News: President Ruscio Responds to Concerns Raised by Law Student Group

In response to concerns raised by a group of law students about the climate for students of color at Washington and Lee, President Kenneth P. Ruscio issued two statements to the University community last month. Senior leadership has met with the students to discuss their concerns.

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News: Chapter Colonnade Challenge

In our 2013 survey, several thousand alumni told us that they place a very high value on a vibrant local chapter. It is a very important driver of alumni engagement with W&L. Thus, supporting and developing strong alumni chapters is a top priority of the Alumni Board and the Alumni Affairs office. We are gratified […]

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News: Graham Chair Scholarship


President Ruscio talks about what he calls the "intergenerational contract" between current students and alumni. We benefit from the generosity of others before us, and we should pay that forward by helping future students. Ebony Bailey '14 walked in the shadow of the Colonnade to her commencement less than one month ago. She wrote us […]

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News: 2014 Reunion Recap


Thanks to hard work by many W&L staff and alumni volunteer leaders, Alumni Weekend 2014 was a resounding success. Over 650 alumni and a total of over 1,100 people returned to campus. Several days of nerve-wracking torrential rain gave way to clear skies and we were blessed with perfect weather, strong attendance, spirited events and dazzling reunion giving.

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News: Summer in Lexington: Sports Camps and Alumni College

Surely you've wanted to experience 'Lexington Low Key' in the sunny and relaxing summer?! Good news: let us spot two great ways to entice you and your children: our Alumni Colleges and our sports camps. SPORTS CAMPS There are many strong sport camp offerings each spring and summer at W&L. Experience our superb fields. Wear […]

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News: Admissions Season


Of course, this is the Admissions season! From approximately 5,800 undergraduate applications, we have binding commitments from over 240 high school seniors in Early Decision 1 and 2. This is almost exactly half of the next first year class. Included in this rich pool of talent and leadership are 26 children of alumni to date. […]

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News: W&L Senior Killed in Automobile Accident

The W&L community gathered for a candlelight vigil in mutual support and remembrance of Kelsey Durkin '14 on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in front of Lee Chapel.

Kelsey Durkin '14 died and 10 other W&L students were injured in a single-car accident on a rural Rockbridge County road on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Three students were hospitalized with injuries; two of them have since been released from the hospital. A memorial service for Durkin took place in Lee Chapel on Monday, Dec. 9. […]

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News: Join the Search Party

An up-close-and-personal view of Old George atop Washington Hall.

A message from Beau Dudley, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs:  We need your input in two important areas. Please take a few minutes to think about your circle of W&L friends and help the Alumni Board choose great alumni leaders. 1) The Selection Committee, Wade Meadows, '84, chair, seeks your help in identifying great alumni […]

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News: A Fabulous Fall: Alumni Events Recap

Class of 2003

 (Click image for a slideshow of Young Alumni Weekend events) What we lovingly call the ‘fall track meet’ of multiple campus gatherings ended in early November. October 25 -26 on campus was busy, fun, and very productive for hundreds of returning alumni. We honored two graduates with the Distinguished Young Alumni Award on Friday at […]

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News: Alumni Leaders Work and Play

October 25 -26 we will host Young Alumni Weekend. This annual gathering for graduates of the last decade is always fun, rewarding and nostalgic. The class of 2003 and 2008 will be in the center, and they will present their class gifts to President Ruscio. We will open at 6 pm on Friday at 6 […]

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