Naming contest opens for new dining venues

The Office of Student Activities is sponsoring a naming contest for the five dining venues to be located on the main level of the Danforth University Center, scheduled to open for the fall 2008 semester.

Both undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents of current students and friends of the University are eligible to participate.

The dining area will comprise an American grill, an express cafe and Asian, Italian and Latino cuisine.

“We hope everyone will consider fun, Washington U., St. Louis or bear-related names for these areas,” said Julie Thornton, director of student activities. “It’s exciting to think that these new names will stick and be part of a longstanding tradition here at WUSTL.”

The deadline for submissions is April 28. A committee composed of members in the WUSTL community will make final selections.

The winning names will be announced May 5, and prizes will be awarded.

The Danforth University Center will serve as a gathering place not only for students but also for faculty, staff, alumni, parents and visitors to campus. In addition to the dining areas, the center will house meeting rooms, lounges and offices for student leaders and student services professional staff.

To submit suggestions for naming the dining venues, go to