Rockbridge Chapter Perks

Rockbridge Chapter Perks

Check out all the advantages of being a W&L alum living in the Lexington/Rockbridge County area!
*Please note that due to COVID-19 protocols, University buildings will be restricted to current students, faculty and staff only until further notice.

Library Access:

  • Databases: Login to Colonnade Connections required. There are four databases available to alumni and all are provided by the Friends of the Library at W&L. Academic Search Alumni Edition, Business Source Alumni Edition, Project Muse, and JSTOR.
  • Checking out books: Alumni must complete a registration form at Leyburn Library Information Desk. There is four week loan period. More info at the Library services page. Local alums can join the Friends of the Library for more access.
  • Local alumni also have access to the Law Library and can use the facility to meet with clients, perform a negotiation or take a deposition. Visit the Law Alumni page for more information.


  • Outing Club: Alumni have access to the Outing Club Barn and can check out equipment. Call first to check availability: (540) 458-4066 or by e-mail at
  • Fitness Center & Natatorium: Alumni have access to the fitness center, the natatorium (during open swim) and can sign up for group fitness classes as a community member. Local Alumni, and their spouse/domestic partner, and college-age and younger dependents who wish to use the facilities need to register for a privilege card in the Athletic Office. Email Wanda Scott at or Call the Athletic Office at 540-458-8670

Lifelong Learning

  • Living in Rockbridge, alumni have easy access to all the speakers, performances and events on campus, including Alumni College in the summer. Alumni can sign up for campus notices - a daily digest of what's going on at W&L and the community.


  • University Chapel: Alumni can reserve the University Chapel for a wedding at the W&L community price of $1000 instead of the Lexington/Rockbridge County price of $1500.
  • W&L Dining facilities: The eateries on campus: The Marketplace, Café 77, Hillel E-café, the Tea Room in CGL, Fieldside at Third Year Housing, and Brief Stop at the Law School are all open to the public.
  • Auditing a Course: Local alumni and community members have the ability to audit W&L courses at "no record, no charge" only with the permission of the instructor. (The informal audit practice is a "no record, no charge" activity, whereby students obtain permission from the instructor to attend a class and participate at a level deemed appropriate by the faculty member.)