Parents and Family Weekend 2015
Please join us for Washington and Lee's 61st annual Parents & Family Weekend celebration when we honor the parents and families of our students. The weekend will combine informational and recreational activities, giving parents the opportunity to meet with members of the faculty, review campus life, and participate in social events.
A tentative schedule of events will be posted in early to mid-August. In the meantime, feel free to review the 2014 Schedule. Although there will be changes, the schedule is similar year-to-year and will provide a general idea of the types of events that are held and the event times.
Attire For the Weekend Is Informal
Parking on Campus
Visiting family members are encouraged to park in the parking garage. It is a short walk up the hill to the John W. Elrod University Commons.
On-Campus –– Checking In
The Parents and Family Weekend Schedule of Events is subject to change. Upon arriving in Lexington, please check in at the Elrod Commons Living Room to register and receive the latest schedule and special notices.
John W. Elrod University Commons
The John W. Elrod University Commons brings together student, faculty and staff services and blends state-of-the-art technology with the historic charm of the campus architecture. The 89,000-square-foot building opened in late summer 2004 and is the home to the Division of Student Affairs, University Store, Career Development, the Marketplace and Café '77 dining facilities, a game room and TV lounge, a 196-seat theater and auditorium, student organization offices, and meeting spaces. The outdoor amphitheater adds a gathering place and a boardwalk bridge connects the Elrod Commons to the Footbridge and the parking garage.
Online On Campus
Most of the campus is wireless, and you may use computer terminals in the Elrod Commons, University Registrar's Office, and Leyburn Library.
W&L Fitness Center, 3rd Level of Doremus Gymnasium
Register at the front desk for a complimentary pass. Please provide your own athletic equipment.
Jogging, Running, Hiking
The University track and local trails provide outstanding facilities.
On the W&L courts and in the Duchossois Tennis Center.
Call (540) 458-8118 for reservations.
Squash, Racquetball and Handball
Call (540) 458-8670 for court reservations.
Twombly Pool (Warner Center). Call (540) 458-8673 for more information.