Washington and Lee is on a 415-acre campus in the small town setting of Lexington, Virginia.
There are many activities and organizations for Washington and Lee students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Washington and Lee has fraternities and sororities.
Washington and Lee has the Mock Convention. In fact, more students participate in the Mock Convention than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Washington and Lee include General Activities Board, Nabors Service League, Outing Club and Sports Clubs.
Washington and Lee students' favorite campus events are Fancy Dress Ball, Homecoming and Alumni Weekend.
This table offers information on housing at Washington and Lee.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for junior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||76%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,478|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,327|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||24%|
Washington and Lee offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Washington and Lee students live on campus. In 2022, 76% of undergrads at Washington and Lee lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 24% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Washington and Lee. There are 1,478 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,857 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,327 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 95% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Washington and Lee offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Washington and Lee there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Washington and Lee:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Washington and Lee University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Washington and Lee campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Washington and Lee offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Additionally, Washington and Lee has Emergency Alert System.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Washington and Lee, take Interstates 81/64 to Lexington, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Roanoke Regional, Lynchburg Regional airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Washington and Lee's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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