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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University
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By Phone:

1 (540) 458-8710
1 (540) 458-8062 FAX

Via USPS, FedEx, DHL, UPS:

Office of Admissions
Washington and Lee University
Gilliam House
204 West Washington Street
Lexington, Virginia 24450

Via Email for General Inquiries:

Transfer Inquiries:

QuestBridge Inquiries:

QuestBridge Application Requirements

Assistant Director Brooke Hessney
Admission Counselor Nate Hayes
Senior Associate Dean Leonard Satterwhite  

International Inquiries:

Scholarship Program Inquiries:

Associate Director of Admissions Grace Loughhead

For Assistance with the Alumni Admissions Program:

Assistant Director of Admissions Gretchen Harris

AAP Assistant Ellen Austin

Click here for Google Maps' view of Lexington.

19 Letcher Avenue is the closest physical address to the Gilliam Admissions House

Additional parking may be found in the University Visitor Parking Lot.

Click here for a printable campus map.

The Gilliam Admissions House is #21 on the map.



By Car

  • If traveling from the north, south or east, follow I-81 to exit 191 (I-64). Next, take exit 55 off I-64. Turn left onto Route 11 south at the stop sign.
  • If traveling from the west, take I-64 to exit 55. Turn right on Route 11 south at the stop sign.

Once on Route 11 south, drive through three stoplights. After the third stoplight, cross the Maury River and bear right onto Route 11 Business which becomes Main Street and then Jefferson Street. Pass Virginia Military Institute. W&L appears on the right.

To reach the Admissions Office in Gilliam House, take a sharp right on Letcher Avenue. Proceed to the first driveway on the left to reach the Admissions Office. Limited parking is available behind Gilliam House. Additional parking is available in the Lee Chapel lot (return to Jefferson Street - the lot is located on the next right after Letcher Avenue).

By Air

If you are not within driving distance, plan to fly into the Roanoke Regional Airport, which is about fifty miles south of Lexington. US Airways, United, Northwest, and Delta serve the Roanoke Valley. Take I-81 north to Lexington and follow the directions above. Allow an hour to drive from Roanoke to Lexington.

If you need a shuttle service to and from Roanoke, please call one of the following companies several days in advance to schedule service.

Roanoke Airport Transportation Services
(540) 345-7710

Transportation and Travel Consultants
(540) 463-3407


Amtrak serves Staunton, Virginia, which is located about thirty miles north of Lexington on I-81. No transportation is available from the Amtrak station to Lexington.


Should you have any questions (or if you get a little turned around on the day of your visit), just give us a call at (540) 458-8710. Safe travels!