Party in the Park

The mood was celebratory in the freshly minted Ann and Andrew Tisch Park Aug. 17 as 1,736 members of the Washington University in St. Louis Class of 2023, along with their parents, gathered for Party in the Park following Convocation.

The new buildings surrounding The Tisch park helped to light the way as the newest members of the WashU family entered from beneath the Brookings Arch. Brookings itself glowed red in honor of the Class of 2023.

The beautiful new landscape served well as the backdrop for one of the happiest days of the school year. It will be a welcome addition to the East End, providing a place for gathering and celebration for many years to come.

First-year students and their parents gather in the Tisch Park after Convocation on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

Lights from Schnuck Pavilion and Jubel Hall helped show the way as guests filled the newly completed Ann and Andrew Tisch Park on the east end of the Danforth Campus.

Guests fill the Tisch Park at a party after Convocation on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

The new Tisch Park proved more than up to the task of welcoming the Class of 2023 and their parents to WashU.

WashU Chancellor Andrew D. Martin and his daughter Olive flip a big switch during Convocation events

Chancellor Andrew Martin and his daughter Olive flip the switch to light up Brookings Hall.

Brookings Hall at WashU illuminated in colored lights.

Brookings Hall put on a spectacular light show for Party in the Park following Convocation 2019.

A musical band performs on a stage backlit with pink light

Guests were entertained by Galaxy during Party in the Park after Convocation 2019.

College students at Washington University in St. Louis party in front of Brookings Hall lit in red

The Tisch Park became an outdoor dance floor for the Class of 2023.

WashU first-year students gather and celebrate Convocation 2019 in the newly completed Tisch Park.

A great time was had by all in what was the first of many joyful community celebrations that will surely follow in The Tisch Park.