College can be difficult. From new professors to unfamiliar subject matters to balancing life and coursework, our faculty and staff, and even your own peers, are dedicated to making sure you succeed. With individualized attention from highly-trained personal, most students at Washington and Lee find their academic stride.
At Washington and Lee, the academic advising system is fundamental to undergraduate education, providing resources for students to not only to meet graduation requirements, but also to become educated human beings with well-developed intellect and character.Academic advisors encourage students to take responsibility for their own educations and academic actions, engage in conversation beyond the classroom and help students to explore and serve a larger world through study abroad, community service, postgraduate education, and the commencement of productive careers.
The academic peer tutoring program is available to all students at Washington and Lee University, free of charge. Upper-division student tutors are available to all students in most entry-level courses. All peer tutors undergo a rigorous departmental application and screening process, followed by a training program to help them assess the best way to work with students.
It is the policy of the Washington and Lee University and its School of Law to provide equal access to educational opportunities to qualified students with physical or mental disabilities, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The liberal arts education provided at Washington and Lee is a strong foundation for any professional aspiration. In addition, our academic catalog offers specific coursework recommendations and advice on preparing for a career in architecture, engineering, health professions, law, ministry and teaching.
Students who seek assistance with mathematics, writing, world languages, research and technology will find support in the Math Center, the Writing Center, the Global Discovery Laboratories, the Williams School Communications Center and the Information Desk. All of these centers have both student and faculty advising to help address and solve a student's individual needs.
Our libraries have wealth beyond their books and movie collections. Staff are trained to help students create presentations, prepare academic posters, properly cite sources, and find resource materials.
The technology environment at Washington and Lee offers a rich array of technology resources including discipline-specific software for instruction and research, course management software, personal and shared network storage, and dedicated support for student technology needs.
If your computer or phone malfunctions, the ITS Help Desk is there to address it. They can assist with software upgrades, loss or work, and even physical replacements (hard-drive, screen, battery). If you're having trouble with technology, ITS can help.