Driving: Visitor Parking and Directions

Washington University is a short 20 minute (or less) ride away via car, cab or shuttle. Please consult the comprehensive Washington University guide to parking and transportation here for information on visitor parking and transportation options. For specific parking directions, please visit the WUSTL events management page here

Public Transportation

Visitors also have the option of getting to Washington University or around the city by riding the St. Louis Metro trains or buses. There is a convenient and reliable train line connecting passengers directly from Lambert St. Louis International Airport (or St. Louis Union Station) to the Danforth campus.

Find out more about the St. Louis Metro Transit and view their schedules, go here

Additional Resources

Sheraton Hotel Shuttle

If you are an attendee staying at the Sheraton Hotel (please see our Accommodations page for more information), you may take advantage of their complimentary roundtrip shuttle service to Lambert International Airport and within the Clayton, MO area from 6:30 am – 10:30 pm.

Cab Companies

Laclede Cab Company – (314) 652-3456
St. Louis County Cab – (314)-993-TAXI (8294)
ABC & Checker Cab – (314) 725-2111

On Campus: Mallinckrodt Center and the Danforth University Center

The Mallinckrodt Center contains a number of resources you may find convenient during your stay, including a Bank of America ATM and branch (first floor, entrance outside), a bookstore which sells parking passes and maps (first floor), a Kinko’s (first floor), and a Subway restaurant (first floor). From Mallinckrodt Center, it is a short walk to the symposium and many other central campus locations.
The Danforth University Center, located next to the Mallinckrodt Center, is the student center on campus. It contains a food court, Ibby’s restaurant, and a cafe. It is also the site of the conference (Room: DUC 276). A parking garage is located beneath the center. Information on parking in the garage can be found here. 


Danforth Campus Map         

Danforth Campus Accessibility Maps by Building

Note: On both maps, #27 is the Danforth University Center and #93 is Ridgley Hall, the main office location for the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures (319 Ridgley Hall)