Upcoming campus construction projects, the orchestra and wind ensemble present their Winter Term concerts, Mock Convention kickoff and other new
Family Connection: March 2023
Students work in the Ruscio Center for Global Learning.
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: Spring arrives on W&L's campus, BEEHIVE – The '60s Musical premieres at the Lenfest Center, Philanthropy Education Week, Generals Athletics, and much more!
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W&L Announces Upcoming Campus Construction Projects
A new Williams School facility and renovations to University Chapel and Sydney Lewis Hall among several projects on the horizon.
ODK Holds Spring Initiation For W&L Honorees
W&L President Emeritus Kenneth Ruscio addressed new members of ODK during their spring induction ceremony.
CBL’s Faculty Collaborative Creates Connection Across Campus
CBL’s new initiative is an opportunity for faculty development, student collaboration and deepening partnerships with the surrounding community.
Student Organization Spotlight: Mock Convention
Mock Convention gathers steam as the organization hosted its Spring Kickoff event on March 21.
Ellie Penner ’23 Awarded Critical Language Scholarship to Study in India
Penner has received a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Bangla this summer in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Campus Events
University Orchestra to Perform Winter Term Concert
The March 23 program will feature the winner of this year’s concerto-aria contest and will be available online at livestream.com/wlu.
Federal Reserve Board of Governors Member to Give H. Parker Willis Lecture
Philip Jefferson’s talk on March 27 is free and open to the public.
Author Kevin Quashie to Give Annual Shannon-Clark Lecture
In addition to his March 30 lecture, Quashie will also lead a retreat with English majors and faculty.
W&L Repertory Dance Company and Rockbridge Symphony Present Public Performance
This series, from March 30-April 1, honors Black composers and marks the first collaboration between the two ensembles. The performance will also be available online at livestream.com/wlu.
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' spring athletic season is off to a strong start with several teams enjoying top-25 national rankings. View the 2023 composite sports schedule and check out these recent stories about W&L student-athletes, coaches and team news.
Save the Date
18th Annual Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar
This year's featured author is contemporary novelist Amor Towles, and discussions will center around his latest work, "The Lincoln Highway."
Learn more and register
Undergraduate Baccalaureate Service
The university's undergraduate baccalaureate service will take place on the Front Lawn of the main campus.
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Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Graduation is on the horizon for the Class of 2023! The university’s 236th undergraduate Commencement will take place on the Front Lawn of the main campus.
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Lifelong Learning
Drone view of the Colonnade W&L understands the importance of lifelong learning and offers a variety of programming to help satisfy your enduring curiosity about the world. W&L parents enjoy campus programs, as well as travel the world with educational tours with university faculty and select guides. "A W&L Education: Up Close and Personal" in July 2023 will give parents and alumni the opportunity to come to campus and engage with the university's outstanding teaching faculty while discussing current issues and cultural history. Learn more about this program and how to reserve your spot here.
Follow @mockconvention on Instagram
W&L’s Mock Convention 2024 kicked off on March 21! Follow Mock Convention on social media to stay up to date with events and programming.
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