The Leading Edge Pre-Orientation Program takes place the week before regular First-Year student orientation begins. The programs are small and inviting, a testament to the atmosphere of W&L. The Leading Edge provides incoming First-Year students with the opportunity to begin their college career with friends, a sense of community, sharpened teamwork skills, and a memorable, meaningful, and challenging experience.
Before You Arrive Spring & Summer as a Confirmed Student
The First-Year Experience is up and running by mid-April with the New Student Guidebook and Summer Timeline mailing, which outline the summer responsibilities of a new General. This information will explain how to obtain your W&L e-mail and what forms need to be filled out. First-Years are expected to utilize their W&L e-mail accounts and to check their e-mail daily since this is the primary way the University conducts its business with students. FYs receive their room assignment and the name of their initial faculty adviser via e-mail. FYs should also make time to review the University Student Handbook.