Your Senior Class Gift is more than a donation—it’s a rite of passage that will help future WashU students for years to come. 

Senior Class Gifts are a chance to look back on the opportunities you’ve had at WashU and begin a legacy of commitment that will benefit future students. It is a tradition that stretches all the way back to the first graduating class of the university. The Senior Class Gift goal is all about participation. What matters is that you give something, helping your class to come together and make a lasting impact.

Why give?

This is your chance to acknowledge the transformative educational experience you’ve had at WashU. Most students don’t know that tuition covers only about 80% of the cost of a Washington University education, so gifts of all sizes from alumni, parents, and friends help make up the difference each year. When you participate in your Senior Class Gift, you make WashU’s life-changing education possible for future students.

As an added bonus, the senior class celebrates the success of its Class Gift campaign with a party each year during Senior Week.