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.

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

  • September 28, 2017 • 6 PM – 7 PM
  • Hillman Hall, Clark-Fox Forum

For the second program on climate change, sociologist and author of “Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence,” Christian Parenti, will explore the subject from an economic and geopolitical perspective, showing how climate crises destabilize regions and their political structures.

  • October 3, 2017 • 5:30 PM – 7 PM
  • Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 310

In David Morris’ influential book, “The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” the former infantry officer turned journalist embedded with U.S. military forces during the Iraqi War recounts his struggle to understand and recover from the debilitating mental injury known as PTSD.

  • October 11, 2017 • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 310

There’s a word floating around these days to describe the American college student: “snowflake.”