Residential Life

The living and learning experience at W&L is based on the tradition of honor. Trust, respect, and civility are principles that guide the experiences of all community members. There are many opportunities to become invested in campus life and leadership activities--get involved! Our staff members provide quality educational and social programs throughout the year that support academic initiatives and foster positive relationships.

The W&L living experience will provide you with the support necessary to become a vital member of the overall W&L community. If you should have any questions throughout the year, please feel free to contact our office at (540) 458-8405.

Dates and Deadlines

Important dates throughout the school year for students living in campus housing.

Housing Services

Housing services include a microfridge rental program and laundry service.

First-Year Housing

All First-Year students at Washington and Lee University are required to live in on-campus housing. Both single and double rooms are available in the four First-Year residence halls.

Upper-Division Housing

Sophomores are required to live in University housing, and juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply.

Resources for Off-Campus Housing

The resources here are designed to assist undergraduates in their selection of housing in the Lexington and Rockbridge County community, and to help them make responsible decisions regarding their living situation.

Residential Life Program

The residential life staff is comprised of upper-division student leaders who are selected through a competitive process during fall term for the next academic year. Resident Advisers (RA's) work with both first-year students in the First-Year residence halls and upper-division students in Woods Creek Apartments and theme houses. The selection process to serve as an RA is rigorous. RA's are knowledgeable about Washington and Lee and are available to residents to discuss problems and answer questions.