Building History

View of the DUC building on a bright summer day

Named in honor of Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth and the late Elizabeth (“Ibby”) Gray Danforth, the Danforth University Center (DUC) is a hub of student and faculty involvement, dining and relaxation.

The DUC is located on the southern side of the Danforth Campus, between Simon Hall and Mallinckrodt Center, at Forsyth Boulevard and Wallace Drive. The three-story building was constructed entirely in the collegiate Gothic style by architecture firm Tsoi/Kobus & Associates and is a green structure that is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified. The building was dedicated on April 17, 2009 and has been a central gathering place on campus ever since.

To learn more about Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth, please visit the WUSTL website.