Parents and Family Weekend: Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2022

Thank you to all the parents and family members who joined us on campus for the 67th annual Parents and Family Weekend. We hope you enjoyed your time here and we look forward to you joining us next year.

Parents and Family Weekend 2022 is scheduled for September 30 - October 2, 2022. Dates beyond 2022 have not yet been finalized, but will be posted here as soon as they are set.

COVID-19 Precautions

Although the Washington and Lee campus is a highly vaccinated community, due to the size of Parents and Family Weekend and the number of visitors in attendance, all attendees, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in all public indoor spaces while on campus and in all buffet food lines, both indoors and outdoors. While not required, we strongly encourage attendees to wear masks at outdoor events during Parents and Family Weekend. We appreciate our alumni, families and friends helping us keep our campus safe.

Attire for the weekend is informal.

Parking on Campus

Visiting family members are encouraged to park in the parking garage. It is a short walk up the hill to the John W. Elrod University Commons.

On-Campus - Checking In

The Parents and Family Weekend Schedule of Events is subject to change. Please check back often for updates and upon arriving to Lexington, please check in at the registration table in Elrod Commons Living Room to receive your name tag and any special notices.

John W. Elrod University Commons

President John W. Elrod's vision for the Commons was to serve as the "living room" for Washington and Lee University. The Elrod Commons serves as the center of student life and activity. It is the central location for all University constituencies to gather and feel at home.

The Elrod Commons services as a place to enhance the learning experience of the University, promote social development, and foster collaboration and communcation among all. It is home to the Marketplace, Stackhouse Theater, WLUR Radio Station, University Store, Commons Living Room, Cafe '77/Emporium, Division of Student Affairs, Career Developement, student organizations suite and meeting spaces.

Online On Campus

Most of the campus is wireless, and you may use computer terminals in the Leyburn Library. For instructions on connecting to the wireless network, visit


  • Lexington Golf and Country Club: (540) 463-3542
  • Vista Links located in Buena Vista: (540) 261-4653

Jogging, Running, and Hiking

The University track and local trails provide outstanding facilities.

Athletic Center

Due to Covid, parents and family members will not be permitted in the fitness center or group classes. We hope to open up these options in future years.

Parents and family members are more than welcome to use outdoor tennis facilities and tour the new athletic center with their student at their convenience.

For more information, please contact the Office of Special Events at (540) 458-4822 or