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Do You.

Do you want to craft your own curriculum? Do you want to graduate college with hands-on job experience? Do you want professors who never turn down the chance for a one-on-one conversation? Do you want a college community that embraces you for who you are? Washington College knows that when it comes to education, one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why we have so many options for you to create your own compelling class schedule and work toward a major that truly inspires you. We get that learning shouldn’t only happen in a classroom. That’s why we offer internships, research fellowships, and countless other opportunities for hands-on learning outside of class. We get that the college experience should be more than class schedules and study sessions. That’s why we have more than 80 clubs and on-campus organizations to connect you with what you love to do in your off hours. Washington College is a place where you can do you. Take the classes that inspire you…find a major that prepares you for success…make friends who get you…join clubs and groups that fulfill you.

Come to Washington College, and DO YOU.

baltimore chestertown

Washington D.C.


77 miles | 124 kilometers 1.5 -2 hours Philadelphia, PA

86 miles | 138 kilometers 1.5 -2 hours Baltimore, MD

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washington,dc virginia

78 miles | 126 kilometers 1.5 -2 hours New York City, NY

171 miles | 277 kilometers 3 hours

TRANSPORTATION HUBS Dulles International Airport 106 miles | 171 kilometers | 2 hours

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport 81 miles | 130 kilometers | 1.5 hours

Philadelphia International Airport 76 miles | 122 kilometers | 1.5 hours

Baltimore/Washington International 70 miles | 113 kilometers | 1 hour, 20 minutes

New Carrolton Metro Station

Chestertown, Maryland established 1782

67 miles | 108 kilometers | 1 hour, 10 minutes

Amtrak: Wilmington Station 55 miles | 89 kilometers | 1 hour

Do you.

washington college Est. 1782

112-acre main campus

First college chartered after American independence from the British, under the patronage of President George Washington

4,700-acre River and Field Campus

total undergraduate enrollment from



18% students of color

9% international students

85% first-year retention rate

students live on campus




-teacher ratio


average class size

hours of community service are contributed by WC students each semester, mostly to the Chestertown community

of students are employed or in graduate school nine months after graduation

of mid-career alumni hold executive leadership positions in government, business, and non-profit organizations and institutions

2018 Freshman Class Profile 40% male

Top Intended Majors Biology Business Management Psychology Political Science Environmental Science & Studies

41% Maryland residents 30% National Honor Society members 62% participated in community service during high school 58% served in a leadership role in high school

60% female

1200 average SAT 26 average ACT 3.6 average GPA Cool Facts • One student logged more than 2,000 hours of community service. • One student swam with manatees and was inspired to save the environment. • One student is a movie critic with Kids First! • One student is a national award-winning baton twirler.

Areas of study majors & Programs American Studies


Philosophy and Religion

Anthropology Art and Art History

Environmental Science and Studies



Political Science


Human Development


Business Management



International Literature and Culture



Communication and Media Studies

International Studies

Related Health Professions



Computer Science

Modern Languages



Teacher Certification Programs







Minors, Concentrations, and areas of emphasis Accounting and Finance

Chesapeake Regional Studies

African Studies

Clinical Counseling


Creative Writing

Art History


Asian Studies (Concentration)

Earth and Planetary Science

Asian Studies (Minor)

Ecology and Evolution

Behavioral Neuroscience


Biophysics and Biological Chemistry

European Studies

Black Studies

Global Business Studies

Cell/Molecular Biology and Infectious Disease

Greener Materials Science

Gender Studies

Minors, Concentrations, areas of emphasis continued Information Systems

Physical and Instrumental Chemistry

Justice, Law and Society

Physiology and Organismal Biology

Latin American Studies



Secondary Education

Near Eastern Studies

Social Welfare

Organic and Medicinal Chemistry

Studio Art

Peace and Conflict Studies

dual-degree programs Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment

University of Maryland School of Nursing

Qualified students of environmental science or studies can earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.

Qualified students earn a B.S. degree at WC while fulfilling prerequisites for entrance into the nursing degree program at UMD, completing both in five years.

Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Students complete three or four years at WC and then two years at Columbia, earning a B.S. degree from WC and a B.S. degree in one of the engineering disciplines from Columbia.

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy This program requires a minimum of seven years of study, with the first three years spent at WC. Students typically major in biology and complete prerequisites needed to apply to UMD. Once at UMD, students work to earn a doctor of pharmacy degree.

