Campus Events

First-Year Orientation

Orientation Week introduces the newest members of our community to those Washington and Lee traditions which are central, both functionally and philosophically, to the past, present, and future of the University. On arrival day, we also offer parents orientation sessions to provide family members with answers to questions they may have prior to departing campus.


Undergraduate commencement takes place each May on our historic front lawn. The event is broadcast live on the web for those family members who are unable to attend in person.