Between the hours in the lecture hall and the lab, there was dancing in the Quad, cheering at Francis Field and tug-of-war in the Swamp. Here graduating students reminisce about some of their most memorable moments at Washington University in St. Louis.
“It was crazy. I was not prepared for the spirit there or the noise. My eardrums felt like they were going to burst because of the cheering.”
— Reggie Gacad, a First Year Center executive, on his own freshman convocation.
First-year students constructed a foam Gateway Arch at the Saint Louis Science Center in 2010 as part of the First 40 activities for new students.
Student photographer Max Campbell captured the crowd dancing to indie act Matt & Kim during the 2011 WUstock.
James E. McLeod, vice chancellor for students and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences,
joined students in 2011 at Relay For Life, which raises money for cancer research and programs.
Beloved by generations of students, McLeod died of lung cancer the following September.
Seniors grab a selfie with Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton at the Chancellor’s Dinner
May 12 at America’s Center in downtown St. Louis.
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