Housing move-in dates, Parent Orientation, Class of 2023 Outcomes and other news from campus.
Family Connection: July 2023
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 families@wlu.edu.
The Colonnade is patiently waiting for students to arrive on campus!
Update from the Office of Residence Life
Important Housing Dates for Fall Term 2023
W&L has established Fall Term move-in dates for residential students in university housing, including Gaines, Graham-Lees, Woods Creek Apartments, the village, theme and fraternity/sorority houses. Any changes to this move-in information will be communicated directly to students and updated on the Office of Residence Life website.
Fall sport athletes and students serving in certain leadership positions may request early arrival and should check with their coach and/or organizational advisers. All other early arrival requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis for extenuating circumstances only. To request early arrival based on an extenuating circumstance, students should complete the "Early Arrival Request" form via go.wlu.edu/erezlife no later than Aug. 14, 2023.
Aug. 18-20: Arrival for International Students
  • Aug. 21-26: International Student Orientation – General information and common questions and answers for international students related to orientation and arriving at W&L.
Aug. 26: Move-in for first-year students
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – You will receive your specific move-in timeslot and other information via WLU email. It's imperative that you arrive during your scheduled time.
  • 3-5 p.m. – Leading Edge Check-In. (For questions about Leading Edge, please contact Kim Hodge, Assistant Dean of Students).
Sept. 3: University housing opens for all undergraduate students
  • All upper-division students, including transfer students, not approved for early arrival may move in on this day. Please check your email regularly and follow instructions about traffic flow and key pick-up.
If you have questions regarding these housing dates or early arrival requests, please dial 540-458-8405 or email Hannah Phillips (assistant director of Residence Life).
In-Person Orientation for Parents of New Students
An in-person orientation for parents of new students will be held on campus at the Lenfest Center on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 3-5 p.m. Attendance is optional.
  • 3 p.m. – President's Welcome to Parents (Lenfest Center, Keller Theater)
  • 3:20 p.m. – Academic Panel for Parents (Lenfest Center, Keller Theater)
  • 4 p.m. – Student Affairs Panel for Parents (Lenfest Center, Keller Theater)
  • 4:40 p.m. – Student Affairs Q&A (Lenfest Center, Kamen Gallery)
Additional information about Parent Orientation and how to support your student is available here.
W&L Named a Top-Performing Institution for Boren Scholarships
Washington and Lee is the only liberal arts college to be named among the top five institutions for producing Boren Scholarship recipients.
W&L Outcomes
Washington and Lee graduates are prepared for lifelong learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others and engaged citizenship in a diverse global society. Read more about what our most recent graduates are doing next.
2023 Annual Fund Tops $10 Million
Total giving to all areas reached an impressive $73.9 million, the second highest total in W&L history.
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 ODAC recently released its 2022-23 All-Academic Team, and Washington and Lee once again led the league with a record-shattering number of athletes honored. The Generals totaled 529 of the 2,514 All-Academic Team members named from the 17 member institutions. W&L became the league's first institution to exceed the 500 mark and broke the previous record of 461 set last year by the Generals. The Blue and White compiled a state-best 236-77-9 (.747) overall record during the 2022-23 school year, claiming 12 ODAC championships.
Opening games for several fall sports teams take place Sept. 1. View the 2023-24 composite sports schedule.
Check out these stories about our student-athletes, coaches and team performances.
Lifelong Learning for W&L Parents
W&L is committed to the idea that education is a lifelong journey. The Travel Program offered by our Office of Lifelong Learning combines opportunities to experience the world firsthand, learn from scholars and experts, and travel as part of the W&L family. We invite parents and friends to join us on one of our upcoming educational adventures, including the Great Outdoors program in spectacular New Zealand (February 2024). Learn more about this tour and how to register online or send us an email at lifelong@wlu.edu.
Save the Date
First-Year Student Move-In On Campus
First-year students will receive their specific move-in timeslot and other information via WLU email.
More information
Upper-Division Student Move-In On Campus
All upper-division students, including transfer students, not approved for early arrival on campus may move in on this day. Students should check their email regularly and follow instructions about traffic flow and key pick-up.
More information
W&L Entrepreneurship Summit 2023
The 2023 Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be hosted on campus Sept. 29-30, is designed to equip participants with invaluable insights from W&L alumni across diverse industries. Don’t miss this chance to inspire your entrepreneurial mindset and build your professional network.
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Parents and Family Weekend
The university will host the 69th annual celebration of Parents and Family Weekend Oct. 6-8, 2023, honoring the families of W&L students. The weekend will combine informational and recreational activities, giving parents the opportunity to meet faculty members, review campus life and participate in social events.
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W&L Real Estate Forum 2023
The 2023 Real Estate Forum will be held Oct. 12-13 in the heart of Washington, D.C. Don’t miss this unique chance to network with W&L alumni, expand your professional connections and explore the latest trends in commercial real estate.
More information
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