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Off-Campus Housing

We know that many parents are currently talking with students about possibly living off-campus in the coming years. Many students sign leases well in advance of the beginning of the lease term. As you begin this process with your student, please be aware that the conditions of student rentals in the [...]

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Orientation

We had our last required event of Orientation week last night. Representatives from the Lexington Police Department and the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office talked with our first-year students and offered tips on how to stay safe in our community. Throughout the year members of the LPD will be joining us [...]

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Parents and Family Weekend

It was great having so many parents and family members on campus with us last weekend. Despite some unusual weather everyone seemed to enjoy their time in Lexington. For those of you who  missed President Ruscio’s remarks, you can listen to them here http://www.wlu.edu/x56178.xml

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Town Gown Relationships

I recently held the first of a regular series of meetings with senior officers from the Lexington Police Department and the Rockbridge County
Sheriff’s Office to discuss issues of mutual interest. In particular, I wanted to talk about how we can work together to keep our students safe.  As a result of this [...]

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Sports, sports and more sports

Saturday was an incredibly beautiful day in Lexington. It was a perfect day to walk around campus to see women’s volleyball and soccer, women’s and men’s cross country, men’s tennis and football. As I watched our teams enjoy success on the fields and courts, I was struck by how many of [...]

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President’s Welcome to Parents

President Ruscio made us laugh, and I suspect, a few of us cry with his remarks to parents yesterday in Lee Chapel.  He spoke about his own experiences as a parent, and then shared with us what makes Washington and Lee a special place.  If you weren’t able to attend [...]

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App Adventure

James Dick, who coordinated our Appalachian Adventure trips, just called to let me know that all of our students are doing great and will be returning to campus this evening or tomorrow.   We are looking forward to hearing about their adventures tomorrow night at the BBQ on-campus.  I’m sure they will enjoy sleeping [...]

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Chef’s Corner

You may have heard that the USDA has established a new graphic guide to healthy eating called MyPlate.  You will find the new plate graphic posted around the serving area in the Marketplace to help you make wise food choices.
There is nutritional information available on the Marketplace food in binders [...]

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Swipe it Home

You and Your University Card!  Have you gotten yours?
The University Card is your tool for everyday life on campus.  It is your W&L Student ID, your access to residential halls and campus buildings, your meal card, and your debit card for “general debit” purchases at laundry rooms and vending machines.  [...]

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Welcome

Washington and Lee is an incredible place.  I hope this blog and our redesigned website will give you a sense of all the resources and opportunities available on campus and in the community.  We welcomed about half of the incoming first-year class on Sunday, and we are looking forward to [...]

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