Commencement details, second annual Greek Leadership Institute, Lifelong Learning events and other news from W&L.
Family Connection: January 2023
Students gather for breakfast in the Sankofa House during MLK week festivities.
Scene on Campus
Every week during the academic year, university photographers Kevin Remington and Shelby Hamelman capture the scene on campus through their lenses. In this recent edition: students return to campus after winter break, campus-wide events are held in observance of MLK day, W&L sports teams continue their winter seasons and much more!
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Undergraduate Commencement – May 25, 2023
Graduation is on the horizon for the Class of 2023! The university's 236th undergraduate Commencement is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 10 a.m. on the Front Lawn of the main campus. The Baccalaureate Service is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 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
Greek Leadership Institute Returns for Its Second Year
Washington and Lee’s second annual Greek Leadership Institute provided students with foundational leadership skills and a chance to connect before formal recruitment began.
Finding Their Passions on the Podium
W&L’s choral conducting mentorship program helps students find and follow their passions through music and mentorship.
Sarp Sahin ’26 Selected to Present at Sports Medicine Conference
First-year Johnson Scholar to offer preliminary research on foot-limb dominance and neuromuscular asymmetry in pediatric soccer players.
W&L After Class Podcast Begins Its Fourth Season
The monthly podcast explores Washington and Lee faculty’s research, teaching and passion projects.
Campus Events
W&L Presents a Conversation with Reporters Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe
The New York Times investigative reporters gave a public talk on Jan. 24 in Stackhouse Theater.
Irina Mazilu to Deliver Endowed Professorship Lecture
Mazilu’s talk “A Physics Journey from Complex Systems to Simple Models” will be held in Northen Auditorium on Jan. 25.
John Lysaker is the Next Speaker in the Mudd Lecture Series
Lysaker, a professor of philosophy at Emory University, will give a lecture on Jan. 30 at 5 p.m. The event will also be available online at
W&L’s Campus Kitchen Hosts 11th Annual Souper Bowl
All proceeds from the Feb. 5 event will support the Campus Kitchen at W&L’s Backpack Program.
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). The Generals winter athletic season continues to go well, including these results on Jan. 21:
  • Men's basketball team celebrated an Alumni Day victory with a 104-62 win against the University of Lynchburg.
  • Women's basketball also celebrated Alumni Day by defeating the University of Lynchburg, 91-71.
  • Women's track and field team wrapped up the two-day Finn Pincus Invitational with five top-8 finishes.
  • Wrestling team downed Averett University 28-6.
View the 2023 composite sports schedule and check out these recent stories about W&L student-athletes, coaches and team news.
Lifelong Learning
W&L understands the importance of lifelong learning and offers a variety of programming to help satisfy your enduring curiosity about the world. Through Traveller, W&L's educational adventure program, participants will get to know and experience the world firsthand. Experience "Flavors of the Dordogne" with a trip to southwest France in May 2023. Learn more about the trip and how to book your spot here.
Through the Alumni College, we encourage you to benefit from the expertise of the W&L faculty by joining us for the 2023 Institute for Honor Symposium, "McDonald's vs. Putin: Corporate Responsibility in Times of Armed Conflict." The symposium, which will take place March 3-4, will feature a keynote address and two panel discussions that explore the responsibilities of a corporation or other businesses in wartime. Learn more about the program and save your spot here.
Follow @wlu.museums on Instagram
The Museums at W&L advance learning through direct engagement with the collections and facilitate an interdisciplinary appreciation of art, history and culture. Follow @wlu.museums to stay up-to-date with new exhibits and programming!
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