Post-Graduate Partnerships Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC

Loyola University Emerging Leaders MBA Fast Track

Qualified graduates receive a partial tuition scholarship for any master’s program offered through Biomedical Graduate Education.

WC students can apply for fast-track admission to Loyola after their junior year.

William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business WC students can earn an M.A. in accounting with the potential for a $10,000 scholarship.

Wake Forest University School of Business For students who want to pursue a master’s degree in management or an MBA. The application fee and essay are waived, and scholarships are available for qualified students.

Varsity athletics A Division III member of the NCAA, Washington College sponsors 18 intercollegiate teams, 14 of which compete in the Centennial Conference. The men’s and women’s rowing teams compete in the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC), the sailing team competes in the Inter-collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) and its Middle Atlantic conference (MAISA), and the trap and skeet team competes for conference and national championships within the ACUI Clay Targets program.


Soccer, Men’s

Basketball, Men’s

Soccer, Women’s

Basketball, Women’s


Field Hockey

Swimming, Men’s

Lacrosse, Men’s

Swimming, Women’s

Lacrosse, Women’s

Tennis, Men’s

Rowing, Men’s

Tennis, Women’s

Rowing, Women’s

Trap and Skeet




Club Sports




Outdoor Soccer

Equestrian Fencing Mixed Martial Arts Sailing Watersports Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee


Dodgeball Flag Football Indoor Volleyball Kickball

Lacrosse Rugby Soccer WOMEN’S CLUB SPORTS: Field Hockey Lacrosse

Student Groups

Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Omicron Pi

Health Occupations Students of America

Poetry Club


Psychology Club

Psi Chi

Amnesty International

History Society

Relay for Life

Animal Impact


Rotoract Club

Anthropology Club

Interactive Gaming Society

Running Club

Best Buddies

Interfraternity Council


Black Student Union

International Relations Club

Safe Ride

Campus Christian Fellowship

International Studies Council

Sailing Club

Campus Garden

Kappa Alpha

Sho’Troupe Dance Team

Caring for Kids

Kappa Alpha Omicron

Sigma Beta Delta

Catholic Campus Ministry

Kappa Sigma

Sigma Tau Delta

Cleopatra’s Sisters

Knitting Club

Spanish Club

College Democrats

Lambda Alpha

College Republicans Computer Club

Lean In, Martha Washington’s Squad

Student Environmental Alliance

Dance Club

Maryland Student Legislature


Delta Eta Pi

Math Club

The Future Animal Professionals Club


Musicians’ Union


Panhellenic Council

Theta Chi

Equestrian Club

Phi Alpha Theta


Phi Delta Theta

Washington College Veterans Association

French Club

Philosophy Club

Gamma Eta

Photography Club

German Club

Pi Delta Phi

Habitat for Humanity

Pi Lambda Theta

WACapella WC Wrestling Fan Club WIGS Writers’ Union Zeta Tau Alpha

Do it all.

STUDENTS We believe that a liberal arts education gives you the strongest set of lifelong skills you’ll need to navigate, explore, and change the world, however you choose to “do you.” Our multidisciplinary approach is particularly valuable in helping you understand the connections that form the fabric of our society. You might find yourself at the intersection of art and biology, theater and political science, history and economics, or anthropology and music. Sixty-five percent of students conduct an internship, and an additional 14% participate in a practicum or student-teach. Nearly onethird of all students participate in a short-term, semester, or year-long study abroad program they’ve chosen from offerings in 30 countries.

Do it your way “Every other school tried to make me choose between theater and rowing, social life or study, happiness or grades, but WC didn’t give me any ultimatums. Whatever made me happy was what I was allowed to do.” – Erin Coffman ’17

Our Community “I think what is most unique about Washington College is the close-knit community of students. Everyone comes out to support each other at events, whether it be sports games, concerts, or performances. There is such a strong feeling of encouragement and support from both students and faculty alike.” – Emily Kreider ’20

Our programs “I took on a White House internship, studied in Hong Kong, double-majored in business management and economics, and met incredible people while doing all of it. The mentors, advisers, and friends I made here (many of whom I am still close with today) were instrumental in shaping my post-undergraduate career and life choices.” – Danielle Ford ’09

