W&L Families

Information for Parents and Families

Parents and families are a vital part of the W&L community. The resources on this page will keep you up to date on what's happening in Lexington, and to provide quick access to information that will help your student thrive throughout their four years on campus.

See What's Happening on Campus

Check out upcoming events, the latest photos from Lexington, and what students are up to with the resources below.

Stay Connected

The Family Connection Newsletter

This publication is designed to communicate the latest news for parents and families. The monthly newsletter complements other university channels to help keep families informed about life on campus.

Student Success

The First-Year Experience

W&L's First-Year Experience Program helps new students to acclimate to college life as they develop intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

Featured Events

We look forward to seeing you on campus--and encourage you to connect with other W&L parents and alumni in your hometown.

Oct. 4 - 6, 2024

Parents and Family Weekend

The university has identified the dates for the next Parents and Family Weekend: Oct. 4 - 6, 2024. Registration and other information about the weekend will be shared well in advance of the event. We hope you can join us on campus!

Law: May 16, 2025 || Undergraduate: May 29, 2025

Commencement

The 170th commencement ceremony for the law school will take place Friday, May 16, at 10 a.m. on the Front Lawn. The 238th undergraduate commencement will take place Thursday, May 29, at 10 a.m. on the Front Lawn. The Baccalaureate Service will occur Wednesday, May 28, at 10 a.m., also on the Front Lawn. Both commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live online.

Chapter Events

In Your City

W&L has over 75 alumni chapters in the U.S. and abroad. From Summer Send-Off parties for new students to Welcome to the City events for recent graduates, parents are invited to attend local chapter events as part of the W&L community.

Student Affairs Staff

W&L is a close-knit community, and most students will get to know the staff within the Division of Student Affairs, which works with all aspects of student life, both inside and outside the classroom.

Sidney Evans
Sidney Evans

Sidney Evans

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Sidney oversees the majority of student life and student services functions at W&L, collaborating with various constituents in order to meet the developmental needs of our students.

David Leonard
David Leonard

David Leonard

Dean of Student Life

David assists with the overall management and direction for numerous departments and programs in the Division of Student Affairs, including the Class Deans, Residential Life, First-Year Experience, Leadership Development, Student Activities and Outdoor Recreation.

Tammy Futrell
Tammy Futrell

Tammy Futrell

Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Student Engagement

Tammy is responsible for providing leadership and vision for student diversity and inclusion programming, services and initiatives within the division of Students Affairs.

Inclusion and Engagement at W&L

Jason Rodocker
Jason Rodocker

Jason Rodocker

Associate Dean of Students and Dean for First-Year Experience

Jason is a resource for new undergraduates from the time they commit to W&L to the time they begin their sophomore year.

Ronda M. Bryant
Ronda M. Bryant

Ronda M. Bryant

Associate Dean of Students

Ronda serves as the primary resource for first-years. She brings 20 years of professional experience in a number of areas, including advising and academic support.

Kim Hodge
Kim Hodge

Kim Hodge

Assistant Dean of Students

Kim Hodge serves as an Assistant Dean of Students.

Kyle McCoil
Kyle McCoil

Kyle McCoil

Assistant Dean of Students and Dean of Sophomores

Kyle McCoil serves as the primary resource for sophomores and for transfer students. In addition to his role as an assistant class dean, he serves as the primary adviser for W&L’s Interfraternity Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council.

Megan Hobbs
Megan Hobbs

Megan Hobbs

Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Juniors and Seniors

Megan serves as the primary resource for juniors, seniors, and transfer students, developing partnerships and offering programs and resource referrals that will complement and enhance their college experience. In addition to her work as a class dean, she serves as co-director of the AIM initiative and co-adviser to the LEAD Program.

David Leonard
Tammy Futrell
Jason Rodocker
Ronda M. Bryant
Kim Hodge
Kyle McCoil
Megan Hobbs
Sidney Evans