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First-years face unique challenges adjusting to college during a pandemic

CARLY SNYDER October 21, 2020
Restrictions are designed to limit students’ close contacts, making it difficult for first-years to meet classmates and upperclassmen
17 first-year international students are studying abroad at St. Andrews due to travel restrictions.

International first-year students face unique challenges

Vivek Kumar and JIN NI October 7, 2020
First year international students must overcome pandemic challenges, even as they are stranded from home and the W&L community
Pre-orientation students on the Appalachian Trail.
Photo courtesy of W&L.

Pre-orientation programs grow to satisfy rising student demand

Alison Murtagh September 19, 2016

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...

First-years become leaders in going green

First-years become leaders in going green

Sam Bramlett September 14, 2015

They volunteer. They hike. And now, first-year students are going green. Sustainability Leadership, a new pre-orientation trip this year, focused on changing the way students think about the environment...

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