Pre-orientation programs grow to satisfy rising student demand

More upperclassmen returning to programs they enjoyed as first-years


Pre-orientation students on the Appalachian Trail. Photo courtesy of W&L.

Alison Murtagh

More students than ever flocked to campus ahead of orientation week this year to get involved in The Leading Edge, Washington and Lee’s trio of first-year pre-orientation programs.

According to James Dick, Washington and Lee’s director of outdoor education, there are three different pre-orientation programs first-years can choose from, with Appalachian Adventure being the original program that is often the most popular among first-year students.

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