Campus Life

Campus Life

When you enroll at W&L, you join a vibrant, welcoming community. You and your peers will arrive with life experiences from many different places, and together, you will make W&L your own.

Our campus is at the center of a small, vibrant, two-college town that offers students abundant opportunities to become involved in the community and travel around the world. Students can take part in one of more than 100 clubs and organizations, and have access to abundant resources to develop programming suited to their interests.

Residential Campus

Building Your Community

As a residential campus, students at W&L have the benefit of getting to know each other and building a strong network of friends from their very first day.

People You Meet Along the Way

Lifelong Friendships

The people you meet at college are as important as the location. At W&L, you will be part of a welcoming community of individuals who have their own interests and dreams, and share core values of honor, integrity and civility.

Taking Care in Daily Life

Health and Wellness

Dining venues offer fresh, local and healthy options and wellness programs help students maintain healthy lifestyles. W&L provides indoor and outdoor facilities, including fitness centers, an indoor pool, and group exercise.

Getting to Know Each Other

First-Year Experience

Leading Edge programming at W&L allows first-year students to bond. Before they ever step into the classroom, they'll participate in memorable and meaningful experiences.

What Will You Do?

On and off campus, there is plenty to do here.

Opportunities: With a core liberal arts college, an undergraduate school of business, and a law school that integrates undergraduate studies in innovative ways, Washington and Lee University is uniquely capable of meeting the challenges of the modern world.
Opportunities: Washington and Lee University's innovative 4-week, one-class Spring Term at the end of each academic year is interdisciplinary, intense, and anything but traditional.
Community: Why do so many students love W&L? Our community welcomes everyone. Our honor system develops trust. Our faculty believe in our students. Our campus has a place for you.
Community: At its core, W&L’s Honor System is a student-governed code of conduct that ensures fairness and honesty. Our students are expected not to lie, cheat, or steal, but that’s only part of the equation.
Community: The number one thing to understand about life at a small college is that the campus is happening. Lively student activities programming, a thriving arts and music scene, 24 NCAA Division III sports, and outdoor adventure on the edge of campus ensure there.

Where You Will Live

Lexington, Virginia

Our vibrant town and idyllic setting are two things our students come to love best about W&L. Affectionately dubbed “Lex Vegas” by students and locals, Lexington is frequently listed among the mid-Atlantic’s best small towns.