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.

Beginning January 26, all three garages on the Danforth Campus will be equipped with new gate-arm technology. Visitors without a parking permit, can park in any garage: simply pull a ticket at the entrance, park in designated visitor spaces, and pay at a nearby kiosk.

Also on January 26, daily visitor permits will no longer be valid. If you have purchased daily permits after July 1, 2017, they can be exchanged for validations by departments at no additional cost. This offer ends February 28. To make this exchange, visit the Parking and Transportation office at North Campus.

Eliot Society members can use their “occasional use” permits to access all garages and park in designated visitor spaces.

For exact requirements at each garage, visit the Parking & Transportation website.

Upcoming Presentations

  • March 29, 2018 • 6 PM – 7 PM
  • Graham Chapel

Faith leaders and social justice advocates Reverend Traci Blackmon and Rabbi Susan Talve will discuss how to work toward advancing equal participation in a more just community. Blackmon and Talve have spent their lives working to improve the communities they serve, and both are active in the Black Lives Matter Movement.

  • April 11, 2018 • 5 PM – 6 PM
  • Wilson Hall #214

“[Approximately] 78.4 million people in the United States are living with a diagnosable mental illness,” says noted psychologist Rachel Pruchno, “more than those with cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined.” Unfortunately, many if not most sufferers are not getting the treatment they need, and she knows first hand the tragic consequences of inaction, detailed in […]


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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.