In recent years, Washington University has deepened its commitment to galvanize and foster the civic involvement of alumni in addition to students, faculty, and staff, with the goal of fostering thriving communities across the nation and world.

WashU Engage is an initiative co-led by the Gephardt Institute and the Washington University Alumni Association which aligns with the university’s commitment to supporting habits of lifelong learning and leadership for alumni.

To date, over 1,400 alumni and parents have participated in 117 WashU Engage events and Common Reading Program book discussions. 


WashU Engage

This series of engagement opportunities serves local communities and deepens connections among alumni. During the 2017-2018 academic year, over 450 attendees participated in 17 projects.

Book Discussions

Alumni and parents across the county are invited to join thought-provoking group discussions on WashU’s 2018 Common Reading Program selection, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie.


Alumni Engagement

Discover alumni groups and WashU Engage service opportunities in your city or region.