Students’ summer experiences, the start of Fall Term, campus programming and other news from W&L.
Family Connection: September 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
Students hiking Apple Orchard North on the Appalachian Adventure Leading Edge trip pose for a photo at Cornelius Creek Shelter before setting up camp for the night.
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: the Class of 2027 participates in Leading Edge programs, the Generals kick off their fall season with home football and field hockey games, first-year students build community at a BBQ sponsored by the Alumni Association, and much more!
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Parents and Family Weekend Oct. 6-8, 2023
W&L is preparing to welcome students' families back to campus Oct. 6-8 for the 2023 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. Check out the full schedule of events, and if you forgot to register, it's not too late! Registration closes on Sept. 28.
Washington and Lee Welcomes the Class of 2027
The university’s first-year class represents 26 countries and 43 U.S. states and territories.
Students Realize Dreams Through Innovative Summer Internships
Grant funding through W&L's Johnson Program allows student recipients to pursue passion projects and career development around the world.
Lending a Helping Hand
W&L students gain new perspectives after internships through the Shepherd Program.
W&L’s Alina de Zoysa ’25 Awarded the Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service
De Zoysa is the university’s first recipient of the two-year scholarship for juniors interested in a public service career.
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.
W&L Around the World
Students explored the world this summer thanks to grant funding opportunities through the Center for International Education.
Campus Events
Washington and Lee University to Host Entrepreneurship Summit
The two-day event will be held on campus Sept. 29-30.
Mock Convention Will Host Auction During Parents and Family Weekend
Tickets to the Oct. 5 event in Evans Hall are available now.
W&L’s Contact Committee Presents Award-Winning Star of Stage and Screen Brendan Hunt for Parents and Family Weekend
All tickets have currently been reserved for the Oct. 5 event. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email with your name and the number of tickets requested.
W&L Choral and Instrumental Programs to Hold Parents and Family Weekend Concerts
Kick off the 2023-24 season with W&L’s choral ensembles on Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. and instrumental ensembles on Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. in Wilson Concert Hall.
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 2023-24 composite sports schedule and check out these stories about our student-athletes, coaches and team performances.
Lifelong Learning for W&L Parents
The Office of Lifelong Learning invites W&L parents and friends to join our extremely popular travel programs. In June 2024, W&L travels to Norway's High Arctic, the Land of the Ice Bears, with Professor of Geology Chris Connors. This is a rare opportunity to see the magnificent glaciers, fjords, and wildlife of the Svalbard archipelago. Learn about all our programs or contact us for more information via our website. If you aren't able to travel with us, stay connected to W&L through our podcast, W&L After Class.
Save the Date
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.
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