Parents and Family Weekend 2016
September 30-October 2
Please join us for Washington and Lee's 62nd annual Parents & Family Weekend celebration when we honor the parents and families of our students. The weekend will combine informational and recreational activities, giving parents the opportunity to meet with members of the faculty, review campus life, and participate in social events.
PLEASE NOTE: Parents & Family Weekend 2017 is scheduled for October 6-8, 2017. Dates beyond 2017 have not yet been set. They will be posted on this website as soon as they are finalized.
Registration for Parents and Family Weekend 2016 is now closed. Parents and families who have not pre-registered may register in person by stopping by the registration tables in the Elrod Commons Living Room. (See Schedule of Events for registration hours.)
Attire For the Weekend Is Informal
Parking on Campus
Visiting family members are encouraged to park in the parking garage. It is a short walk up the hill to the John W. Elrod University Commons.
On-Campus –– Checking In
The Parents and Family Weekend Schedule of Events is subject to change. Upon arriving in Lexington, please check in at the Elrod Commons Living Room to register and receive the latest schedule and special notices.
John W. Elrod University Commons
The John W. Elrod University Commons brings together student, faculty and staff services and blends state-of-the-art technology with the historic charm of the campus architecture. The 89,000-square-foot building opened in late summer 2004 and is the home to the Division of Student Affairs, University Store, Career Development, the Marketplace and Café '77 dining facilities, a game room, a 196-seat theater and auditorium, student organization offices, and meeting spaces. The outdoor amphitheater adds a gathering place and a boardwalk bridge connects the Elrod Commons to the Footbridge and the parking garage.
Online On Campus
Most of the campus is wireless, and you may use computer terminals in the Elrod Commons and Leyburn Library.
W&L Fitness Center, 3rd Level of Doremus Gymnasium
Register at the front desk for a complimentary pass. Please provide your own athletic equipment.
Jogging, Running, Hiking
The University track and local trails provide outstanding facilities.
On the W&L courts and in the Duchossois Tennis Center.
Call (540) 458-8118 for reservations.
Squash, Racquetball and Handball
Call (540) 458-8670 for court reservations.
Twombly Pool (Warner Center). Call (540) 458-8673 for more information.