2023 Great Forest Park Balloon Glow
Students and St. Louisans gather to celebrate the 2023 Great Forest Park Balloon Glow.
Working together for a more vibrant and equitable region

At WashU, “In St. Louis, For St. Louis” is an institution-wide commitment that draws upon our strength as an economic anchor, our role as a global talent magnet and the power of our mission of research, education and patient care to create real, lasting impact and opportunity in St. Louis and beyond.  

Our commitment

Contribute to a more vibrant and equitable region

WashU supports local neighborhoods, businesses and organizations that enhance St. Louis’s excellence.

Attract and retain exceptional talent in St. Louis

We are building a culture where faculty, staff and students are personally invested in the health and well-being of our region.

Enrich the quality of life in our region and beyond

WashU’s research, education and patient care improve quality of life throughout our region and can be scaled globally.

We are proud of our globally recognized research, and proud to be in St. Louis. WashU is committed to partnering in our community to help make it vibrant and equitable for all who call it home.

Featured Initiative

Prison Education Project

The Washington University Prison Education Project (PEP) offers a college education to incarcerated students at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center (MECC) in Pacific, Missouri, and the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (WERDCC) in Vandalia, Missouri.

Our regional impact


for community organizations and neighborhoods


for local students through WashU Pledge in FY23


local schools working with WashU’s Institute for School Partnership


spent on purchases from local businesses


in uncompensated medical care for St. Louisans


total WashU employees

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Community events

Upcoming events

WashU Farmers Market

July 18, 2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy Quad, UHSP Quad 1 Pharmacy Pl, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110

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Chancellor Andrew Martin throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the Cubs v. Cardinals game.

“It’s time to double down on our role and impact in St. Louis. As an institution founded with the very intent to provide increased educational access at the local level, we are Washington University because of St. Louis. We’re proud to be Washington University in St. Louis. And, I’m calling us to be Washington University for St. Louis.”

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin