Arrivals and Orientation

The 5-day Orientation Week introduces the newest members of our community to those Washington and Lee traditions which are central, both philosophically and functionally, to the University. The Honor system, speaking tradition, student self-governance, undergraduate curriculum, educational and social events, student organizations and meeting fellow classmates are just a few of the many highlights of the Orientation program.

To view the schedule of events during Orientation Week, please click here to see the online brochure.

Members of our Student Affairs staff take great pride in working as collaborative partners with our students. Please explore our website and feel free to call (540-458-8754) or e-mail us ( We would enjoy talking with you!

      Arrival Information

      Information on arrivals for fall athletes, Leading Edge participants, and sources of transportation to get to Lexington.

      Parents Orientation

      The Parents Orientation sessions provide family members with a foundation of basic information, the opportunity to interact with key administrators and answers to any questions.

      University Student Handbook

      The policies of Washington and Lee University are under continual examination and revision. This Student Handbook is not a contract; it merely presents the policies in effect at the time of publication and in no way guarantees that the policies will not change.

      University Registrar

      First-Year students register for classes during orientation in September. Students are given training on the WebAdvisor registration process and work with faculty advisers to create a class schedule during this time.

      Campus Mail

      Campus Mail Services is located in the Early Fielding Building. The physical address is 204 W. Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450-2116.