Due to additional security measures that will be in place for the Oct. 9 presidential debate, access to Washington University’s Danforth Campus will be restricted as follows:


  • On Saturday, Oct. 8, any individual on the Danforth Campus may be asked to show ID (university or government-issued).
  • On Sunday, Oct. 9, the Danforth Campus will be accessible only to Washington University students, faculty and staff with a valid university ID, or credentialed media/vendors.
  • There will be NO FOOD DELIVERIES ALLOWED from non-credentialed vendors to the Danforth Campus on Sunday, Oct. 9. Please do not order food for delivery on Sunday.
  • From Friday, Oct. 7 to Monday, Oct. 10, the student guest policy will be suspended and non-Washington University students will not be permitted to register as guests during this time. See the Residential Life website for more information.
  • Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 6, campus-wide security will require all students to show a valid university ID to enter secured perimeters within campus. Because of their proximity to the debate site, fraternity houses on the Upper Row will be enclosed within one of the security perimeters and residents will be required to use a single point of entrance to their residences. Residents of affected houses will receive a daily email with updates on security requirements, as they are subject to change based on security needs.  Contact Residential Life with questions. For information about posting flyers or other communications in or around fraternity houses, please review the Residential Life posting policies, General Publicity Guidelines and the University Posting Policy.

For more information about how the debate will affect our campuses and community, visit the For Our Community section of this website.