Campus Life


When you enroll at W&L, you join a vibrant, welcoming community. You and your peers will arrive with life experiences from many different places, and together, you will make W&L your own.

Our campus is at the center of a small, vibrant, two-college town that offers students abundant opportunities to become involved in the community and travel around the world. Students can take part in one of more than 100 clubs and organizations, and have access to abundant resources to develop programming suited to their interests.


Lexington, Virginia

Where You Will Live
Our vibrant town and idyllic setting are two things our students come to love best about W&L. Affectionately dubbed “Lex Vegas” by students and locals, Lexington is frequently listed among the mid-Atlantic’s best small towns.

Our Community

Who You Will Live With
The people you encounter at college are as important as the location you choose. At Washington and Lee, you'll find a sense of community that is immediately palpable on campus.

Daily Life

How You Will Live
From your first year living on campus in one of two newly renovated residence halls, you will become part of a community.

First-Year Experience

Getting to Know Each Other
Pre-orientation programming at W&L allows first-year students to bond. Before they ever step into the classroom, they'll participate in memorable and meaningful experiences.