Campus Programs

W&L's commitment to lifelong learning extends long after graduation.

Upcoming Programs

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Alumni College

The Imitation Game: Artificial Intelligence and the Human Position
July 7 - 12, 2024

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Law and Literature Weekend Seminar

Dolen Perkins-Valdez’s Take My Hand
November 1 - 2, 2024

Recent Programs

Tess Gunty's The Rabbit Hutch

Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar

Tess Gunty's The Rabbit Hutch
April 26 - 27, 2024

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Institute for Honor Symposium

Addiction and Alienation in America: Corporate Responsibility and the Opioid Crisis
March 8 - 9, 2024

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Law and Literature Weekend Seminar

David Guterson's The Final Case
October 27 - 28, 2023

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Family Adventure in Science and Technology

For Past Family Adventure Participants
July 12 - 15, 2023

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Family Adventure in Science Outdoors

For New Family Adventure Participants
July 9 - 12, 2023

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Home Away from Home

Accommodations and Dining

Enjoy the beautiful environs of Lexington and Rockbridge County. Participants in summer Alumni College programs stay on campus. Participants in weekend seminars stay in local inns, with meals and programming on campus.


"We were first time attendees, and our expectations (which were high to begin with) were exceeded!"

"Another magnificent revisiting of this great university town!"

"I was pleasantly surprised that such a broad swath of history could be adequately covered in a one-week Alumni College. Every lecture brought fresh insights about Rome's role in history and impact on civilization."

"What a joy to see people so knowledgeable and at ease with their subject matter. The high energy, enthusiasm, and sense of humor of the faculty was contagious. They are a credit to W&L."

"We had a wonderful time in every way. You nourished us: heart, mind, body, and soul. Thank you so very much."

"As a first-time participant, this program was a wonderful introduction to the Alumni College. I was very impressed by the format, staff, and amenities. Would definitely return."

"This is a high-quality program in content, teaching, and facilities."

"The quote by President Dudley comes to mind. I'll paraphrase: 'Awareness of one's ignorance is a virtue.' The value of the course was not so much what I did learn but what I now want to learn."