What is the SCHEDULE for ORIENTATION WEEK?
When will I get my W&L STUDENT ID?
How do I get my bed LOFTED or UNLOFTED?
When are the RESIDENCE HALLS OPEN?
Is there SHUTTLE SERVICE available to and from local airports/train stations?
Can I MOVE my belongins into my room BEFORE OFFICIAL MOVE-IN DAY?
When and where do I REGISTER MY CAR?
Can I PARK anywhere else on campus besides the First-Year parking lot?
Where is the First-Year PARKING LOT?
Can I have a CAR on campus?
How do I send a PACKAGE over the summer to meet me at school WHEN I ARRIVE?
Where is LEXINGTON, and how do I get there?
Under what circumstances may I MOVE IN EARLY?
My student wants to go on a LEADING EDGE TRIP, but we can't come to campus twice for MOVE-IN. What do you recommend?
Orientation Week runs from August 31 - September 5. You will receive an Orientation Week schedule when you officially check-in on Saturday, August 31.
First-year students will take a picture for and receive a University card at formal check-in and matriculation on the official move-in day (Saturday, August 31). Students who are approved to come to arrive early for athletic practices will receive temporary blank University cards to be able to access campus facilities. On August 31st, they will take pictures and receive their official University cards.
It depends. In most residence halls, you have a choice between keeping your bed on the ground, lofting it, or bunking it with your roommate's bed. Please read the following important exceptions. Here is the exceptions and procedure to loft/bunk:
Lofted beds allowed in Graham-Lees. In Gaines Hall, the beds in suites 136-170, 235-270, 327-350, and Wing C cannot be lofted. They can be either on the ground or bunked. In Davis Hall all the rooms are doubles and the beds stay lofted due to the configuration of the rooms.
Procedure: On each of the two official move-in days (August 25, 2013 for pre-orientation programs and August 31, 2013 for all other students), you will check in at the Residential Life tent to receive your room key. A member of Residential Life staff will ask whether or not you would like a bed rail and will also let you know how your bed is currently configured. If you would like to change it, you will be directed to the Facilities Management booth to submit a work order to ground, loft, or bunk your bed. Please note: there are a limited number of lofting kits, and you may not request one prior to your move-in day. Requests are met on a first-come, first-served basis. All residents may have a bed rail upon request.
Some students, such as athletes, are approved to move into the residence halls on unofficial move-in days. If you are one of these students and would like to change the configuration of your bed, please stop by the Facilities Management booth on one of the official move-in days.
If you want to keep your bed on the ground but would like more storage space, you can purchase and use bed lifts. They are widely available at most home stores.
There are shuttle services available for hire to and from area airports include Roanoke (ROA), Charlottesville (CHO), Richmond (RIC) and Dulles (IAD), the nearest train station in Staunton, and other locations, including local events. Please contact the service of your choice several days in advance to schedule pickup. Students also regularly use the RideShare board through W&L Sakai website to catch a ride with a fellow student headed to the same area. (You must have network access-sent in July-to visit this site).
No. If you're worried about the time it will take to move all of your belongings into your room, don't worry! The First-Year Orientation Committee, Residential Life staff, and volunteers from various Greek organizations all come to help out with first-year move-in. On average, it takes a team of students just 7 minutes to unload a car!
First-year students can register their cars during matriculation on Saturday, August 31, 2013.
No. First-year students are restricted to parking in the first-year lot, and this is strictly enforced.
The first-year parking lot is on the far, western side of campus near the soccer fields and Liberty Hall Ruins.
First-year students may have a car on campus, but it is discouraged.
Campus Mail will start to accept packages for students over the summer beginning August 17th. To make sure that you receive your package, follow these guidelines:
• Your package must weigh less than 50 pounds.
• Your package must be able to be carried by one person.
• Your package must be clearly labeled on all sides like this:
c/o Campus Mail Services
Residence Hall and Room Number
Washington and Lee University
204 W. Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450-2116
Lexington is a charming community of approximately 15,000 located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Directions to campus and the Admissions Office can be found on the directions page. More information on Lexington may be found on the Lexington Visitor's Center website.
If for some reason you need to move in early, you need to contact Dean Leonard via email to obtain permission as early as possible.
See Parents Orientation.
Parents do not have to stay overnight on campus after move-in day. There is an optional information session, but parents are not required to remain on campus for any period of time.