Student Affairs updates, Fall Convocation, 2022 Parents and Family Weekend and other news from W&L.
Family Connection: August 2022
This publication is designed to communicate the latest news for Washington and Lee University parents and families. The W&L Family Connection is distributed each month and complements other university channels to help keep parents and families informed about life on campus. Please send your suggestions for future issues to
Scene on Campus:
Every week during the academic year, university photographers Kevin Remington and Shelby Mack capture the scene on campus through their lenses. In this recent edition: Preseason training for several fall sports as preparation continues for Fall Term.
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Recent Updates for Parents and Students
Welcoming Students to W&L
The university's Student Affairs team is thrilled to welcome students back to W&L. It's a special time on campus as fall athletes complete pre-season practice, upper division students settle into their housing, and our first-year students arrive and are introduced to a place we hope will soon feel like home to them. With the academic year about to begin, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Sidney Evans sent a communication to parents and families in which she shared a variety of Student Affairs resources for their reference.
Hazing Prevention Education and Adam's Law
Undergraduate and law students recently received an important update regarding the university's ongoing hazing prevention education program and the significance of the new Adam's Law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This law prioritizes hazing prevention training and institutional transparency, and we want to make sure you're aware of what this new law means for W&L's ongoing hazing prevention efforts.
Feature Stories
Reusable Water Bottle
W&L Ends the Sale of Disposable Water Bottles
Office of Sustainability facilitates launch of new policy to help reduce single-use plastics.
Lenfest Center
Lenfest Center for the Arts Presents New Season
For the first time ever, tickets for the entire season are available online beginning Sept. 13.
Summer Opportunities!
This summer, W&L students worked at home and around the world. Read about their experiences and learn more about summer opportunities for students across various academic disciplines.
Museums at W&L: Fall 2022 Programs and Exhibitions
The Museums at W&L invite the public to their opening reception for "Museum Menageries" on Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.
Campus Events
Lena Hill
2022 Fall Convocation To Kick Off New Academic Year Sept. 7
The convocation address at 5:30 p.m. will be streamed live online at
Parents and Family Weekend: Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2022
We look forward to seeing many parents and family members on campus. The registration deadline is Sept. 16.
Bob Woodward
W&L’s Contact Committee Presents Journalist Bob Woodward for Sept. 29 Event
Tickets for this event are currently sold out. However, you can join the waitlist by emailing your name and how many tickets you need to
Former First Lady Laura Bush and First Daughter Barbara Pierce Bush
Mock Convention Welcomes Former First Lady and Daughter for Sept. 30 Event
Tickets for the event that will kick off the 28th Mock Convention are now for sale. For more information, email
Washington and Lee Athletics
Michael KusanziraW&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). Opening games for several fall sports teams take place Sept 1. View the 2022-23 composite sports schedule. Check out these recent stories about W&L student-athletes, coaches and team news.
Lifelong Learning
Washington and Lee University offers one of the most respected arrays of lifelong learning programs in the nation. Alumni, parents and friends can participate in a wide variety of educational opportunities, including programs on campus and educational travel to an immense variety of destinations – domestic and abroad. For the at-home learner, W&L offers several virtual classroom experiences, including webinars on current issues, a series of podcast interviews with university faculty, a virtual book club and much more.
Read about the latest events here.
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