Danforth Campus History

Six years ago this month, September 2006, the WU campus was officially renamed the Danforth Campus. 

Below: Workers install the new campus signs.


The renaming honors former Chancellor William H. Danforth and the Danforth Family for their contributions and long support to the University.    Browse additional images and listen to audio clips from the dedication events that took place September 17, 2006.

About the author

Miranda Rectenwald is Curator of Local History, Washington University Special Collections. More info.