Campus Updates

Noon Update, November 25, 2014

What’s happening on and around campus:
Washington University’s West Campus, located in downtown Clayton, remains closed today, Nov. 25, until further notice. A peaceful 90-minute protest involving about 150 took place this morning in downtown Clayton a few blocks west and south of the West Campus, which is principally an administrative and retail building. There are no classrooms in West Campus.

All other university operations on the Danforth, Medical, North and South campuses, including all classes, are operating as scheduled.

Important information for faculty, staff, students:
Make sure all contact information in HRMS or WebSTAC is correct in case you need to be reached by email and/or text message. Bookmark this page. In the event of an emergency, important notifications will be posted at

For students who are traveling home for the Thanksgiving holiday, here is some important information:

  • All flight restrictions at Lambert St. Louis International airport have been lifted and the airport remains open. Because of the restrictions, a few earlier flights were canceled. For complete and updated airport information, visit The public transportation train system MetroLink is also running as scheduled. For updated public transportation information, visit
  • The university is providing a free airport shuttle on Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 6 a.m.-3 p.m., departing every half hour on the half-hour from the Clocktower on the South 40.
  • The university shuttle from the Clocktower to the Big Bend MetroLink station continues to run every 30 minutes and is scheduled to do so until 10 p.m today, Nov. 25. It will also be operational Saturday, Nov. 29, and Sunday, Nov. 30.
  • A student-run business, “U-Shuttle,” continues to run shuttles to the airport from the South 40 and is scheduled to do so until 8 p.m. today, Nov. 25. The cost is $10/ride and tickets are available at
  • Taxis are available by calling County Cab at 314-993-TAXI (8294), Laclede Cab at 314-652-3456, or another local cab company. There is a taxi stand on Shepley Drive on the South 40.

Opportunities to engage:
If you wish to express yourself following the announcement, give some thought to how you can do so safely and thoughtfully. If you need support during this stressful time, reach out to available resources, an adviser or supervisor, a friend or a family member.

“Talking Circles” gatherings for Danforth faculty and staff who would like to discuss the decision and what it means for them personally and the St. Louis region begin today from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, and Wednesday, Nov. 26, in the Danforth University Center, Room 276.

External sources for news:
For general information about what’s happening in the region, local media outlets such as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis American, St. Louis Public Radio, KMOV-TV, KSDK-TV, KTVI-TV and KMOX-AM are useful sources.