: #WashUDebate2016

September 29, 2016

Graduate-Student Events:

GPC General Body Meeting

October 3, 2016, 6:30 pm, Liberman Graduate Center, DUC 3rd FloorOur general body meeting will include reports from school reps, roles of GPC reps and committees within the GPC, etc. Join us for dinner at 6:30PM, right before everything gets started.

The Care Series: Psychological Wellbeing

October 3, 2016, 6 PM, Olin Library, Suite 202

Reflect on health during times of anxiety, stress or identity-related battle fatigue. Come learn about support available on campus and develop personal and community care strategies.

Gephardt Institute Civic Engagement Fund Info Session

October 5, 2016, 3:00 pm, Danforth University Center, Room 242This information session will help prepare potential Gephardt Institute Civic Engagement Fund applicants.

The Care Series: Yoga and Mindfulness Session

October 5, 2016, 7 PM, Olin Library, Suite 202

Practice concepts like physical exercise and meditation to encourage healing and well-being. Find connections, a peer support network, or a wellness accountability buddy.


Graduate Student Health Advisory Committee (G-SHAC) Meeting

October 6, 2016, 3-4 pm, Friedman Conference Room, Liberman Graduate Center, DUC 3rd FloorJoin G-SHAC representatives from the graduate and professional schools to meet with Dr. Glass (Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of SHS) and others to discuss issues related to the Danforth campus health insurance, health care, and wellness.

ProSPER Monthly Meeting

October 6, 2016, 6-7:30 pm, Medical Campus FLTC, Room 201ProSPER promotes the use of science in policy-making through science advocacy and literacy, facilitating inter-professional communication, and increasing scientist participation in policy.

Catholic Student Center Happy Hour

October 7, 2016, 5:30 pm, Catholic Student CenterAll graduate students are welcome to come!

GPC Yoga Under the Stars

October 23, 2016, 6:00 pm , James S. McDonnell Planetarium at the Saint Louis Science Center

Join GPC for a night of yoga undert the stars benefiting the Jane Doe Advocacy Center! The event will begin with an hour of yoga in the James S. McDonnell Planetarium and will be followed by a reception with appetizers.


Campus Access During Debate Weekend

For information about campus on Debate Day and the week leading up to it, see this information about campus security, routes to events, and more see the websites below. Remember getting to campus is worth it. You are invited to join in and be a part of this electoral experience. Come and celebrate the American Election Experience with your campus community! (Debate Fair and Debate Watch Parties will be happening on the day: October 9th. More info at washuvotes.wustl.edu) We recommend public transportation if it’s an option for you!

Due to additional security measures that will be in place, on Oct. 8 & 9 the Danforth Campus will be accessible only to Washington University students, faculty and staff with a valid university ID; credentialed media or vendors; and participants in certain ticketed events. Please check individual event listings for ticket or credential requirements. Also plan ahead to add additional time in your commute for check-point lines and procedures. It may be a good idea to use alternative transportation on these days as well (carpool, metro, and biking). Visit https://debate.wustl.edu/community/campus-access/ for more information.



#WashUDebate2016 Events:


October 3 – 7, 2016, DUC

Spoon University Wash U will be hosting a food sampling event at a table in the DUC the week before the Presidential Debate. . Each day of the event will have a special feature, such as serving samplings of each candidate’s favorite foods or traditional dishes from their native cities.We will also have a whiteboard […]

Social Security and Beyond: Building Financial Capability Across a Lifetime

October 4, 2016, 6:00 pm, Hillman Hall Room: Clark Fox Forum/Balcony

“Social Security and Beyond: Building Financial Capability Across a Lifetime,” discussion presented by The Brown School and AARP: with scholars and policy specialists addressing Social Security, asset building across a lifetime and new policy developments that address financial inclusion. Reception and policy forum begins at 6 p.m., followed by debate watch party at 8 p.m. Registration is requested here.


Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party

October 4, 2016,  8PM,  Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall

AARP and the Brown School will host a Vice Presidential Debate watch party immediately following a policy discussion on building the financial capability of our nation’s citizens. Reception and policy forum begins at 6 p.m., followed by debate watch party at 8 p.m. Registration is requested here.

Post VP Debate Civic Dialogues

October 5, 2016, 6 PM – 7:30 PM, Danforth Campus

The Gephardt Institute of Civic and Community Engagement invites all undergraduate and graduate students to sign up to participate in a 90 minute structured dialogue following the vice-presidential debate. These dialogues will seek to:

  • Provide students with the opportunity to engage in a respectful discussion relating to the election
  • Promote understanding and respect of the individual regardless of point of view, dismantling stereotypes of those on “opposite sides of the aisle”
  • Encourage students to think about why they believe what they believe.

Danforth Dialogues: Envisioning The Future Of Religion And Politics In America

October 8, 2016, 5-7:45 pm, Graham Chapel
Two conversations moderated by Krista Tippett: “Religion and Conceptions of the Common Good” with Eboo Patel and Natasha Trethewey, “Religion and National Politics” with David Brooks and E.J. Dionne Jr

Debate Fair

October 9, 2016, 3-6 pm, Edison Courtyard
Student Union and the Graduate Professional Council present a fun, interactive area in Edison Courtyard outside the Danforth University Center the day of the debate. Food, music, and patriotic fun. Brought to you by #WashUVotes.

Grad Student Debate Watch Party [WashU Votes Sponsored]

October 9, 2016, 6:30PM, Holmes Lounge, **WashU ID or guest ticket required**

Come join us the day of the debate at the Graduate Debate Watch Party! Come to campus and engage in the debate even if you don’t happen to get a lottery ticket.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Streaming begins at 7PM: including the panel discussion at Edison Hall, the Presidential Debate at WashU, and after-debate commentary (all live).

Access will require WashU ID or guest tickets, and planning ahead to arrive on campus (we recommend car pooling, metro, and biking). But all of this will be worth it for the free food (Bon Appetite catered), drinks, and lively discussion with your fellow grad and professional students.

Join the facebook event for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1764735450405888/

To register a non-WashU guest to receive a ticket to attend, click here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScz3Jy7VZhcXvbljKunSygba1UyrN4ApUGDeEazg1DtMmYCcg/viewform