It's understandable if when you come to Saint Louis University's campus, you are
tempted to take a selfie — most people do at some point! Here is our advice on some
of the best places to take a great one.
SLU Selfie Spot 1: The Billiken Statue
Selfie by Jaskiran Singh, Class of 2020
Beloved at SLU for generations, the Billiken is a symbol of things as they ought to
be and a bringer of good luck. Located outside the entrance to Chaifetz Arena, this
statue is a favorite spot for students who hope a quick rub of his belly will bring
fortune their way.
SLU Selfie Spot 2: The Gateways
Selfie by Licia Avellaneda-Cruz, Class of 2023
You've got your choice of gateways around St. Louis University's campus to get this
shot, which is a fan favorite. Gateways can be found on Grand Boulevard and Vandeventer
Avenue, Compton, Laclede and Theresa avenues, Lindell Boulevard, and other locations.
SLU Selfie Spot 3: College Church
Selfie by Gaby Lawson, Class of 2020
Maybe the most photographed building at SLU, Francis Xavier College Church, located
on the corner of Grand and Lindell boulevards, is amazing inside and out. Also known
as College Church, it takes inspiration from St. Colman's Cathedral in Cobh, Ireland,
and is listed as a city landmark.
SLU Selfie Spot 4: Saint Louis University Museum of Art
Selfie by Tanner Manley, Class of 2022
Known on campus as SLUMA, the Saint Louis University Museum of Art is on Lindell Boulevard
and is technically known as O'Donnell Hall. It was originally built as the exclusive
St. Louis Club, hosting several U.S. presidents before being purchased by the University.
It is a designated historic landmark.
SLU Selfie Spot 5: The Giant Chess Piece
Selfie by Charlotte Giff, Class of 2023
One of the newest statues on SLU's campus is quickly becoming a favorite selfie spot.
Located outside Morrisey Hall, home to SLU's chess team, the massive king chess
piece sits near an oversized board and several other spots to play the game.
SLU Selfie Spot 6: The Koi Ponds
Selfie by Emina Muratovic, Class of 2022
A favorite study spot, the koi ponds near SLU's Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business
are also a great place to shoot a picturesque shot, either with or without your new
SLU Selfie Spot 7: The Clock Tower
Selfie by Michaela Mueller, Class of 2022
SLU's clock tower, located in the heart of campus on West Pine Mall, is a must-take
selfie when you visit SLU. It's also a great place to spot friends - or make new ones
- on the nearby steps and tables where you can find people almost every day of the
SLU Selfie Spot 8: Cupples House
Selfie by Garrett Canducci, Class of 2021
The Historic Samuel Cupples House along West Pine Mall was once SLU's student union.
Now a museum, it's still a favorite spot for photos and a landmark on campus.
SLU Selfie Spot 9: The Cloister Walk
Selfie by Charles Castro, Class of 2021
While you are on the south side of campus, you can capture another iconic shot, SLU's
Doisy Research Center off of Grand Boulevard and Carr Lane, and the "cloister walk,"
a sheltered walkway that connects it to other parts of campus.
SLU Selfie Spot 10: The Track
Selfie by Aric Hamilton, Class of 2023
The Gateway Arch is visible from lots of places around campus but if you are already
getting a run on the track located at Compton Boulevard and Rutger Street, or hanging
out on the south side of campus for class or a bite at Fresh Gatherings cafe, this
is a great spot to show off SLU and the city in one shot.