Amorn CHITKITTIWONG CLASS OF 2018 MAJOR: Political Science MINOR: History Resident Assistant English Language Learning Employee Rotoract Club International Students Group HOMETOWN: Bangkok, Thailand

From worrying about fitting in to leading the way for more than 50 residents, Thai international student Amorn came out of his shell and made lifelong friends with the help of the close-knit Washington College community. Two years working as a resident assistant gave him a crash course in leadership, and the connections he built with WC students, staff, and faculty helped him build a new home away from home. “I’ve heard tales from my father and other adults that back in their days, they would be in a classroom with 400 to 500 people and professors would act like they didn’t exist, and here I am saying hi to any professors I know and having a chat with them despite not being in their departments.”

Girija Ganeshan CLASS OF 2019 MAJOR: Pre-med/Biology MINOR: Chemistry and Psychology Residential Assistant Intercultural Ambassador Senator for the Diversity Committee Volunteer/Intern at Chestertown Hospital HOMETOWN: Mumbai, India

Girija was attracted to the challenging courses, fun ways to get involved, and the multitude of student resources offered at Washington College. She has held various positions in clubs and organizations, including Secretary of Psychology Club, President of Wellness Educators, and member of South Asian Student Association. She has also been an International Student Guide and Teaching Assistant for General Biology Lab. Girija takes her academic profile seriously, knowing she is building a strong foundation year after year with the connections and assistance from WC’s faculty and staff. “Admissions and the Global Education Office were constantly in touch with me and answered all my questions patiently during my application process. The Admissions staff introduced me to an Indian student who could give me a better idea of what to expect, which was so helpful. People that work in the Global Education Office and the Office of Intercultural Affairs make sure the international students feel welcomed and comfortable. As students who have limited connections here, WC makes sure we have those extra resources and support.”

an international welcome by Emily Holt ’19

International students working for the Office of English Language Learning are creating a video series that introduces students from around the globe to Washington College. By international students, for international students, the virtual orientation series closes the gap between imagination and reality for those preparing to attend Washington College. Move-in day at Washington College is annually inundated with echoed shouts across campus: “I cannot believe I forgot to bring [insert essential item here].” Whether a student is coming from Thailand or Tennessee, moving to college is complicated. However, language barriers and the inability to tour campus beforehand create an opportunity for international students to be especially unprepared when coming to school, sight unseen. A new international orientation initiative, by and for international students, has emerged to assist incoming students from around the world prepare for and acclimate to life at Washington College. It’s the brainchild of John C. Hepler, who arrived at Washington College in 2014 to launch the Office of English Language Learning, a program dedicated to supporting the international student body in their academics and their acclimation to this part of the world. Arriving in time for the Orientation Program that fall, Hepler noticed that some international students seemed startled by basic characteristics of the college, such as the size and location. “[The Office of English Language Learning] felt we could provide them with information to better prepare them for life at Washington College. Some students literally have arrived on campus with no winter clothing, because they didn’t understand our location or the seasons,” says Hepler. “But obviously, these videos could help a prospective student decide to attend. They could also help parents advise their children whether or not to choose Washington College.”

As both a marketing and informational tool, the video series aims to make Washington College accessible from across the world with diverse video topics including the history of Washington College, the Chestertown community, the local climate, athletic opportunities, student organizations, course options, access to faculty, Public Safety, and Washington College’s emphasis on the liberal arts and sciences. Started in the fall of 2015, the video project has grown with the help of several cycles of talented international student contributors. The Office of English Language Learning aims to upload ten videos in the series by the end of the 2018-2019 academic year for the benefit of current and incoming international students. The videos are recorded and captioned in Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, and English, with the English versions also captioned in Hindi, Tamil, and Thai. Currently, three students are working to complete the project with Hepler: Amorn Chitkittiwong ’18, Xin Miao ’19, and Marah Tarawneh ’19 (pictured above). Tarawneh, a double major in political science and economics from Al-Karak, Jordan, explained why she chose to take part in the series. “I liked the idea of helping international students and their parents know more about Washington College… my parents do not speak English, so having [orientation information] in Arabic would have made them feel better about where I would be for four years of my life.”

