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High School Seniors

What to do when you visit campus

Scheduling Events for
Your Campus Visit

Step One:

Schedule your visit with a campus tour and/or info session online.

Step Two:

Call our office to schedule your interview and/or class visit.
We will coordinate your interview and class visit with your already scheduled visit. (540) 458-8710.

Senior year is an exciting time; let us make your visit to W&L just as exciting by showing you what it is like to be a W&L student and allowing you to experience life at W&L. We offer a variety of different activities for you during your campus visit, from information sessions led by our admission staff, to student-led campus tours, individual admissions interviews, and class visits.

First schedule your campus visit (to include information session and/or tour): All group information sessions and campus tours are scheduled online.

1. Participate in a group information session

A good group information session is like a class in your favorite subject: engaging and memorable. Our sessions are led by a member of our admission staff and last about an hour. They typically cover details pertaining to W&L's history, academics, student life, admissions and an insider's perspective on our school culture.

Campus Tour

2. Take a campus tour

Campus tours are the best way to get the inside scoop on student life at W&L. Led by a current student, these tours immerse you in the daily life of a W&L student and let you explore the ins and outs of campus. These 60-minute walking tours provide you a glimpse into academic, athletic, and residential life on campus with your own personal student narrator.

Then schedule your interview and/or class visit: All interviews and class visits are scheduled by calling our office, (540) 458-8710. We will coordinate your interview and class visit with the campus visit you scheduled online.

3. Have your recommended admissions interview


We strongly recommend that applicants to W&L have a personal interview. The interview is a great way to tell us more about yourself and why you want to attend W&L. Each interview is one-on-one with a member of our admissions staff and allows us to gain valuable insight about you and your interests, while providing you with time to ask any questions you may have about W&L or our admissions process. Interviews typically last 30-45 minutes.

Interview slots fill up quickly, especially during the fall. Please allow several weeks advance notice when scheduling. Also, please note that we recommend you also attend an information session and campus tour on the day of your interview. This will ensure you get the most from your time on campus. To arrange an interview please call our office at (540) 458-8710.

Alternately, you may arrange an interview in your area with one of our alumni admissions program members. Alumni interviews are offered from September through January of your senior year. Schedule yours by contacting the Alumni Admissions Program Chair nearest you. Please allow several weeks advance notice to schedule your interview, and note that you should only complete one interview--alumni interviews are valued just as much as on-campus interviews.

4. Go to class

Class Visit

People constantly ask us how a Washington and Lee education differs from other institutions. When it comes to academic pursuits, our current students rave about our stellar faculty members. W&L professors are committed to providing personal attention to every student. They challenge students to think critically in every class and most courses include plenty of discussion. Find out for yourself how talented our faculty and current students are by visiting a class that interests you. Please note that during the fall term class visits are open to seniors, during the winter term are open to current applicants, and during the spring term are open to our admitted students. Please call our office at (540) 458-8710 to schedule a class visit.