Move-in information, updates on Parents and Family Weekend, the University Registrar and other news from W&L.
Family Connection: August 2021
This publication is designed to communicate the latest news for W&L parents and families. W&L Family Connection will be distributed each month and will complement other university channels to help keep parents and families informed about life on campus. Please send your suggestions for future issues to
Welcome to the New Harte Center!
The Houston H. Harte Center for Teaching and Learning fosters deliberative, innovative conversations among students, faculty, and staff about meaningful ways to learn and teach in a liberal arts environment, with the goal of developing more engaged citizens prepared to face the challenges of a complex world.
View the New Harte Center
Important Housing Dates for Fall Term 2021
W&L has established Fall Term move-in dates for residential students in university housing, including Gaines, Graham-Lees, Woods Creek Apartments, the Village, theme houses and fraternity/sorority houses. Any changes to this move-in information will be communicated directly to students and updated on the Office of Residence Life website.
All students, first-year and upper-division, will receive an email with instructions for scheduling COVID-19 arrival testing. In addition, all first-year students will receive a communication with specific move-in instructions.
Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021
Pre-orientation move-in for first-years only
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Appalachian Adventure participants only.
12 – 3 p.m.: All other pre-orientation programs.
Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021
Remaining first-year and transfer students only
Arrive between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021
Rising juniors (Class of 2023) and on-campus seniors (Class of 2022) only
Arrive between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 6, 2021
Rising sophomores (Class of 2024) only
Arrive between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
If you have questions regarding these housing dates, please dial 540-458-8405 or email Hannah Phillips (assistant director of Residence Life).
Reminder: In-Person Orientation for Parents of New Students
An in-person orientation for parents of new students will be held on campus at the Lenfest Center from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29 and from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4. Both sessions are identical and optional.
Program attendees are encouraged to spread out and not mingle in the lobby area and in the theaters.
• 3 p.m. – President's Welcome to Parents – Lenfest Center, Keller Theater
• 3:20 p.m. – Academic Panel for Parents – Lenfest Center, Keller Theater
• 4 p.m. – Student Affairs Panel for Parents – Lenfest Center, Wilson Theater
Further updates about Parent Orientation will be available on this website.
Feature Stories
W&L’s Recipe for Fellowship Success
A record-setting year for nationally competitive fellowship awards at Washington and Lee University can be attributed to forward-thinking educators, hard-working students and a persistent, encouraging fellowships director.
Appreciating Lexington’s Location
W&L's students and visitors will find lots to explore in and around Lexington this year.
Chris Tucker ’23 with his trusty U-Haul pickup.
The Bluebird of Happiness
Chris Tucker '23 spent the summer researching mountain bluebirds in Missoula with a biology professor from the University of Arizona.
‘One More Song’
Paige Anderson '22 is spending the summer recording an album of classical violin music in memory of her grandmother.
Featured Events
W&L Prepares to Welcome Parents and Family Members to Campus
Parents and Family Weekend 2021 is scheduled for Oct. 1-3.
Mudd Center Announces 2021-22 Lecture Series on Daily Ethics
"Daily Ethics: How Individual Choices and Habits Express Our Values and Shape Our World” kicks off Sept. 27 with a keynote address by Professor of Philosophy Cheshire Calhoun.
Washington and Lee Athletics
W&L offers 24 varsity sports, 12 for men and 12 for women. All sports compete at the NCAA Division III level, and most participate in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). Our fall sports teams have begun practicing for their upcoming seasons. Go Generals!
Alumni Engagement
Alumni Engagement creates memorable reunions and destination events here on campus. Thousands of alumni return to Lexington each year for Alumni Weekend, Young Alumni Weekend, Five Star Festival, Hall of Fame and class reunions within each gathering.
Check in regularly on the Alumni Engagement webpage for the latest information on upcoming campus events!
Alumni Engagement Events
Program Spotlight: The University Registrar
With Washington and Lee University classes scheduled to begin Sept. 9, University Registrar Kim Robinson is hard at work in her new role, preparing to welcome students back to campus and directing the focus of the Workday Student enterprise system conversion. In July, Robinson was appointed the 11th university registrar at W&L.
The registrar's work involves multiple facets of campus life, including building course schedules, overseeing registration, assisting with curriculum management, tracking degree progress, collecting grades and fulfilling transcript requests. As an academic service station, the office of the University Registrar supports the university's mission to provide "a liberal arts education that develops students' capacity to think freely, critically, and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility."
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