W&L holiday events, Johnson Opportunity Grants, Dining Services and other news from W&L.
Family Connection: December 2021
This publication is designed to communicate the latest news for W&L parents and families. W&L Family Connection is distributed monthly and complements other university channels to help keep parents and families informed about life on campus. Please send your suggestions for future issues to families@wlu.edu.
Main Street in Lexington is decked out for the holidays.
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: Students prepare for exams, men's soccer wraps up a historic season and the holiday spirit arrives on campus.
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Preparation for Winter Term
With the winter break on the horizon, students recently received information from the university's COVID-19 Committee about COVID-19 boosters, pre-departure testing, January arrival testing, and the annual flu vaccine. Notably, all students are required to have a COVID-19 test approximately 5-7 days after returning to campus in January. Students must self-schedule a PCR test through the Aura app. The latest guidance to students is available here.
Feature Stories
Six W&L Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate students who are Pell Grant recipients.
In the Zone
In addition to pursuing a double major at Washington and Lee, Jackson Hotchkiss ’24 is a competitive cycler who just placed fourth in his age group in a national cycling championship.
‘The Honor of Learning’
Lauren Hoaglund '22 has parlayed her passion for medieval and Renaissance history, literature, classics and theater into a busy but rewarding four years at W&L.
Students Encouraged to Apply for a Johnson Opportunity Grant in 2022
The grant provides funds to support W&L student projects across the United States and worldwide.
Enuma Anekwe-Desince Earns David G. Elmes Pathfinder Prize in Psychology
The Elmes Pathfinder Prize recognizes a student who has shown extraordinary promise in psychological science through outstanding scholarship in basic or applied psychology.
Featured Events
W&L Celebrates Winter Holidays
’Tis the season for holiday events on campus and in the local community! Check out what’s happening around Lexington this holiday season.
W&L Stages a New Exhibition Illustrating Chapel History
The University Chapel and Galleries recently opened an exhibition titled "Setting the Stage: A Glimpse Inside 150 Years of the University Chapel Auditorium."
Washington and Lee Athletics
Grace Weise '22W&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). The Generals enjoyed a tremendous fall athletics season that culminated with six programs competing in NCAA Championship events. Read this recap of Fall Term athletics.
Alumni Engagment
In every episode of Washington and Lee's Office of Lifelong Learning podcast, "W&L After Class," we invite you to join conversations with our expert faculty, giving you a walk down the Colonnade even if you're hundreds of miles away. You'll hear from favorite faculty members about topics they know and love and meet new professors who can introduce you to new worlds.
Over the holidays, catch up on episodes you have missed this semester and plan to tune in during 2022 for new and exciting content!
Listen to all of the episodes here.
Program Spotlight
Washington and Lee University's Dining Services team is committed to preparing food from scratch in small batches as close to service as possible. With seven on-campus dining venues, students have a variety of options to choose from for each meal.
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Featured W&L Social Media Platform
Follow @wludining on Instagram!
We are passionate about food and take pride in serving skillfully prepared meals.
Additional Social Media Accounts to Follow
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