Campus access during the debate

Important reminders for the October 2 Vice Presidential Debate

  • On Thursday, October 2, there will be no classes held AFTER 3:00 p.m. so that traffic on the Danforth Campus is limited to those activities surrounding the Debate. In some rare cases, exceptions will be made. Students who have classes on Thursdays after 3:00 p.m. should consult with their individual faculty members about their class schedule on October 2. Classes will be held in Seigle Hall on October 2.

  • On Wednesday, October 1 and Thursday, October 2, access to the Danforth Campus will be limited to Washington University faculty, staff, and students. All individuals on the Danforth Campus on October 1 and October 2 MUST have in their possession a valid Washington University identification card.

  • The week of the Vice Presidential Debate, there will be significant parking restrictions on the Danforth Campus, so all faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to use alternative transportation the week of September 29. Specific information about lot closures can be found here.

Visitors who plan to be on campus Oct. 1 or 2 and who do not have a valid Washington University ID should contact Wendy Oloteo at (314) 935-5555 or to make arrangements.

Please check the Traffic & Parking page for information about road and parking lot closures.

Access to fitness facilities and the Athletic Complex

The Athletic Complex will be closed at 11:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008 and will not reopen for use until 6:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2008. (The Rec Gym may not be available until Oct. 8.) Please note that Oct. 6 is tentative based on the removal of all construction from the debate hall.

During this time, those with photo I.D. and a McWilliams Fitness Center membership can use the South 40 Fitness Center, located on the second floor of the Wohl Center. Without both a photo ID and proof of McWilliams membership, there will be a $5 per use fee. Bally Total Fitness at 7393 Forsyth will also allow use of their facilities with a WUSTL I.D. Bally will require a signed waiver available at check-in.