Parents and Family Weekend

Thanks to all the parents & family members who joined us for our 60th annual Parents & Family Weekend.  We hope you enjoyed your time on campus.

Be sure to mark your calendar for next year's weekend -- October 2-4, 2015.

A tentative schedule of events will be posted online next summer.

Washington and Lee University will host the 60th annual celebration of Parents & Family Weekend October 10-12, 2014, honoring the families of W&L 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.

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.

Recreational Activities

W&L Fitness Center, 3rd Level of Doremus Gymnasium

Register at the front desk for a complimentary pass. Please provide your own athletic equipment.


Lexington Golf and Country Club: (540) 463-3542
Vista Links located in Buena Vista: (540) 261-4653

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.

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (540) 458-8754 or