Parents and Family Weekend

Thank you to all the parents and family members who joined us on campus this past weekend for the 64th annual Parents and Family Weekend.  We hope you enjoyed your time here and we look forward to you joining us next year.

Parents and Family Weekend 2019 is scheduled for October 4-5, 2019
. Dates beyond 2019 have not yet been finalized, but will be posted on this page as soon as they are set.

Please join us for Washington and Lee's 65th annual Parents & Family Weekend celebration on October 4-5, 2019, 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.

Want to be part of the memories? Participate in our Instagram collection!

Be sure to follow @wluLex and #wluParents to share your updates, pics and memories!


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. For instructions on connecting to the wireless network, go to

Recreational Activities

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

Due to ongoing restoration of the facility, there will be no lockers available when the fitness center is open. There will also be no towel or laundry services. Please provide your own athletic equipment.

Read more about the indoor athletic facilites transition plan.


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.


W&L Natatorium. Call the pool hotline at (540) 458-8926 for more information.

Fitness Studio

FLEX Fitness is a new boutique studio conveniently located at 314 S. Main Street that offers Schwinn indoor cycling and group fitness classes including TRX, strength, cardio, and dance fitness. For more information, go to

For more information, please contact University Advancement at 540-458-4822 or

PLEASE NOTE: Parents and Family Weekend 2019 will take place on October 4-6, 2019