Upper Division FAQs

When can I move into upper division housing (theme houses, Greek houses, Woods Creek Apartments) and where do I pickup my room key?

Where can I do my laundry?

Can I rent a MicroFridge as an Upper Division student?

Can I have a microwave in my room?

What does my kitchen come with?

What size is my bed?

Do I need renter's insurance?


Where can I park?

How much is a parking pass?


If I live too close to campus to use University parking areas, do I still need to register my vehicle?

Will my vehicle really be towed if I park in a different lot than I am approved for?


When can I move into upper division housing (theme houses, Greek houses, Woods Creek Apartments) and where do I pickup my room key?
Students are not allowed to move into campus housing prior to Sunday, September 6, 2015 (including Greek houses) unless they are a member of an approved early arrival group such as FYOC, RA staff, athletes, etc. If you are unsure if you are approved to move in earlier than the specified UD move in date, please contact your group leader, faculty or staff adviser, or coach. Individual requests for early arrival must be approved by Amy Perkins, Director of Residence and Greek Life. The early arrival policy is strictly monitored and enforced.

Key Pick-Up:
For Woods Creek/Theme Houses: You may pick up your keys from the Student Affairs Office in Commons 247 during normal business hours.  If you arrive after business hours, your key will be held at the Public Safety Office off of East Denny Circle just beyond Woods Creek Apartments (see #24 on the campus map).
Fall Athletes living in Woods Creek/Theme Houses:  Your coach will provide you with your arrival date and will have your room key.
For Greek Houses (including Fall Athletes living in Greek Houses): Your House Director will have your room key unless otherwise instructed.  Please reach out to your HD to schedule a time to pick up your key.

Where can I do my laundry?
Coin-operated washers and dryers are available in most upper-division houses. 
Woods Creek
Woods Creek East and West are equipped with coin-operated washers and dryers. Woods Creek Central does not have a laundry room.
Theme Houses
  - The Spanish and Chavis houses do not come equipped with laundry facilities.  Residents of these houses can use the laundry facilities located in the basement of Gilliam.
  - The Global Service house and the Outing Club house have coin-operated only laundry facilities available.
  - The Leadership & Engagement House and the Sustainability Development House each have laundry facilities available in the basement areas.
Greek Houses
The Greek houses are equipped with laundry facilities.
See Laundry Services for more information.

Can I rent a MicroFridge as an Upper Division student?
Yes. In order to satisfy the demand for refrigerators and microwave ovens, Washington and Lee University has approved the MicroFridge rental program. The MicroFridge unit consists of a microwave oven and a refrigerator with separate freezer in an integrated unit. The MicroFridge is the only cooking appliance allowed in students' rooms.

Can I have a microwave in my room?
The only approved microwave for students to have in their individual rooms is the MicroFridge rental unit.  Residents can have a small refrigerator in their rooms, but if they want a microwave it must be part of a MicroFridge rental unit.

What does my kitchen come with?
Woods Creek
Woods Creek kitchens come equipped with an oven, range, and a refrigerator.  Students need to bring their own utensils, plates, pots, pans, etc.  Students are also permitted to bring one microwave per apartment, which must be kept in the kitchen area.   If you desire a microwave in your room, you must lease a MicroFridge.
Theme Houses
The theme houses come equipped with kitchen appliances such as a refrigerator, stove, oven, and microwave as well as kitchen utensils, plates, pots, pans, etc.  However, this can vary from house to house.  Check with your RA over the summer if you have specific questions regarding your theme house.
Greek Houses
Kitchen access in Greek houses varies from house to house.  Sorority houses have a small kitchenette equipped with a fridge and a microwave for their residents.

What size is my bed?
All Woods Creek beds are extra-long twins.
All Theme House beds are extra-long twins, with the exception of the Sustainability Develoment House which currently has extra-long doubles.
All Sorority beds are extra-long twins.
Most Fraternity beds are extra-long fulls.  This could vary from house to house, so please contact your House Director or Chapter President for specific questions.

Residential Life has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide Washington & Lee students and families with a convenient, affordable way to ensure you have sheets that will fit the extra-long mattresses in our residence halls. Proceeds from this program are used for programming in the residence halls. Shipping is free for all Value Pak orders, and there are more than 26 color combinations available. Plus, linens are delivered to your home during the summer so you don't have to worry about waiting in line at the store. Order now for the best selection - popular colors can sell out quickly! Please visit the RHL website http://www.rhl.org/wlu

Do I need renter's insurance?
It is recommended that students obtain renter's insurance.  The University assumes no liability for personal property lost through theft, fire or water damage, or other acts of God. All students are strongly encouraged to secure renters insurance while living in on-campus housing.  Contact a local insurance agency to get a quote and begin a rental insurance policy. These are usually inexpensive and protect your property against damages which the University does not. More information can be found here.

Where can I park?
Students residing greater than one-half mile from Washington Hall are eligible for a parking permit.  Depending on where you live, your parking pass will have a permit which allows you to park in various areas of on-campus parking.  More information can be found here.

Students residing within one-half mile of Washington Hall, and not living in university housing, are required to register their vehicles but are not allowed to use university parking areas between 8AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday. No fee is charged for these students.

How much is a parking pass?
Up to date registration fees can be found here. All students eligible to park in university parking areas are required to pay a registration for each academic year. Early registration is optional to returning students each year through WebAdvisor. Failure to register early results in a penalty registration fee for that academic year. 

Students living within one-half mile of Washington hall and not living in university housing are required to register their vehicles at no cost, but they are not authorized to park in university parking areas between 8AM and 5PM Monday through Friday.  More information can be found here.

If I live too close to campus to use University parking areas, do I still need to register my vehicle?
Yes, students residing within one-half mile of Washington Hall, and not living in university housing, are required to register their vehicles but are not allowed to use university parking areas between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. No fee is charged for these students.  More information can be found here.

Will my vehicle really be towed if I park in a different lot than I am approved for?
Yes. You may be ticketed and/or towed for parking in an unapproved lot.