through the on-line University billing system.
  • Rental fees apply to all non-university groups at the listed rate. Departmental sponsorship offers the opportunity of a 50% fee reduction.
  • The sponsoring office supplies support to the non-university group when Event Management deems appropriate or necessary. This includes, but is not limited to on-site staffing.
  • Event Management will coordinate with all vendors and provide appropriate event coverage as needed.

Non University Events

The Danforth Campus at Washington University invites off campus guests to utilize our facilities throughout the year.  The Danforth University Center is available year around to host your meetings and events.

Other Premier Spaces such as Holmes Lounge or the Women’s Building Formal Lounge can be reserved during academic year scheduled breaks.  If you are interested in holding your wedding ceremony in Graham Chapel please complete the wedding application.

If you are interested in finding the best place for your event or activity, please complete the nonuniversity event form. You will be contacted by a member of the Event Management team in order to identify the best space for your event.

Spaces in the Danforth University Center are available year around to host your meetings and events. Other Premier Spaces such as Holmes Lounge, Umrath Lounge or the Women’s Building Formal Lounge can be reserved during winter or summer breaks. If you need assistance, a member of the Event Management team can help you identify the ideal space for your event.