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Your First Year

Getting Involved

There are so many ways to get involved on campus during your first year, and one of the best ways is to join the First-Year Leadership Council!

First-Year Housing

All First-Year students at Washington and Lee University live in on-campus housing. The First-Year residence halls are divided into sections of 12 to 20 students, each supervised by a Resident Adviser who is a trained, upper-division student, capable of giving sympathetic and informed guidance to First-Years.

Academic Success

A hallmark of the University is the close interaction between students and faculty both in and outside the classroom. This relationship forms the foundation for your academic success. You should make sure to talk with your adviser about academic aspirations, questions and concerns. You should also go talk to your professors when you have questions in a course you are taking.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center provides medical evaluation and care of student health concerns, both in an out-patient office setting, and an infirmary setting for round-the-clock care when needed. We strive to provide comprehensive primary medical care to W&L students, including evaluation and treatment of illness or injury, as well as preventive health services.

Dining Services

Dining Services invites you to experience a variety of campus food service selections and locations. We offer a variety of meal plan options to accommodate the various dining needs of our students, faculty and staff. Our department is committed to serving nutritious meals and offering a high standard of service to the campus community.

Career Development

Career Development staff will provide you with the resources and guidance needed to assess your interests and values, recognize and use your skills and talents, promote the strengths of your liberal arts education, and develop and implement your academic or career plans.