Chitkittiwong, a political science major with a history minor from Thailand, saw the project as an opportunity to grow as a professional in addition to assisting future international students and their families. “It’s not just a video project, it’s an ‘adulting process’: learning how to work with people, receiving orders, being creative, and most importantly, doing all these things while my hands are already full of other stuff in life.” Hepler explained how he assembled his team of students to take on such a comprehensive series. “During new student orientation, I conduct an oral interview with each new matriculating student. What they don’t realize is that I am also interviewing them for employment,” he says. Looking for students possessing skills from script writing to video and audio editing, Hepler hoped to acquire the help of students from diverse academic disciplines. Hepler noticed Miao, a junior computer science major from Hangzhou City, China, for his artistic inclinations. A talented pianist and photographer, Miao helped Hepler’s team capture the natural beauty of Chestertown. “At first, I was surprised to have this chance… I was wondering if I could take this job since I kind of doubted my abilities,” Miao confessed. With this project, he has since developed keen professional and personal confidence. “Right now, I feel like I can take on more challenges in the future without hesitation.” One of the student originators of the project, Qinzuan Zhang ’18, has used her work for the Office of English Language Learning as a springboard for a career in the digital arts. Zhang, a double major in economics and art, has been accepted into the Electronic Integrated Arts MFA program at Alfred University. Her work was also featured in this year’s Senior Capstone Exhibition. “The 10 Things to Know video project was a good experience for my graduate school application portfolio,” says Zhang. “It was a highlight on my résumé when I applied for the Electronic Art MFA program at Alfred University—New York State College of Ceramics. During the interview, the professors were particularly interested in the project and asked me about its purpose and how I participated in its development. In this case, I think it was important to include the videos, so the interviewers could see them as a reference to my experience.”

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Visit “10 Things to Know� to view the progress of the international student video project and to learn more about the Washington College academic experience.

faculty WC professors are practicing artists, scientists, economists, historians, and writers who enjoy sharing their scholarly interests on campus, at national conferences, and on the international stage. They thrive on working closely with students in the classroom, in the lab, and in the field. They’ll watch out for you and push you to excel, directing you to opportunities beyond the classroom that are particularly suited to you. Want to attend a professional conference on toxicology? Check. Spend the summer interning at the National Archives? Check. Manage a $750,000 stock portfolio of real money? Check. They are also real characters whose passions and personalities shine through. You might just find yourself acting on stage, tending bees, or fishing with your professor.

WC full-time faculty


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• One faculty member was the Maryland State Archery Champion.

• One lived in Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, and Pakistan while growing up.

• One was a summer intern at Late Show with David Letterman and was in the theater when David Bowie did his final performance on late-night TV.

• One used to cross the border between France and Belgium, either swimming in the North Sea or running on the North Sea Shore, several times a day as a teenager.

• One loaned Jimi Hendrix his guitar pick so Hendrix could play a concert. • One saw the movie Being John Malkovich...with John Malkovich. • One has a great-great-great-great-grandfather who was one of the five members of WC’s first graduating class in 1783. • One hiked on the Appalachian Trail in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania for a week with just a backpack.

• One is a scuba diver and shipwreck hunter who has discovered and/or dived on more than a hundred wrecks and submerged sites, ranging in time from ancient Rome through the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and the Civil War.

Alisha knight Associate Professor of English and American Studies

CURRENTLY READING: Issa Rae’s The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

What gives you the greatest satisfaction about teaching at WC? My greatest satisfaction is having the autonomy and flexibility to customize courses to meet my students’ individual needs. I combine my expertise in teaching writing, literature, and culture to help students become more aware and engaged in society. What is your favorite class to teach, and why? Naming a favorite class is like picking a favorite child. All of them are my favorite, albeit for different reasons. I recently taught an interdisciplinary course where students learned how to read African American literature to the tunes of different musical genres, including the blues, jazz, and rap. I enjoyed watching my students discover they could think and write critically about contemporary culture and still have a good time. Describe your approach to teaching. I approach teaching as an opportunity to do “consciousness-raising work.” Sometimes this is quite visible, like when students in my Black Men course gave their final presentations off campus at Sumner Hall, engaging in meaningful discussions about pervasive stereotypes in our culture. Introduction to Fiction is more subtle, using only stories that deal with some form of social difference (e.g., racial, ethnic, gender, ability, sexuality, religious, etc.). The exchanges I have with students in class are designed to help them analyze literature and also be more aware of how they deal with difference themselves.

