Community Updates

Covid-19 Planning Update: Our Approach to Fall Term

On Friday, June 26, Elizabeth Oliver, Steve McAllister and Sidney Evans wrote to faculty, staff and students regarding the university's approach to fall term, which is pending approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Summer Campus Access

On Wednesday, June 17, the university released parameters for summer 2020 campus access.

Returning to the Workplace

On Wednesday, June 3, Steve McAllister, Elizabeth Oliver and Mary Main wrote to faculty and staff regarding plans for returning employees to the workplace.

Fall 2020 Calendar

On Tuesday, June 2, Interim Provost Elizabeth Oliver wrote to faculty, staff and students regarding the Fall 2020 academic calendar.

Spring 2020 Campus Update

On Friday, May 8, President Dudley wrote to faculty, staff and students with an update on contingency planning and other news from campus.

Planning for the Summer and Fall

On Monday, April 20, President Dudley wrote to faculty and staff about the university's contingency planning process for Fall Term.

2020 Commencement

On Wednesday, April 1, President Dudley wrote to members of the undergraduate and law classes of 2020 with the news that the 2020 Commencement exercises will be postponed to a later date.

Student Account Adjustments: March 18, 2020

In a message to undergraduate students, parents and guardians on March 18, Vice President Steve McAllister shared details about plans to credit student accounts for unused room and board payments and flex dollars, as well as how the university will handle work-study positions this spring.

A Personal Message from President Dudley: March 15, 2020

On Friday evening, I wrote to students, faculty, and staff with the difficult news that we have suspended on-campus classes and will take a two-week recess before shifting to virtual instruction for the remainder of the year. Today I want to share with you what I have observed in the course of this extraordinary week, and what it has revealed about the Washington and Lee community.

Transition to Virtual Instruction: March 13, 2020

In light of rapidly changing circumstances in Virginia and in the U.S., we have made the decision to suspend in-person classes immediately, and transition to virtual instruction for both undergraduate and law students for the remainder of the current term.

New Policies Governing Visitors, Campus Events and Travel: March 12, 2020

Yesterday we wrote regarding W&L's current plan for Winter and Spring Term. Like colleges across the country, W&L is consulting with regional and national public health experts and making difficult decisions in the interest of our community. There continue to be no reported cases of COVID-19 on our campus or in Rockbridge County. Based on current guidance from the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, we believe attempting to finish Winter Term classes on campus remains the best course of action.

W&L Campus Remains Open: March 11, 2020

As the number of cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to increase in the United States and abroad, we are aware that many colleges are extending spring breaks, suspending on-campus classes or transitioning to online course delivery. We are writing with an update on W&L's current plan for Winter and Spring Term

COVID-19 Campus Update: March 6, 2020

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world and reported cases grow in the United States, officials at W&L are making decisions regarding international programs and travel, and working to prepare for the possibility of an outbreak on campus and in the surrounding community. We will provide weekly email updates every Monday beginning on March 9, 2020, until the risk to our community has abated.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Feb. 28, 2020

As students and faculty returned to campus following Washington Break, Vice President of Student Affairs Sidney Evans wrote to the community with a reminder about precautions to take regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Feb. 28, 2020

As students and faculty departed for Washington Break, Vice President of Student Affairs Sidney Evans wrote to the community regarding precautions to take to guard against infection.

Health Alert: Feb. 14, 2020

Dr. Jane Horton wrote to the community with an updated health alert regarding a new coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

Health Alert: Jan. 27, 2020

Dr. Jane Horton wrote to the community with a health alert regarding a new coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.