Reunite with old friends, see what’s changed on campus and what’s stayed the same, learn from faculty, take a tour, visit your old hangouts and remember all that makes WashU special for you.

CELEBRATION WEEKEND 2023 APRIL 21-22

The School of Medicine welcomes alumni from class years ending in 3 and 8 to St. Louis and the Medical Campus for Celebration Weekend Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22.

Check back soon to register for events.

Friday, April 21

Unless otherwise noted, events will take place in the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) on the Medical Campus.

9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Legacy Curriculum Celebration
As WUSM prepares to graduate its final class educated under its Legacy Curriculum this spring, we will celebrate the curriculum’s impact on the current fourth-year class, faculty and alumni.

12:15 p.m. Lunch with the Class of 2023
Help us welcome the Class of 2023 into our alumni community during lunch.

1 – 1:30 p.m. WUSM Tours Depart & Bookstore Open
Join a student-led tour of the Medical Campus or stop by the WUSM Bookstore. Tours will leave EPNEC on an ongoing basis between 1-1:30 p.m. and last about an hour but can be shortened upon request. The bookstore is located on the ground floor of 4590 Nash Way (previously Children’s Place), across the circle drive from EPNEC. It closes at 4 p.m. and is not open on the weekend.

3 4 p.m. The Future of Medical Education
Hear from academic leaders about how WUSM is improving the future of medical education.

6 – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Join us at The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis for the evening’s celebrations. Enjoy light refreshments while checking in and re-connecting with former classmates.
The Ritz-Carlton, 2nd floor lobby

6:30 p.m. Class of 1973 Dinner
Alumni celebrating their 50th reunion and their guests are invited to a dinner and ceremony celebrating the Class of 1973. Afterward, attendees are invited to join all alumni celebrating a reunion year at our Decades Party.
The Ritz-Carlton, Pavilion Room

6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Decades Party
All alumni are invited to join us for a reception honoring class years ending in 3 and 8. Enjoy catching up with former classmates and professors, drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Afterward, guests are invited to continue celebrating on their own in the Lobby Bar, which is open until 1 a.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Solarium

Saturday, April 22

9 a.m. Breakfast
Prior to the morning program’s enjoy breakfast with classmates while sharing stories from Friday. Breakfast service will be ongoing until 9:30 a.m.

9:30 -10:15 a.m. Dean’s Update & Alumni Award Presentation
David H. Perlmutter, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, will share highlights from the past year and future plans for the School of Medicine. Afterward, Dean Perlmutter and Ericka Hayes, MD ’98, president of the Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association, will present the 2023 Alumni Achievement Awards. We are pleased to honor the achievements of:
Vineet Arora, MD ’98
Carol North, MD ’83, GM ’93
Audrey Rostov, MD ’88
Richard Wahl, MD ’78, HS ’83

10:30 11:30 a.m. Faculty Presentation
Learn about advances in medicine at WUSM from a current faculty member.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Student Showcase
Enjoy refreshments and visit with members of WUSM student organizations to learn about their extra-curricular experience and how the alumni association’s annual fund has supported their initiatives.

12 p.m. WUSM Tour
If you couldn’t join a tour Friday, join a student-led tour of the Medical Campus. Tours last about an hour but can be shortened upon request.

Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton will serve as our host hotel for events Saturday evening. We have blocks reserved at a discounted rate for WUSM alumni through March 20, or until sold out, at the following hotels. Reservations can be made using the links or phone numbers listed below.

The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis
$269/night + taxes
$27 overnight self-park / $32 overnight valet
1-800-960-7056, mention code WMC
Book online.

Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton
$189/night + taxes
$25 overnight self-park / $30 overnight valet
1-888-627-8535, mention Washington University School of Medicine Alumni
Book online.

DoubleTree Hilton at Forest Park
starting at $155/night + taxes
$15 overnight self-park, complimentary breakfast
314-256-7777, mention for Medical Alumni Reunion WU 2023, April 20-22
Book online.

Getting Around

The Eric P. Newman Center (EPNEC) is located on the Medical Campus at 320 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110. Parking will be available in the Metro garage, located at 4560 Nash Way, about a block from the center. Tickets for parking validation can be picked up at our check-in table.

View a map of the medical campus.

The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis is located at 100 Carondelet Plaza; St. Louis, MO 63105.
Shuttle service will run during select hours between The Ritz and Medical Campus.
Complimentary event parking is available to attendees Friday night. Hotel guests will pay the rates listed above.

The DoubleTree Hilton at Forest Park is located at 4550 Forest Park Ave.; St. Louis, MO 63108, about 2 blocks from the medical campus and EPNEC.

Le Meridien is located in downtown Clayton at 7730 Bonhomme Ave.; Clayton, MO 63105. It is .3 miles from The Ritz. Le Meridien guests are invited to use the WUSM shuttles between The Ritz and medical campus.

Complimentary shuttles will be available on an ongoing basis between the Ritz and EPNEC on Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. In addition, rideshare services Lyft and Uber operate in St. Louis.

COVID-19 protocols and guidelines

Learn about Washington University’s most up-to-date COVID-19 policies »

Masks

Masking is strongly recommended in non-clinical areas. Masks continue to be required in all clinical spaces and in places where patients or patient visitors may be present including public spaces within clinical facilities, links between hospitals, and lobbies, elevators and waiting rooms in hospitals and clinics. For those taking the walking tour of the Medical Campus, please have a mask with you in case you should enter an area where they are still required.

Employees are required to be vaccinated, and vaccination is strongly encouraged for visitors. Should protocols change, they will be updated on campus websites and communicated with registrants.

Refund Policy

Should you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or feel unwell we will issue a full refund for all paid activities. Please email medicalalumni@wustl.edu with your name and cancellation notice. Refunds will be processed as soon as possible, but within four weeks, to the card used to pay for your activities.

*Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the health and well-being of our community. We will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 as planning takes place for Celebration Weekend.

Last updated November 21, 2022.

Questions about Celebration Weekend?

Contact the Office of Medical Advancement at 314-935-9713 or medicalalumni@wustl.edu.