Michael harvey Associate Professor of Business Management

CURRENTLY READING: George S. Patton’s War As I Knew It Bettany Hughes’s The Hemlock Cup

What gives you the greatest satisfaction about teaching at WC? Helping students develop a “strategic story” approach to their time in college— linking their studies and endeavors, in and outside the classroom, to a career area they care about, and helping this story come alive through the choices they make about majors, minors, internships, travel, service, and their LinkedIn profile. What is your favorite class to teach, and why? BUS 302 Organizational Behavior. It’s a course about people working together— what goes wrong and how to get it right. Partly politics, partly sociology, partly psychology, partly anthropology, partly imagination. We read everything from the story of how Moses learned to delegate, to Henry Ford’s assembly line, to why Google reorganized into Oxygen and how Wikipedia works. Describe your approach to teaching. I took 18 students to visit London, Brussels, Antwerp, and Amsterdam to better understand and experience the global dimension of business. We explored European businesses, the role of the EU in shaping the legal and regulatory framework, and the impact of Brexit on business in Europe. We also saw theater and had a parkour lesson in London, ate chocolate and visited an EU session in Brussels, and went on a canal cruise and a country bike ride in the Netherlands.

Melissa deckman Chair and Professor of Political Science

CURRENTLY READING: Jeffrey Dudas’s Raised Right: Fatherhood in Modern American Conservatism

What gives you the greatest satisfaction about teaching at WC? My greatest satisfaction is presenting students with the tools and skills they need for the future—not just in terms of their careers, which is really important, but also as future citizens. I especially love it when our political science alums end up working in politics and government and make a big difference in people’s lives. What is your favorite class to teach, and why? My favorite class to teach is Empirical Political Research. This is a class that covers data analysis, which many students find scary. But once students get their hands on data that are relevant to them, and are given the tools to answer their own questions about how political values and ideas relate to one another, they often leave the class more greatly informed, with useful and in-demand analytical skills. Describe your approach to teaching. I took students to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and they met with researchers whose work we read in class. Moreover, they learned how the researchers ended up with such careers, and learned about several fellowships and opportunities for recent grads. Making those connections for students interested in policy and politics is really rewarding and inspiring for students who may have an interest in such work but little idea on how to get started down that path.

alumni We’ve been awarding college diplomas to promising young upstarts for 235 years. They’ve been makers, doers, and innovators in everything from astrophysics to zoology. One alumnus, a 19th-century pharmacist, developed the skin cream “Dr. Bunting’s Sunburn Remedy,” now known as Noxzema. Another, a commanding officer during the airborne landings in Normandy, led his battalion in defending the town of Sainte-Mére-Église despite having broken his ankle on landing. John Wayne portrayed him in the WWII film The Longest Day. One alumnus led the research team at Bell Labs, making advances in both communications science and computing and aerospace technologies…leading the way for another alumnus to participate in the Apollo Space Missions. One alum is a staff scientist investigating DNA-binding proteins in human breast carcinomas at Berkeley National Laboratory. Another oversees the biological programs at Mystic Aquarium, a division of Sea Research Foundation and one of the nation’s leading aquariums.

get outside your comfort zone “From taking on leadership positions, to joining the rowing team as a novice, to traveling abroad to Chile—I discovered that the most exciting and rewarding moments in life often exist outside of your comfort zone. I felt the small class sizes and campus community encouraged growth by forcing me to not be chained to my major.” — Ryan Bankert ’13

Allison Heishman ’03 is the artistic director for Simpatico Theatre, programming consultant and former associate artistic director of Azuka Theatre, and a recent nominee for the F. Otto Haas Barrymore Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist. She


has directed more than 15 mainstage professional productions in Philadelphia. (Theatre)

Heishman ’03

Bradley Long ’18 is a first-year student in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where he’s pursuing his PharmD and a master’s degree in public health. He worked as a pharmacy tech while completing his undergraduate studies. (Biology Major, Chemistry Minor)


long ’18

Anna Windle ’16 is a master’s student studying coastal environmental management


Windle ’16

at the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, She recently was awarded a NOAA/North Carolina Sea Grant fellowship to assess oyster reef health to evaluate impacts of commercial harvest. (Environmental Science Major, Biology and Anthropology Minors)

