Resources for Off-Campus Housing

Many Washington and Lee undergraduate and law students will live in the Lexington and Rockbridge County communities during their time at the University. The resources here are designed to assist those students in their selection of housing and in making responsible decisions with regarding to their living situation.

First-years, sophomores, and juniors are required to live in University housing as part of the University's three year residency requirement. Rising seniors typically secure living arrangements off-campus, however a limited number of rooms are usually available for seniors who wish to remain on campus. Law students are not eligible for University housing.

Washington and Lee Resources

Off-Campus Student Housing Guide

Being a Good Neighbor
Living off-campus means students become part of a community.

Campus Community Coalition
The Campus Community Coalition was founded to promote and facilitate progressive communication, cooperation, and collaboration between the student body, neighboring community, landlords, law enforcement, and the University administration to address issues in our community.

Damage Checklist (pdf)
Use when you move into an apartment or house.

Fire Safety Checklist (pdf)
Survey your apartment and your living habits.

Local and Area Resources

Rockbridge County Resources

City of Lexington Resources

Legal Resources

Virginia Landlord-Tenant Handbook (2013) (pdf)

Renters' Rights: The Basics
 A great source of info that does not read quite so legalistically as the Virginia Landlord-Tenant Handbook. This is through our library so you'll need your W&L access information to connect.