2023-24 Virtual Events

Our virtual programming for the fall of 2023 has come to an end. New programs will be launched for W&L applicants, as well as current high school sophomores and juniors, in mid-winter 2024. Please feel free to watch the recordings below. And thank you! to all of our participants this fall — we appreciate your interest and thoughtful questions.

Past Events

Admissions Academy: Need-Based Financial Aid

Sunday, November 12, 2023
This Admissions Academy session focuses on W&L's need-based aid program that guarantees to meet 100% of every admitted student's demonstrated financial aid without loans. James Kaster and Shanice Hardy in the Office of Financial Aid share how and when to apply for aid and what to expect from W&L as you as you go through the application process.

Admissions Academy: Merit-Based Scholarships

Sunday, October 15, 2023
This Admissions Academy session highlights available merit scholarships for Fall 2024 applicants, with a special focus on the Johnson Scholarship. Grace Loughhead, Associate Dean of Admissions and Johnson Scholarship Application Coordinator, and current Johnson Scholars provide an overview of this year's available merit scholarships, offer their tips and tricks for the application process, and share about how the Johnson Scholarship has enriched their W&L experience.

Admissions Academy: Academic Centers

Sunday, September 24, 2023
This Admissions Academy session features three academic centers that provide unique programming and support students of all majors in their coursework, research, and professional endeavors — the Houston H. Harte Center for Teaching and Learning, the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics, and the Shepherd Program for Poverty and Human Capability Studies. Watch to learn more about how these centers and programs support W&L's mission of preparing students to be engaged citizens in a global and diverse society.

Admissions Academy: Cultural Centers

Sunday, September 17, 2023
This Admissions Academy session features the Office of Inclusion and Engagement and the DeLaney Center for Southern Race Relations, Culture, and Politics, two departments doing incredible work to support students of all backgrounds, foster inclusivity and community, and add depth to important and complicated conversations on our campus. Join our co-hosts, Tamara Futrell, Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement, and Rose Hein '22, DeLaney Center Postbaccalaureate Fellow, to learn more about how OIE and the DeLaney Center help achieve W&L's mission of preparing students to be engaged citizens in a global and diverse society.

Admissions Academy: Building A Memorable Application

Sunday, August 13, 2023
In this session, W&L Admissions Officers Elaina Wenger '17 and Sarah Erickson share how to get the most out of each component of your application — optional test scores, activities list, personal statements, letters of recommendation, and more — so our application reviewers get to know the many dimensions of you.

Admissions Academy: Getting Started

Sunday, July 16, 2023
This session provides tips on how to get started with your college search. Elaina Wenger '17, Assistant Director of Admissions, discusses helpful tools for learning more about colleges, demonstrated interest and how colleges use it in the admissions process, and ways to engage with admissions offices as a prospective student. Alexander Mayer '24 and Drew Leydig '25, Admissions Interns, share their college search advice and perspective.

Why W&L?

The opportunities students have at Washington and Lee allow them to grow as scholars, compete as athletes, evolve as leaders, succeed in their careers and apply their skills to lead lives of consequence.

Affordability: Students with the intellect to excel and the selflessness to care should have the opportunity to lead. Through generous need-based aid and our renowned merit-based Johnson Scholarship, we aim to make our first-rate education accessible.
Community: Why do so many students love W&L? Our community welcomes everyone. Our honor system develops trust. Our faculty believe in our students. Our campus has a place for you.
Community: At its core, W&L’s Honor System is a student-governed code of conduct that ensures fairness and honesty. Our students are expected not to lie, cheat, or steal, but that’s only part of the equation.
Community: The number one thing to understand about life at a small college is that the campus is happening. Lively student activities programming, a thriving arts and music scene, 24 NCAA Division III sports, and outdoor adventure on the edge of campus ensure there.
Opportunities: With a core liberal arts college, an undergraduate school of business, and a law school that integrates undergraduate studies in innovative ways, Washington and Lee University is uniquely capable of meeting the challenges of the modern world.
Opportunities: Washington and Lee University's innovative 4-week, one-class Spring Term at the end of each academic year is interdisciplinary, intense, and anything but traditional.
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Outcomes: Graduates will be prepared for lifelong learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others, and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.