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Family Connection: October 2023
Lab partners Magnum Cross ’27 and Kylee Cross ’27 work in a chemistry lab.
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: fall colors begin to pop on campus, students participate in a wiffleball tournament, this year's Athletics Hall of Fame inductees return to campus and much more!
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Save the Date: Parents and Family Weekend Oct. 4-6, 2024
W&L recently hosted students' families on campus for the 2023 Parents and Family Weekend, which featured informational and recreational activities, engagement opportunities with faculty members, and numerous sports and social events. The university has announced the dates for next year's Parents and Family Weekend: Oct. 4-6, 2024. Registration and other information about the weekend will be shared well in advance of the event. We hope you can join us on campus!
Check out scenes from 2023 Parents and Family Weekend here.
Giving First-Year Students An Edge
Washington and Lee's Leading Edge program welcomed the Class of 2027 to campus with dynamic programs designed to build community.
Elrod Commons Dining Renovation Set to Enter Second Phase
These additional renovations will expand the Marketplace dining room, provide additional outdoor patio seating, and reconfigure the Cohen Family Amphitheater.
W&L Student Co-Authors Paper Published by the Pain Medicine Journal
Lucy Worthy ’24 assisted in the research and helped publish the results alongside two W&L alumni.
Emerging into Leadership
Hamza Zia '26 is using his leadership skills to make a global impact.
W&L Students Attend Diverse Economics Conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
The Williams School and Department of Economics provided the opportunity for students to network and explore careers in the field of economics.
Digging Deep
W&L’s Summer Research Scholars program gives students hands-on experience in collaborative research with faculty mentors.
Campus Events
W&L Presents Thought-Provoking Play “Speech & Debate”
The production runs from Nov. 1-4 in Johnson Theatre on the W&L campus.
Staniar Gallery Presents Nestor Armando Gil’s “RASTROS (lo que se hace al andar)”
The solo exhibition will run from Nov. 1 through Dec. 8, 2023.
The Marlbrook Chamber Players Present “Obsessions: Ghosts of the Past”
The ensemble will perform at W&L’s Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 5.
University Wind Ensemble Presents “Musical (R)evolution”
The performance will take place Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Lenfest Center’s Wilson Concert Hall. The event will also be available to watch online at
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' fall sports teams are about to start postseason play. View the 2023-24 composite sports schedule and check out these stories about our student-athletes, coaches and team performances.
Lifelong Learning for W&L Parents
Lifelong Learning at W&L invites parents to the Institute for Honor Symposium, Addiction and Alienation in America: Corporate Responsibility and the Opioid Crisis, on March 8-9, 2024. Journalist and bestselling author of Dopesick, Beth Macy, will deliver the keynote address. The seminar offers a getaway in Lexington coupled with unique intellectual and social networking opportunities. Register today!
Save the Date
Registration for Winter Term 2024
Registration for Winter Term 2024 is open Oct. 30 through Nov. 7.
Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes)
The Thanksgiving Holiday will be observed Nov. 20-24. Classes will resume Monday, Nov. 27.
Final Examinations
Final examinations begin Dec. 9 and end Dec. 15. The last day of Fall Term classes is Dec. 8.
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