Messages to the Community

2020-21 Academic Year

Planning for Summer and Fall

On Thursday, April 1, President Dudley wrote to the W&L community with an update on the university's plans for the remainder of the academic year, as well as the coming summer and fall.

2021 Commencement Update

On Friday, March 19, President Dudley wrote to graduating third-year law students and seniors with an update on the university's plans for 2021 commencement ceremonies.

Update on Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

On Friday, Feb. 26, President Dudley wrote to the W&L community with an update on the progress W&L has made toward making the university a place where all of our students, faculty and staff can thrive.

COVID-19 Spread on Campus

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, President Dudley wrote to the campus community about the need to take immediate precautions to stem the spread of COVID-19 on campus.

Welcome Back

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, President Dudley wrote to students, faculty and staff welcoming them back to campus for the new term.

Staggered Return to Campus

On Thursday, Jan. 7, President Dudley wrote to the community about the decision to implement a staggered return to campus for the upcoming term.

Flexibility in Preparing for the Coming Term

On Monday, Dec. 14, President Dudley wrote to the W&L community about the need for flexibility in the face of uncertain conditions following the winter break.

Fall 2020 Alumni Update

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, President Dudley wrote to W&L alumni with an update on campus life during the pandemic.

Plans for Winter/Spring Term

On Friday, Nov. 6, President Dudley wrote to the W&L community outlining the university's expectations for the coming term.

The Upcoming Election

On Friday, Oct. 30., President Dudley wrote to the W&L Community about opportunities for community dialogue following Election Day.

Recent Incidents of Harassment

On Friday, Oct. 2, President Dudley wrote to the campus community with a message of support in the wake of several incidents of harassment in the city of Lexington.

Midterm Update

On Thursday, Oct. 1, President Dudley wrote to the campus community with a midterm update focused on the impact of COVID-19.

Education in 2020

On Monday, Sept. 7, President Dudley sent an update to the university community reaffirms W&L's commitments to the free exchange of ideas and to civility.

Fall Update

On Monday, August 17, President Dudley sent an update to the campus community highlighting important university initiatives and priorities for the coming year.

Interim Sexual Discrimination and Misconduct Policy

On Friday, August 14, President Dudley wrote to the W&L community regarding the university's new Interim Sexual Discrimination and Misconduct Policy.

W&L Welcomes Students Back to Campus for Fall Term

On Friday, July 10, President Dudley wrote to the W&L community regarding the university's decision to invite all students back to campus in the fall.

International Student Guidelines

On Thursday, July 9, President Dudley wrote to students, faculty and staff in response to new international student guidelines from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

Office of the President

Washington and Lee University
Washington Hall, 2nd Floor
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Lexington, VA 24450