Welcome to Washington and Lee and Lexington, Virginia. Whether you're visiting as a prospective student, a history lover or a university guest we hope you enjoy your visit.


If you're a prospective student please consider scheduling a visit with our admissions office. We would love to give you a tour of our beautiful campus and learn more about your future goals.

The Arts

W&L's Lenfest Center for the Arts hosts more than 100 music, theater and dance performances each year, by both student and professional ensembles.


Washington and Lee has three libraries, two on undergraduate campus and one at the Law School. Libraries are open 24/7 to W&L students, faculty and staff when classes are in session. The general public is welcome between 6:00am and 10:00pm throughout the week.


Our museums include University Chapel and Galleries, the Reeves Museum of Ceramics and Watson Pavilion, offering permanent and rotating exhibits on art and history. The Japanese Tearoom serves as a classroom for the Way of Tea, and a center for cultural activities relating Japanese arts.


W&L offers 24 varsity sports as well as club and intramurals. We compete at the NCAA Division III level and regularly claim championships in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Home games are typically free and open to the public.

Our Location

Our campus is located in the heart of downtown Lexington and is easily explored on foot.

Off Campus

The reasons to visit don't stop at our campus. Lexington is a charming destination for food, art and adventure-lovers alike.



Lexington accommodations range from luxury hotels to charming B&Bs, cabins and campgrounds.



Options ranging from fine dining to fast food, Southern staples to locally crafted ice cream and gelato make sure you won't go hungry when you visit Lexington.


Local Arts and Culture

Whether it's local shopping, gallery-hopping, visiting local wineries and breweries or partaking in seasonal events and festivals, you won't be bored in Lexington.

Get Outside

Outdoor Recreation

Lexington's proximity to over 64,000 acres of National Forest and two rivers make it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can easily access the Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail, and can hike, bike, climb, fish and paddle at any number of breathtaking spots.

Prospective Students

Considering W&L?

As one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges--and the only one to offer both an accredited undergraduate school of business and a graduate school of law, W&L has a lot to offer prospective students.

Job Candidates

Seeking Employment?

Washington and Lee University strives to recruit and retain exceptionally qualified faculty and staff who are committed to the values of the University.