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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University
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Traveling to Lexington

(also reachable through go.wlu.edu/commencement-travel)

DIRECTIONS

Washington and Lee University is located in Lexington, Virginia, and is easily accessible from Interstates 81 and 64. View a map of interstates leading to the Lexington area.

From I-81 traveling South, I-64 traveling West
Follow Interstate 81/64 to Exit 195. Follow the exit ramp and then merge right onto U.S. Route 11 South. Follow for six miles into Lexington.

Route 11 will fork just after crossing the Maury River bridge at East Lexington. Take US11 Business to the right and follow through the VMI campus. Turn right at the second traffic light (Nelson Street) and go straight until you see the parking deck on your right.

From I-64 traveling East
Follow Interstate 64 to Exit 55. Follow the exit ramp, turn right onto U.S. Route 11 South.

Route 11 will fork just after crossing the Maury River bridge at East Lexington. Take US11 Business to the right and follow through the VMI campus. Turn right at the second traffic light (Nelson Street) and go straight until you see the parking deck on your right.

From I-81 traveling North
Follow Interstate 81 to Exit 188B. Merge right onto U.S. Route 60 West and follow into Lexington, about 3 miles.

Stay on Route 60 (also Nelson Street) through downtown Lexington. Shortly after driving through the downtown area you will see the parking deck on your right.

WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS

Lexington weather: MidAtlanticWX.com -- Weather.com

Interstate-route weather: I-64 -- I-81 -- I-77

Virginia road conditions
or call toll-free: 800-578-4111

ACCESSIBILITY

The commencement ceremony will be held in the center of campus in front of the Lee Chapel, a short walk from the parking garage. Convenient access to the law and undergraduate commencement exercises and the undergraduate baccalaureate service is available for all those who are able to walk only short distances, have difficulty climbing steps, use a wheelchair, or need other special assistance. The University reserves parking spaces on Washington and Jefferson Streets immediately adjacent to the site of the ceremonies and arranges for special seating at the ceremony, when requested. To request assistance, please contact Ethan Kipnes, Director of Public Safety, by e-mail (ekipnes@wlu.edu) or phone (540.458.8407), or Professor Maryanne Simurda, University Marshal, by e-mail (simurdam@wlu.edu) or phone (540.458.8897).