Lifelong Learning

Rekindle the wonder of discovery and the goodwill that naturally comes with it

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Campus Programs

The campus programs encourage you to satisfy your enduring curiosity about the world and to think about the arts and sciences, current events, history, literature, and philosophy, while in the company of experts from the W&L community and beyond. Alumni College, Wonderweek, and the weekend seminars — Law & Literature, Institute for Honor, and Tom Wolfe — offer options for the entire family.

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Travel Programs

The W&L Travel Program offers opportunities to get to know the world firsthand, to experience different cultures, to appreciate new world views, and to savor the inspiring beauty and history of other lands. The education adventure tours are led by experts, creating memorable travel experiences for W&L alumni, families, and friends.

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W&L At Home

Convenient access to timely topics, cutting edge research, and thought-provoking discussions about literature and the arts is the hallmark of W&L At Home. The program offers live online webinars on current issues; the W&L After Class podcast featuring university faculty; the W&L Virtual Book Club; and a treasure trove of recorded lectures in the Archives. You’re never far from your next lifelong learning adventure.

"There's not enough space here to say how absolutely wonderful, amazing, incredible, awesome and fabulous the safari was! Each day better than the day before, each place so beautiful and awe-inspiring. The weather was perfect, the wildlife viewing beyond my wildest dreams!"

Past Travel Program Participant

Lifelong Learning

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    Washington and Lee University
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    Lexington, VA 24450

Here to guide your next adventure

The staff of the Office of Lifelong Learning are here to to help further your journey.

Ruth Candler
Ruth Candler

Ruth Candler

Associate Director of Lifelong Learning; Host, Executive Producer for W&L After Class Podcast

Ruth joined Washington and Lee’s Lifelong Learning team in April 2019. Her inquisitive nature and love of learning made her the perfect choice for launching and hosting After Class. Ruth also manages W&L’s educational travel program and enjoys the camaraderie of experiencing new places with her fellow travelers. When she is not on campus, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Lisa D’Amelio
Lisa D’Amelio

Lisa D’Amelio

Assistant Director of Lifelong Learning

Lisa's passion for education and travel brought her to the Lifelong Learning office in 2021. In addition to supporting the travel program, she manages the virtual book club and campus programs. Lisa has a rich history with W&L, having previously worked at the law school, most recently as the Recruitment Coordinator in the Office of Career Strategy. Before joining W&L in 2018, Lisa spent over 20 years in various educational roles, including teaching ESL for Rockbridge County Public Schools, providing Spanish enrichment at local elementary schools, and teaching English as a Second Language in Chetumal, Mexico. She also served as the Director of a local preschool for many years. Lisa earned her M.Ed. from Wilmington University in 1996.

Lisa D’Amelio
Ruth Candler