Parents and Family Weekend 2017

PLEASE NOTE:  Parents and Family Weekend 2018 will take place on September 28-30, 2018

October 6-8

Please join us for Washington and Lee's 63rd 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.

Online registration for Parents and Family Weekend 2017 will open in late summer.

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.

Recreational Activities

W&L Fitness Center, 3rd Level of Doremus Gymnasium

Register at the front desk for a complimentary pass. Please provide your own athletic equipment.


Lexington Golf and Country Club: (540) 463-3542
Vista Links located in Buena Vista: (540) 261-4653

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.

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (540) 458-8754 or