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August is a Great Month

I love August.  The air is a little cooler at night and our students come back to campus.  Every morning this week I’ve been greeted with smiles and “good morning” from members of our football team as they pass me on the footbridge.  The soccer, volleyball and field hockey teams are back and hard at work as well.  Our great staff of RAs began their training today.  On Sunday we will welcome almost half of our first-year students as they arrive to participate in our Pre-Orientation trips.  August is a great month.

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Outing Club meeting with Bruce Bytnar

Retired park ranger Bruce Bytnar will speak about park rangering and national parks during the Oct. 26 Outing Club meeting. His book, A Park Ranger’s Life, will be available for purchase.  The meeting will begin at 7 pm in the Outing Club room in Commons 114, and is open to the public.
To learn more about Bruce and his book, visit his blog:
Contact James Dick will any questions at

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Get excited for Friday’s disc golf tournament

Liberty University’s disc golf team will join us for our disc golf tournament, scheduled for Sept. 20.  Meet us at the Pavilion at 5 pm on Friday if you’re interested in playing.  No experience is necessary to come out and have a great time!
Participants are asked to bring two cans of food or pay a $2 entrance fee to play in the tournament.
Contact Robbie Day at for more information.

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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 meeting, we have invited local law enforcement officers to come to campus and participate in a forum for students that Student Affairs will be sponsoring later this month.  We believe face-to-face communicationbetween these officers and our students  is important. Once we have a date and location finalized, we’ll advertise this opportunity.

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Shmoozing with Bagels — Hillel Bagel Brunch

On Monday, Hillel hosted its first Bagel Brunch of the year. New and returning students were able to meet the new director, Brett Schwartz, as well as Hillel officers, professors, and members of the community over bagels and coffee. The event was well attended and we are all so excited for our first Shabbat Tonight!  This year W&L brought in almost 30 Jewish students and we at Hillel are excited to celebrate the year to come with the entire Jewish community.
Stephanie Krasnov & Rimona Cartun
Washington and Lee University ’13

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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.  The University Card is your credit card at the University Bookstore, Auxiliary Services, Copy Services, Laundry Services, and with approved student organizations.  It is also your food debit card at all food venues on campus.  SAVE nearly 20% on all food purchases, when using your flex meal plan dollars at the Marketplace  and the Law School Brief Stop.
Swipe it home:
Charges as well as cash placed on your University Card for general debit and/or food debit can be charged home.
Need Answers?
Auxiliary Services is here to assist you!  We look forward to meeting each of you this year.  Stop by our office, located at the rear ground level of the John W. Elrod University Commons, give us a call at 540.458.8917, email us at or just leave a message here.
Welcome to Washington and Lee!

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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 meeting the rest of the class this weekend.  Campus is quiet during the summer.  It is nice to hear voices and see the smiling faces of sleepy football players at 7:00 a.m.

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