In Person Open House 2022 Frequently Asked Questions FAQ Page

Lodging

Where should I stay overnight in Lexington if I am attending a Spring 2022 in-person Open House?

The law school has arranged for blocks of rooms at two Lexington hotels for Open House participants. Room blocks are available at the Hampton Inn - Lexington and at the Wingate by Wyndham for both dates; we urge you to book early if you wish to reserve a room in either block.

Hotel Open House Date Room Block Available Until* Per Night Room Cost
Hampton Inn - Lexington Saturday, March 12 January 25, 2022 $139.00
Wingate by Wyndham - Lexington Saturday, March 12 March 4, 2022 $89.00
Hampton Inn - Lexington Saturday, April 2 February 15, 2022 $139.00
Wingate by Wyndham - Lexington Saturday, April 2 March 23, 2022 $99.00

*Please note that the date above refers to the final date on which rooms may be secured in the block; a room block may fill before the date listed.

To secure a room in the block at the Hampton Inn, must be booked directly with the hotel by calling 540.463.2223, and ask for the W&L Open House room block rates.

To secure a room in the block at the Wingate by Wyndham must be booked directly with the hotel by calling 540.464.8100, and ask for the W&L Open House room block rates.

Additional Lexington lodging options are listed here: https://lexingtonvirginia.com/directory/lodging

Note that due to the ongoing pandemic, the university's plans for in-person open houses may need to be adjusted. We strongly recommend avoiding non-refundable travel or lodging arrangements.

Where should I stay in Roanoke, VA if I am flying to ROA airport the night before Open House and want to stay in an airport hotel?

If you plan to fly to Roanoke, VA (airport code ROA) the night before your Open House and ride the law school's shuttle from the airport to Lexington on the morning of your Open House, this is a listing of ROA airport hotels with complimentary shuttle to/from the airport: https://www.flyroa.com/local-hotels.

Alternatively, as required Open House programming is 10am - 3:05pm, you could visit Lexington only for the day of your Open House. Please see our website for the tentative in-person Open House schedule of events.

Travel

How should I plan to get to/from Lexington?

Please visit the university's webpage regarding travel to Lexington. Lexington is easily accessible by car and the town itself is very walkable.

Note that due to the ongoing pandemic, the university's plans for in-person open houses may need to be adjusted. We strongly recommend avoiding non-refundable travel or lodging arrangements.

What if I need to fly to the area?

Roanoke (ROA) airport is the closest airport to Lexington, approximately 1 hour from campus. Other area airports include Charlottesville (CHO - One hour and 15 minutes from campus), Richmond (RIC - Two hours and 15 minutes from campus) and Dulles (IAD - Three hours from campus depending on traffic).

The law school is pleased to provide limited shuttle service from the Roanoke Airport (ROA) for attendees who request shuttle service during registration. Requests to be on the Open House airport shuttle MUST be made in advance during event registration. A pick-up will be offered from ROA departing at 8:30 a.m. on March 12 and on April 2, and attendees may return to ROA by shuttle departing from the law school at 4:00 p.m. OR at 5:30 p.m. on March 12 and on April 2.
Please note that shuttles will only pick up and drop off at the designated times. We strongly encourage those planning to take the shuttle on the morning of their Open House to arrive in Roanoke the night before and stay in an area hotel.
The law school cannot offer shuttle service from other area airports. However, parking around Lexington is very manageable for students who wish to get rental cars. Rental car fees are eligible under the transportation reimbursement (see below).

Are Uber or Lyft readily available in Lexington and to/from the area airports?

There is very minimal Uber or Lyft presence in Lexington and the surrounding area. We DO NOT recommend relying on these transportation options during your time in the area, or to get to/from the local airports.

Can I walk around Lexington?

Yes! Lexington is an extremely easy town to walk around. The Hampton Inn - Lexington is within walking distance of downtown and the law school; please contact Law Admissions if you would like suggestions of additional places to stay within walking distance of campus.


Reimbursement for Travel and Lodging

Is reimbursement for travel and lodging expenses available for admitted students attending an in-person Open House?

All accepted students attending an Open House are eligible for up to $400 transportation reimbursement for documented transportation expenses (airfare, train, rental car, milage, etc.), and up to $150 lodging reimbursement for documented hotel or other lodging expenses (AirBnB, etc.). Transportation and lodging reimbursement caps cannot be combined; each cap is separate, for a separate set of expenses.

The Travel and Lodging Reimbursement Request Form is accessible here.

Note that those requesting reimbursement for mileage should include a printout (such as from Google Maps, etc.) detailing their starting location for their trip to/from Lexington.

This request, together with supporting receipts, must be received no later than April 15. See an example hotel receipt here.

If you need to request additional funds due to hardship, reach out to Law Admissions at 540.458.5803 or lawadm@wlu.edu.

Please direct any questions about the reimbursement process to the Admissions Office at lawadm@wlu.edu.

Note that due to the ongoing pandemic, the university's plans for in-person open houses may need to be adjusted. We strongly recommend avoiding non-refundable travel or lodging arrangements.


Can I request reimbursement for other items (meals, incidental room charges, etc.)?


We are unable to reimburse for costs other than lodging and travel.

Meals

• Will food be provided during Open House?

The law school is pleased to provide attendees with lunch during their Open House as well as a closing hors d'ouvres reception on that afternoon.
In addition, the school welcomes you to join us for a drop-in continental breakfast hosted by the Office of Inclusion and Engagement (OIE) from 9 - 10 a.m. on the morning of Open House. You can register for this breakfast as a part of Open House registration.
Please note that we are unable to reimburse for other meals.

Questions

• I have questions - who do I contact?

You are welcome to contact Law Admissions at lawadm@wlu.edu or (540) 458-8503 with any questions you may have.