Missing home cooked meals, dinnertime
conversation and the comforts of family life?

Would you like to get out of the residence halls for a few hours
and have a great time getting to know an interesting St. Louis family?

Join Home Plate and enjoy a touch of home.

Founded and run by Risa Zwerling Wrighton, wife of Chancellor Emeritus Mark S. Wrighton, the Home Plate program matches you with a host family you can visit several times a year for home cooked meals and enjoyable dinnertime conversation.

Join us

Signing up is easy!
Simply complete the online application, mail the printable form or send us an Email.

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Send an Email

Become a host family

Become involved with Washington University
in a fun and personal way.

Learn More About
Host Families


Every attempt is made to match students with families who share intellectual, cultural and recreational interests.

See Featured Home Plate Stories & Photos