Appalachian Adventure gives students the opportunity to challenge themselves and meet fellow First-Year and upper-division students, all while hiking the Appalachian Trail.
The Leading Edge Pre-Orientation Program
Students who participate in The Leading Edge program recall the time as one of their best college memories.
Choose one of four program tracks this year: Appalachian Adventure, Volunteer Venture, Sustainability, or Freedom Ride. Each will prepare you for an amazing experience as a First-Year student at Washington and Lee.
The Leading Edge 2020 Pre-Orientation Program takes place the week before regular First-Year student orientation begins. The programs are small and inviting, a testament to the atmosphere of W&L. The Leading Edge provides incoming First-Year students with the opportunity to begin their college career with friends, a sense of community, sharpened teamwork skills, and a memorable, meaningful, and challenging experience. The College Board recommends pre-orientation programs as a "great way for new students to get acclimated to their new environment and meet others with shared interests" in low pressure settings. Leading Edge programs engage incoming First-Years from the start of their undergraduate experience, emphasizing the community aspect of college life.
Registration for The Leading Edge trips will open Tuesday, June 2 at 11:00 am (EDT) in the Student GHQ.