Brenna Nan Schneider ’06 Brenna Nan Schneider ’06 is CEO of 99Degrees Custom, a textiles company that employs a socially progressive business model to drive economic mobility for the local workforce in Lawrence, Massachusetts—the birthplace of the American apparel industry. (International Studies)

Thomas Perry ’10 (right) is the owner of White Stone Oyster Company. White Stone is the first farm whose oysters spend the entirety of their lives not on an oyster reef but floating just below the surface of the Chesapeake

thomas perry ’10

Bay. (Business Management)

May Kiros ‘18 May Kiros ’18 has accepted a position with Tycko & Zavareei, a law firm with a reputation for litigating complex cases. She plans to pursue law school in the near future. (Political Science)

minty Abraham wade ’04 Minty Abraham Wade ’04 is a high-level analyst with USAID, where she has forged government responses to several international crises, including the displacement of civilian populations and the threat posed by Boko Haram extremists. (International Studies)

Grant Twilley ’14 is mapping coastlines from planes using LIDAR. The former GIS analyst is an aerial sensor operator for Woolpert, a national architecture, engineering, and geospatial firm. The work takes him all over the world. (Environmental Studies Major, Anthropology Minor)

Grant Twilley ’14

Stephen Spotswood ’99 Playwright Stephen Spotswood ’99 is the 2017 recipient of the Charles MacArthur Award, one of the annual Helen Hayes awards for Outstanding New Play. (English and Theatre Major, Creative Writing Minor)

Do it here.

chestertown Established in 1706 as a colonial port of entry on the Chester River, Chestertown offers plenty of history and plenty to do. Grab a coffee at Play It Again Sam’s, head downtown for First Friday, or visit the Farmers’ Market in Fountain Park on Saturday mornings. With locations such as the Center for Environment & Society (CES), the Starr Center, the Eastern Shore Food Lab, and the waterfront campus right downtown, students get to know Chestertown just by walking to class. Yearly events like the Chestertown Tea Party, Downrigging Weekend, and Harry Potter Festival bring the College and Chestertown communities together for a whole lot of fun. Nature lovers are never bored on the Eastern Shore. Walk or bike nearby trails, check out a kayak from the Hodson Boathouse to explore the Chester River, or get involved with CES for a chance to explore the 4,700-acre River and Field Campus.

home away from home

you’ll love this place

“The proximity to historic Chestertown creates the sense of place the campus reflects…I was struck by the sense of happiness in the students and the sense of belonging to a special place.” – Bill Kirwan, Parent

“It is hard not to fall for such a beautiful campus in historic Chestertown on the Chester River.” – Jeffrey & Elaine Christ, Parents

Commitment to community

Last fall, Washington College’s Student Environmental Alliance (SEA) recovered 1,207 pounds of food as part of its Food Recovery Network (FRN) and donated the leftovers to a weekly dinner at a Chestertown church. But helping stop food waste is only one benefit of this new program. “We usually sit down and eat with them, get to know them, and it’s fun when you go into town and someone says, ‘Oh, you served food at the dinner!’ It’s nice to be connected to the town in that way,’’ says Gillian HeckertMitchell ’20, an anthropology major who is now in her second semester of participating in the FRN. “It’s by far my favorite thing of the week. It gets you off the campus, and I just like to serve and meet the community.” Like many other clubs on campus, the SEA wanted to become more directly involved with something that served the larger community, says Samantha Trikeriotis ’19, a psychology major and current head of the FRN. In 2016, several students worked to create a local chapter of the FRN, a national organization that mobilizes students on college campuses to prevent food waste by donating food that would not otherwise be used. Pastor David Ryan of First United Methodist Church says the Community Table typically draws 100 to 125 people each week. The students help set up, serve, and clean up. “We love it when the students come,” says neighbor and volunteer Cheryl Hoopes. “They’re just wonderful. It’s like Christmas every week for us.”

The “Do This” List There are a million ways to have fun at Washington College, but a few stand out as “must dos” for our students. Here is a sneak peek at the activities on our campus and in the surrounding community that you won’t want to miss!

Drive to Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge in Rock Hall and hike the birdwatching trail.

Go to the Fish Whistle, sit on the back deck, and watch the tall ships come in for Downrigging Weekend.

Enjoy authentic, homemade Chinese food made by the Chinese Student Union for the annual Lunar New Year Celebration.

Get a group of friends together and float a boat in the Cardboard Boat Race.

