Start of Fall Term, student photos, campus programming and other news from W&L.
Family Connection: September 2022
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
Academic Fair in Leyburn Library
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: Orientation activities, Convocation and the first day of classes for Fall Term.
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W&L President Will Dudley sitting at his desk.
Distinctively W&L | President Will Dudley
Concerns about freedom of speech at colleges and universities arise in response to a variety of well-publicized phenomena. Where does W&L stand on these issues?
Save the Date: Parents and Family Weekend Oct. 6-8, 2023
W&L is preparing to welcome students' families back to campus Sept. 30-Oct. 2 for the 2022 Parents and Family Weekend, which features informational and recreational activities, gives parents the opportunity to meet with faculty members, observe campus life and participate in social events. The university has identified the dates for next year's Parents and Family Weekend: Oct. 6-8, 2023. Registration and other information about the weekend will be shared well in advance of the event.
Bridge Repair to Affect Traffic Near Campus
Families visiting W&L for the 2022 Parents and Family Weekend or for other occasions in the months ahead should be aware of a bridge repair project that will affect vehicle and pedestrian traffic near campus. The City of Lexington will begin repair work on the W. Nelson St./US 60W bridge over Woods Creek on Sept. 26. The work, which is expected to take approximately six months to complete, will require the vehicular bridge to be reduced to one lane, with a temporary stop light to manage traffic. Please be aware of the possibility of increased traffic on Denny Circle, and potential traffic backups on W. Nelson St./US 60W, near Gaines Hall and Wilson Hall/Lenfest Center, and between the bridge and West Denny Circle, near the entrance to the Liberty Hall Ruins and W&L's athletic fields. Read more about this project.
Feature Stories
The Class of 2026 poses for its official photo.
Meet the Class of 2026
Washington and Lee University proudly welcomed 478 new undergraduate students to campus over several days leading up to the beginning of classes on Sept. 8.
Summer Opportunities: Off the Beaten Path
Undergraduate students blazed their own trails this summer to pursue their passions.
Appalachian Adventure Leading Edge trip
Scene on Campus 09.07.2022
Campus is buzzing with energy as students move in, participate in Pre-Orientation trips and kick off fall athletic seasons.
Campus Events
Drone view of the Colonnade
Parents and Family Weekend: Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022
We look forward to seeing many parents and family members on campus next weekend.
Mudd Center
Mudd Center Launches 2022-2023 Lecture Series
Humanity has faced increased challenges and difficult tests over the past two years. In these trying times, the university's Mudd Center for Ethics is actively choosing to focus on the good in its 2022-23 series on “Beneficence: Practicing an Ethics of Care.”
Author Bill McKibben
Author to Present Talk on Climate Change on Sept. 26
Bill McKibben, author, educator, activist and founder of Third Act, will give a lecture in University Chapel.
Staniar Gallery Presents Fall 2022 Programs and Exhibitions
The first of three fall exhibitions is now open to the public.
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 fall seasons for the Generals are in full swing and conference competition is about to heat up. View the 2022-23 composite sports schedule. Check out these recent stories about W&L student-athletes, coaches and team news.
Lifelong Learning
Washington and Lee University offers one of the most respected arrays of lifelong learning programs in the nation. Alumni, parents and friends can participate in a wide variety of educational opportunities, including programs on campus and educational travel to an immense variety of destinations – domestic and abroad. For the at-home learner, W&L offers several virtual classroom experiences, including webinars on current issues, a series of podcast interviews with university faculty, a virtual book club and much more.
Read about the latest events here.
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