Getting Here

Driving: Visitor Parking and Directions

Please consult the comprehensive Washington University guide to parking and transportation here for information on visitor parking and transportation options. Please note that at this time, visitor parking on campus is extremely limited.

Public Transportation

Visitors 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 Metrolink (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 guests (please see our Hotel page for more information) may take advantage of the 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 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 (first floor) with a FedEx station that can make photocopies for you, 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 (known as the “DUC”), 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 Thursday evening reception (Goldberg Formal Lounge on the second floor).  The Women’s Building Formal Lounge, where the conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, is located across from the DUC on the other side of Olin library (see maps).