Assemble. Listen. Learn.

The Assembly Series, Washington University’s signature lecture series, enjoys a long and rich tradition. When the speaker series was established in 1953, its programs were held Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in Graham Chapel, and no classes were scheduled so the entire campus community could assemble.

Assembly Series programs are always free and open to the public, although some programs may have limited seating. Please check this site for new information or changes in the schedule, and subscribe to receive announcements.

After 5 PM, visitors may park in any garages or zones identified as “Yellow Permit” for free.

Due to the East End Transformation project, drivers without parking permits are advised to check the university’s Parking & Transportation Services website for visitor parking information.


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Live Stream of Mitt Romney’s Presentation

By WashU on February 27, 2017

Due to an expected capacity crowd for Governor Romney’s presentation today, please note that you can watch a live stream of the program from your computer or digital device.

Each Groundhog Day reminds us…

By WashU on February 2, 2017

February 2 is Groundhog Day, which reminds us at Washington University of the extraordinary alumnus who brought us one of the greatest American films: Harold Ramis.

Upcoming Events

  • October 25, 2017 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Wilson Hall, 214

Thomas Hall Lecture in the History of Science

  • October 30, 2017 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 310

Norman Ornstein is an American Enterprise Institute scholar and keen observer of the American political system. In his last two books, co-authored with Thomas Mann, Ornstein takes us on a historical journey to identify the roots of decline in the quality of Congressional governance, illustrates how the “politics of extremism” was born and how its […]

  • November 8, 2017 • 5 PM – 6 PM
  • Umrath Hall Lounge

The Greatest Outrage of the Century: White Violence and Black Protest in America” will revisit the 1917 East St. Louis Race Riot and Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s campaign for racial justice.  Highlighting the racial and sexual politics of the riot, the historian Crystal Feimster explores the role of black women in the long struggle against white […]