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

Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities

The Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD) at Siteman Cancer Center focuses on strengthening capacity to reduce cancer disparities by working with community organizations, cancer survivors, clinicians, researchers and advocates to enhance education and awareness about cancer risk, prevention, community resources and care centers.  

Our regional impact

$2.8M

for community organizations and neighborhoods

$8.3M

for local students through WashU Pledge in FY23

344

local schools working with WashU’s Institute for School Partnership

$266M

spent on purchases from local businesses

$235M

in uncompensated medical care for St. Louisans

20,765

total WashU employees

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Community events

Upcoming events
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May

Loop Mural Festival

May 31, 2024, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Delmar Loop, St. Louis, Missouri 63112
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Jun

Loop Mural Festival

June 1, 2024, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Delmar Loop, St. Louis, Missouri 63112
02
Jun

Loop Mural Festival

June 2, 2024, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Delmar Loop, St. Louis, Missouri 63112

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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