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A Message from the Vice-President of Student Affairs

While we eagerly anticipate the year ahead, the incidents in Charlottesville last weekend are a solemn reminder that these are challenging times. In his message to the community on Monday, Aug. 14, President Dudley spoke eloquently about our institutional values and the type of community that we are committed to maintaining here at Washington and Lee.

We will also be working to facilitate conversations and to support our students as they grapple with difficult issues as part of a community. We believe that is a critical part of their education. The safety and security of our students, faculty and staff is always a top priority. We have and will continue to evaluate our security and emergency plans in light of the events in Charlottesville, making changes as appropriate, and we continue to work very closely with our local/county/state law enforcement partners to prepare possible responses to any concerns that arise.

Continue reading for important back to school information, including introductions of Class Deans, upcoming career development events, Parents and Family Weekend dates, and a note about student health and counseling. Read More >

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