Scene on Campus, student accolades, Spring Term coverage, athletics highlights and more!
Family Connection: May 2022
Claire Gilreath ’25, Han Huynh ’25, Katie Wagner ’25 and Hailey Neaman ’25 play a card game 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: Spring Term comes to a close, commencement is around the corner and a sneak peek of summer debuts on The Colonnade.
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Feature Stories
Class of 2022: Looking Back
As we say farewell to the members of the Class of 2022, let's take a look back at their first days as Generals.
Numerous Washington and Lee Students Earn Prestigious Fellowship Opportunities
Among the awards received: Boren Scholarship, Gilman Scholarships, Udall Scholarship, Center for Arabic Study Abroad, Teaching Assistant Program in France and Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships.
Art in the Right Place
Students in Elliott King’s Spring Term class, “Modern Art in Barcelona,” were steeped in Spanish art, history and architecture during an unforgettable educational trip to Barcelona and Madrid.
Spring Term Course Brings CSI To Life
CSI: W&L students learned forensic science with the help of a real FBI evidence response team.
Finding the Allure of Paris
Students in Michael and Lena Hill’s Spring Term course discovered what inspired writers of past generations.
Life on Two Legs
In this Spring Term course, students made data science look like a walk in the park.
W&L to Match 100% of Electricity Use with Solar Energy
A new deal will establish an offsite solar farm from which W&L will purchase energy equivalent to 100% of campus electricity use, allowing the university to lower greenhouse gas emissions, save money and close in on its goal of carbon neutrality.
Student-Athletes Partner with Boxerwood
Washington and Lee athletic teams partnered with Boxerwood’s COREworks program on community projects to offset carbon emissions in Rockbridge County.
Community Cupboards Collaboration Addresses Food Insecurity
The recent Community Cupboards collaboration with the Virginia Cooperative Extension offered students the opportunity to tackle food insecurity from a cross-disciplinary perspective.
Upcoming Events
Baccalaureate Service
The Baccalaureate Service is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 10 a.m., on the Front Lawn.
The 235th Undergraduate Commencement
The 235th undergraduate commencement is scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 10 a.m. on the Front Lawn. Commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live on the web for those unable to attend.
Stay up to date on all commencement-related activities
Washington and Lee Athletics
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference recently announced that Washington and Lee University had seized the Dan Wooldridge Overall Sports Champion Cup for the 20th consecutive year. The Generals claimed all three of the cups, taking the overall award and the men's and women's cups. W&L won the women's cup for the 19th straight year and took the men's cup for the seventh straight year, marking seven consecutive years the Blue and White has received all three of the cups.
Here are a few highlights from some of the Generals' spring sports teams:
  • Men's Golf – The Generals finished 8th in the NCAA Championship, the fifth time in program history they placed in the Top 10 at the Division III Championship.
  • Women's Golf - The Blue and White placed 13th in the NCAA National Championship, its fourth Top 15 finish in program history.
  • Men's Lacrosse – The Generals (12-7) advanced to the NCAA tournament, but saw their season come to an end in the second round.
  • Women's Lacrosse – ODAC champion and fifth-ranked W&L (19-3) advanced through the first three NCAA tournament rounds, but lost in the quarterfinals.
  • Women's Tennis – After winning the ODAC tournament, the 21st-ranked Blue and White (16-7) saw its season come to an end in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
  • Men's Tennis – After winning the ODAC crown, the Generals (15-9) fell in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
View the 2022 composite sports schedule.
Check out these recent stories about our student-athletes, coaches and team performances.
Lifelong Learning
Washington and Lee University operates one of the most respected arrays of lifelong learning and educational tour programs in the nation. Parents are invited to join alumni for the fellowship and adventure of Lifelong Learning at W&L. The program presents a collection of opportunities available this summer on campus, around the world and in your own home. Offerings include the Alumni College campus sessions in July and various trips in 2022-23 via W&L Traveller. If a virtual experience is preferred, through "W&L at Home," we bring the experience to you.
View all of W&L's Lifelong Learning opportunities for parents here.
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