Orientation FAQ

What is the schedule for Orientation Week?

See Arrivals and Orientation. You will receive an Orientation Week schedule when you officially check-in on Saturday.

Is there an Emergency Alert system I can sign up for?

Yes. During Matriculation (part of Orientation Week), first-year students will have the opportunity to sign up for General Alerts, our emergency cell and text message system. At that time, students can list up to 4 numbers to receive these alerts. Please click here for more information.

Class Facebook

The first-year program publishes the "Freshman Record", AKA the "First-Year Facebook" at W&L. This full-color printed directory of the first-year class includes photographs, hometown, high school, interests and intended major in addition to a photo directory of campus and campus opportunities. Many parents also order a copy for themselves, which is shipped in August.  You can order your Facebook through Generals' HQ.