Parents and Family Weekend

**Parents and Family Weekend 2021 is scheduled for October 1-3, 2021**

Dates beyond 2021 have not yet been finalized, but will be posted on this page as soon as they are set.

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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
The John W. Elrod University Commons brings together student, faculty and staff services and blends state-of-the-art technology with the historic charm of the campus architecture. The 89,000-square-foot building opened in late summer 2004 and is the home to the Division of Student Affairs, University Store, Career Development, the Marketplace and Café '77 dining facilities, a game room, a 196-seat theater and auditorium, student organization offices, and meeting spaces. The outdoor amphitheater adds a gathering place and a boardwalk bridge connects the Elrod Commons to the Footbridge and the parking garage.

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

Recreational Activities
W&L Fitness Center, 3rd Level of Doremus Gymnasium
Due to ongoing restoration of the facility, there will be no lockers available when the fitness center is open.
Please sign in under the guest column when using the facility.
There will also be no towel or laundry services. Please provide your own athletic equipment.

Read more about the indoor athletic facilities transition plan.

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

Jogging, Running, Hiking
The University track and local trails provide outstanding facilities.

On the W&L courts and in the Duchossois Tennis Center.
Call (540) 458-8118 for reservations.

W&L Natatorium. Call the pool hotline at (540) 458-8926 for more information.

Fitness Studio
FLEX Fitness is a boutique studio conveniently located at 314 S. Main Street that offers Schwinn indoor cycling and group fitness classes including TRX, strength, cardio, and dance fitness. For more information, visit

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