Saint Louis University

The department is located on the Frost campus in the Midtown neighborhood, about 2 miles west of the Mississippi River and just north of I-64/US 40. The Frost campus lies just one block south of the Theater District and the renowned Fox Theater, and ten blocks due east of Forest Park, one of the largest urban landscape parks in the United States.

The department main office and most of its facilities are located in O'Neil Hall, just west of Grand Boulevard on the south side of Lindell Boulevard. The Earthquake Center, Center for Environmental Sciences and Geochemistry labs are located in Macelwane Hall, just east of Grand Boulevard on the north side of Laclede Avenue.

Travel directions

Eastbound on I-64/US 40
Take the Grand Boulevard exit, and turn right (north) onto Grand. Go north to the 4th stoplight and turn left onto Laclede Avenue. The Laclede parking garage is on the south side (left).

Westbound on I-64/US 40
Take the Forest Park exit, and turn right (north) onto Grand. Go north to the first stoplight and turn left onto Laclede Avenue. The Laclede parking garage is on the south side (left).


The Gateway Arch,
located just a few minutes
east of campus

I-44 East bound - Exit at Grand Boulevard. Go north 1 mile, over viaduct, under US 40 to Laclede Avenue. Turn left onto Laclede and park in the university garage. Follow the directions above for either O'Neil Hall or Macelwane Hall.
I-55 North bound - Take I-44 west to Grand Boulevard. Exit at Grand Boulevard. Go north 1 mile, over viaduct, under US 40 to Laclede Avenue. Turn left onto Laclede and park in the university garage.
Follow the directions above for either O'Neil Hall or Macelwane Hall.
Using MetroLink - Exit at Grand. Walk north on Grand, under US40 and over Forest Park until Laclede Avenue. Follow the directions above for either O'Neil Hall or Macelwane Hall.
By automobile from the airport - Take I-70 east two miles to I-170 South. Follow I-170 until it terminates. You will want to follow the lanes for US40/I64 east. Exit from 40 East onto Grand Boulevard north. Go north four traffic lights, past the Shell station on the left. At Laclede (top of the hill), make a left turn for the parking structure on the left.
Follow the directions above for either O'Neil Hall or Macelwane Hall.
Automobile From Downtown - On US40/I64, proceed west to the Forest Park Boulevard exit (just past Jefferson). Exit at Grand Boulevard, north.
From Union Station: Take Market Street west past Jefferson. At Compton, take Forest Park west. Proceed to Grand Boulevard, north.
Follow the directions above for either O'Neil Hall or Macelwane Hall.

Food and Lodging
The Union Station area has several moderately priced hotels:
Drury Inn Union Station, 20th and Market, Tel: 314 231 3900
Hampton Inn, 2211 Market, Tel: 314 241 3200

In the evening Union Station has good restaurants as well as a food court.

At Saint Louis University, there is are several meal options in Busch Student Center (7:30AM -10:30PM) and a food court in Fusz Memorial.