Arrivals and Orientation

The First-Year Orientation introduces the newest members of our community to those Washington and Lee traditions which are central, both philosophically and functionally, to the University. The Honor system, speaking tradition, student self-governance, Leading Edge, undergraduate curriculum, educational and social events, student organizations and meeting fellow classmates are just a few of the many highlights of the Orientation program.

Members of our Student Affairs staff take great pride in working as collaborative partners with our students. Please explore our website and feel free to call (540-458-8037) or e-mail us ( We would enjoy talking with you!

      Arrival Information

      Information on arrivals for fall athletes, new students, and sources of transportation to get to Lexington.

      Parent Orientation

      The Parent Orientation sessions provide family members with a foundation of basic information, the opportunity to interact with key administrators and answers to any questions.

      University Student Handbook

      The policies of Washington and Lee University are under continual examination and revision. This Student Handbook is not a contract; it merely presents the policies in effect at the time of publication and in no way guarantees that the policies will not change.


      First-Year students will work with faculty serving as registration advisers to complete a registration preferences form during the summer. Fall class schedules will be shared in August.

      Campus Mail

      Campus Mail Services is located at 115 W Nelson Street. The physical address is 204 W. Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450-2116.