Saint Louis University – Our Experience on Campus

Saint Louis UniversityWe had a great time exploring St Louis while vising in September. One day we decided to check out the Ellen Clark Sculpture Park, however they park was closed that day. We ended up going, but that is another post, lol. However, the park is on the northeast corner of the Saint Louis University – home of the Billikens. I had never been to this area, and was so glad we stumbled upon it. It is very beautiful and peaceful.

One of most interesting buildings on campus is the St. Francis Xavier College Church. Apparently the church has been on the Saint Louis University campus for almost 180 years! Wow. However, it not only attracts students, it also attracts parishioners across the city.  It’s also a popular backdrop for engagement photos and one of the most popular places to get married in St. Louis. It is definitely beautiful and I can see why it is in high demand.

In 2013, the School of Social Work became part of Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, joining the School of Public Health and the program in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Tegeler Hall is named after Jerome F. Tegeler, a 1929 SLU graduate and member of the Board of Trustees who generous donation made the structure a reality. Apparently his son, Timothy Tegeler, continues the family’s commitment to SLU and the School of Social Work.

Saint Louis University dedicated the Marvin and Harlene Wool Center May 13, 2011 in honor of two people who recognize the value of the University.  The naming of the building also recognizes the Wools’ many years of dedication and support to the University as a trustee and DuBourg Society member.


While the buildings were nice, I really liked the fountain of course. It was nice just sitting and relaxing with the dogs and watching students come and go. Some would stop and sit on a bench for a while. Others just passed through the area to get to their car or public transportation.

I don’t know if it was the water or what, but it was really peaceful and serene. I know if I were a student at the University, I would be out there relaxing and doing homework between classes. Apparently there is also a dolphin fountain, but we did see it as we were strolling around. Will have to look the next time we are in the area.

Even though the park was closed, we still had a great time, and the dogs enjoyed being out in the fresh air to sniff and explore a while. It is definitely something I think you should check out if you are in the area.

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