The University Club of Washington D.C.

Benefits of Belonging

A tradition of belonging at The University Club

The University Club of Washington, DC, is one of the nation’s truly historic membership organizations. While the founders include President William Howard Taft and Chief Justice of the United States Melville Fuller, they were part of a larger group of political, business and civic leaders who shared a common bond.

'Enter all ye who have a degree of good fellowship and learning'

Today’s members are an impressive Who’s Who of leaders sharing a sense of family. They are bonded by their intellectual, athletic and cultural pursuits, evident in the restaurants, on the courts and in the wide range of cultural and social events taking place throughout the Club each and every day.

The carriage ride of 100 years ago has been replaced by a quick ride on the Metro but a great location never goes out of style! The Club’s stately red brick Clubhouse is situated among an enclave of cultural, scientific and diplomatic institutions, just a few blocks north of the White House. As one of the premier private city clubs in the United States, The University Club has established itself as the destination of choice in Washington, DC.

Location , Location , Location

It is reasonable to wonder about the conversations held at The University Club over these past 100-plus years. Meeting and talking is the common thread that binds members to each other and creates lifelong friendships. There isn’t a better place to lunch with clients, celebrate an anniversary or accommodate an out-of-town guest.


Our members can dine or meet anywhere they choose. But on most days, they can be found at the Club. The Executive Chef Timothy Loveland and the entire culinary staff, maintains an unflinching commitment to quality, using the finest and freshest ingredients from the best purveyors. dining refined. . . every day.

The John J. Pershing Grille
Mahogany-paneled walls look down on hand-woven carpets atop a wide-planked wood floor offering a collegial atmosphere where the daily specials are truly special.
The William Howard Taft Dining Room
Fireside dining amid period antiques and Audubon prints beckon diners to enjoy a menu offering the best in European and American cuisine. This is an address of choice in a town known for the power lunch or dinner.
Private Events
From weddings to business meetings, The University Club offers beautiful space to suit every occasion. Our talented staff delivers a unique experience, always personalized, always professional, always perfect.

The hallmarks of today’s University Club are as they have always been, possessing attributes and providing benefits that make it unique among clubs of its kind. Members experience a rare blend of comfortable elegance, friendly competition and a contemporary take on the Club’s great traditions.

A Sense of Belonging

Where do your interests lie? Sports or movies? Political debates or community outreach? The spirit of belonging is evident among Committees and Clubs-Within-The-Club.  In the course of one year, our members can partake in hundreds of events and activities — a daunting schedule to be sure, but one worth pursuing.

Health and Fitness
The inviting blue water of the 60-foot, heated, indoor lap pool and a full range of weight and aerobic exercise equipment, with personal trainers, create a regimen for a healthier life. One of the city’s most comprehensive squash programs offers members the tools to hone their skills, meet their competitive goals and increase their network of friends.

Recreate , Revitalize , Unwind… in Style

Sage Spa
An urban oasis providing a welcome respite from the conference calls and client meetings. Peel back the stress of the workday with a massage or facial. With the mind cleared, productivity is enhanced, and the outlook on the day improved.

Guest Rooms
Slip between the crisp white sheets of our overnight guest rooms or suites — at below market rates. It’s good business that’s good for the soul. Each stay includes complimentary use of the Fitness Center, high-speed Internet and a concierge to assist with unfinished details.

Membership around the globe

University Club members enjoy privileges at hundreds of the finest private clubs in more than 45 states and 32 countries providing premier locations and below-market rates.

There is only one thing left to do

The sense of community beckons you to join the tradition that is The University Club. Seek out a Club member you know and hear first-hand what it is that makes membership special. Or contact our professional membership staff to arrange for a Club tour and to answer any of your questions about membership opportunities at The University Club of Washington, DC.

For Membership inquiries, please contact us at (202) 824-1380 or email: