Alumni FAQs

Academics (view all)

Can I still order a transcript?

As always, official digital transcripts for students who have attended from 1985 to the present are available through the National Student Clearinghouse by using the link at http://go.wlu.edu/transcripts or clicking the icon on the University Registrar web page. Since we are working remotely, if you need a transcript this summer, please order a digital transcript. We look forward to assisting you with requests for printed transcripts once we are back in our office.

Will the Class of 2020 commencement ceremonies be held on campus?

Online degree conferral ceremonies were held for the law class of 2020 on Friday, May 8., and the undergraduate class of 2020 on Thursday, May 26th. Recordings of the events can be viewed online. The in-person, traditional Commencement exercises for W&L's law and undergraduate Classes of 2020 will take place on Saturday, April 3, 2021, and Sunday, May 23, 2021, respectively.

Events (view all)

Has W&L canceled any events or restricted visitors to campus?

The university instituted several policies that took effect March 14, 2020, and remain in effect until further notice:

Starting in June, Washington and Lee is implementing a phased return to the workplace plan that applies to all faculty, staff and administrators. Our priority is the safety and well-being of our campus and surrounding community, and the plan has been designed to promote a gradual and safe return.

We will continue to monitor the spread of the virus and make changes to policies as necessary to protect the health and safety of our community. Decisions regarding future campus events will be communicated on W&L's Coronavirus Response website and via email.

Will the Class of 2020 commencement ceremonies be held on campus?

Online degree conferral ceremonies were held for the law class of 2020 on Friday, May 8., and the undergraduate class of 2020 on Thursday, May 26th. Recordings of the events can be viewed online. The in-person, traditional Commencement exercises for W&L's law and undergraduate Classes of 2020 will take place on Saturday, April 3, 2021, and Sunday, May 23, 2021, respectively.

Health and Wellness (view all)

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Learn about COVID-19 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

How does coronavirus spread?

COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person interaction. Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus. We are still learning about how the virus spreads and the severity of illness it causes. For more information, see the CDC page, How COVID-19 Spreads.

What are the symptoms and complications that COVID-19 can cause?

Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Read about COVID-19 symptoms on the CDC website.

University Operations/Facilities (view all)

Has W&L canceled any events or restricted visitors to campus?

The university instituted several policies that took effect March 14, 2020, and remain in effect until further notice:

Starting in June, Washington and Lee is implementing a phased return to the workplace plan that applies to all faculty, staff and administrators. Our priority is the safety and well-being of our campus and surrounding community, and the plan has been designed to promote a gradual and safe return.

We will continue to monitor the spread of the virus and make changes to policies as necessary to protect the health and safety of our community. Decisions regarding future campus events will be communicated on W&L's Coronavirus Response website and via email.