Parents and Family Weekend: October 1-3, 2021

Registration is now closed for Parents and Family Weekend 2021.

If you have not previously registered, please stop by the registration table in Elrod Commons when you arrive on campus where we can register you in person.

Dates beyond 2021 have not yet been finalized but will be posted on this page 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 Universtiy 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.

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