Scene on Campus, Commencement 2022, winter sports accolades, campus events and more!
Family Connection: February 2022
Ava Boussy ’23 and Jorge Soto-Ventura ’23 work on the Front Lawn.
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: The Class of 2022 celebrates 100 days until graduation, the weather turns sunny and then snowy on a busy campus, and students look ahead to spring as they round the corner on Winter Term!
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Undergraduate Commencement - May 26, 2022
Graduation is on the horizon for the Class of 2022! The university's 235th undergraduate Commencement is scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 10 a.m. on the Front Lawn of the main campus. The Baccalaureate Service is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 10 a.m., also on the Front Lawn. Commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live on the Web for those unable to attend.
Learn more about Commencement here.
Feature Stories
W&L Students Form Blue Ridge Mile Clinic
This Lexington-based program run by W&L students partners with Virginia's Drive to Work initiative to help low-income or previously incarcerated individuals gain or restore their driving privileges.
Roundtable with Dean Chawne Kimber
The new dean of the College invites vigorous discussions about interdisciplinary solutions to 21st-century issues.
Making the Call to Give Back
John Adekola ’24 sees his role with Phonathon as a chance to make a difference at W&L.
Success Off (and On) the Field
Nick Mosher '22 always finds support at W&L, whether he's writing a thesis on Russian politics, starting an online human rights newspaper or helping the football team win ODACs.
Scene on Campus 02.02.2022
Check out images of students in class, on the court and in the community.
Take It to Harte
W&L’s new student and faculty resource center, located within Leyburn Library, opened this fall.
Featured Events
Registration Is Now Open for W&L’s 10th Annual Entrepreneurship Summit
The spring event is scheduled for April 29-30 on campus.
Contact Committee Presents Pro Baseball Executive Billy Beane
Beane, Oakland A’s executive vice president of baseball operations and subject of the bestselling novel “Moneyball,” will speak at W&L on March 3.
Sociology and Anthropology Department Presents 2022 Lecture Series
The new social justice series titled “Measuring Choice and Freedom" will highlight the work of department alumni.
Staniar Gallery Presents ‘the landscape is not still’
The show will be on view through March 18, and artist Leah Raintree gave a public talk on Feb. 15.
Author Valencia Robin to Give Glasgow Endowment Reading
Valencia Robin, an artist and author, will give a public lecture on March 7 at 5 p.m. in the Hillel House Sanctuary.
Washington and Lee Athletics
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association recently announced its 2022 Hall of Fame Class, and the Washington and Lee Michael F. Walsh Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn will be inducted as one of the three honorees. Hathorn directed W&L's women's lacrosse program from its inception in 1988 through the 2007 season, and her W&L teams appeared in the NCAA Division III Tournament in 1993, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Hathorn claimed a 277-112 (.712) career record over 24 seasons, with 222 of those victories occurring while leading the Generals.
As W&L winter sports enter the postseason, several student-athletes and coaches are being recognized for their outstanding performance.
  • Women's Basketball - Three players were honored; Christine Clancy was named Coach of the Year.
  • Men's Basketball - Two Generals receive ODAC recognition.
  • Wrestling - Four Generals named first team all conference; Nathan Shearer was named Coach of the Year.
  • Women's Swimming - ODAC honors 16 members of Blue and White; Kami Gardner named Coach of the Year.
  • Men's Swimming - 15 swimmers earn ODAC citations; Kami Gardner recognized as Coach of the Year.
View the 2022 composite sports schedule.
Check out these recent stories about our student-athletes, coaches and team performances.
Lifelong Learning
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.
The latest episode features Taha Khan, assistant professor of computer science, who discusses his research on computer security, privacy and human-computer interaction - including cybercrime.
Program Spotlight: Center for International Education – Study Abroad
According to Washington and Lee University's mission statement, "graduates will be prepared for life-long learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others, and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society." To that end, study abroad opportunities are one of the many fantastic experiences students can choose to undertake during their four years in Lexington. Approximately 70% of students participate in an abroad program during their time at W&L. This experience may take place through an academic year or full term abroad, a faculty-led Spring Term abroad course, summer programs, international internships, international research opportunities or service learning.
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The Center for International Education is here to assist students in selecting a program that satisfies their personal and academic goals.
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