Dress as your favorite character (or muggle) and head downtown to play a game of Quidditch at the annual Chestertown Harry Potter Festival in October. There’s butterbeer!

Explore the shores of the beautiful Chester River up close and personal with a kayak or paddleboard from the Hodson Boathouse.

Come back to Chestertown in late May to witness the pageantry of the Chestertown Tea Party Festival. Don’t miss the reenactment, complete with redcoats, muskets, and cannon fire. Huzzah! Join the Global Education Office each March for readings from Indian students and a traditional Holi color Festival on the campus green.

Don’t miss bus trips to Washington D.C. for the Cherry Blossom Festival, plus a trip to Philadelphia to see the historic Liberty Bell as well as museums and restaurants.

Unique learning


Hands-on Learning During the 2017-2018 academic year, the College directed $349,790 from more than a dozen funding sources to assist 487 students with expenses associated with experiential learning. Washington College is one of just 20 colleges and universities invited to send student interns to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Internship Program.

GAVIOTA HERNANDEZ QUINONES ’21 Gaviota spent the summer at the National Museum of American History, where she worked as a summer intern focusing on topics of immigration and the resistance movement of the late 1800s. A transfer student from the University of Puerto Rico, Gaviota was invited to apply for an internship next summer, at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Cater Society of Junior Fellows The Cater Society offers high-achieving students unparalleled opportunities to pursue independent research projects all over the world. By developing a project and then writing a grant to earn financial support for the travel and research, Cater Society Fellows are able to pursue their passions, travel domestically and internationally, and explore other cultures, no matter how distant.

MICHAEL DE MAIO ’18 As a Cater Fellow, Michael traveled to five countries on three separate Cater grants. He traveled to Cuba and China to study business in communist countries and to London, Dublin, and Amsterdam to research Brexit’s impact on business marketing efforts as part of the Department of Business Management’s global business summer study.

Starr Center for the study of The American experience The Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience seeks to bridge the divide between the academic world and the public at large through educational programs, scholarships, public outreach, and a special focus on written history. It also offers programs such as StoryQuest, an oral history project available to students from all majors.

Rose O’Neill Literary House The Rose O’Neill Literary House offers programming across disciplines, professional mentorship and guidance for students, and training in new and antique printing technologies. The Lit House helps students grow as artists and helps them evision their futures as writers, editors, and publishers. It offers internships in literary editing, journalism, and publishing, and it hosts a year-round salon of writers of international caliber such as Neil Gaiman, Toni Morrison, and Claudia Rankine.

Center for Environment & Society The Center for Environment & Society offers internships and fellowships in areas related to environmental protection and preservation and many opportunities for students to experience the great outdoors. The Center also oversees the 4,700-acre River and Field Campus and is home to the Chester River Watershed Observatory and the Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory.

Admission Requirements • Transcripts and Final Exam Results • Course by Course Transcript Evaluation for International Transfer students • Personal Essay • Counselor/ Teacher Recommendation • Official English Proficiency Results: (TOEFL/IELTS/ PTE scores required for non-native English Speakers) • Certificate of Finances • SAT/ACT scores (optional but encouraged)

International Student Resources Language learning assessment course requirements

connect INTERNATIONAL COUNSELOR: Raeann Rolston Associate Director for International Admission rrolston2@washcoll.edu | 410-778-7700


WC Admissions




Deadlines International applicants are accepted on a rolling basis for fall and spring entry. Preferred deadlines:

Early Decision: November 15

Early Action: December 1

Regular Decision: February 15

Notification: December 15

Notification: January 15

Notification: April 1

2019-2020 Academic year charges Tuition: $47,724

75% of students are awarded merit-based scholarships and/or need-based financial aid. All

Mandatory Student Fees*: $1,090 Standard Dormitory: $6,180 Standard Meal Plan: $6,542 Total: $61,536 *Activity and Health Fees

admitted National Honor Society and Cum Laude Society students with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or better receive at least $18,000 in merit-based scholarships.Merit-based scholarships range from $18,000 - $30,000. Learn about available scholarships at washcoll.edu/scholarships.

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Washington College International Viewbook 2018-2019  

Washington College knows that when it comes to education, one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why we have so many options for you to create you...

Washington College International Viewbook 2018-2019  

Washington College knows that when it comes to education, one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why we have so many options for you to create you...