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Casey Academic Center
This grand Georgian-style brick building is at the heart of campus activity. The ground floor is a grand concourse that opens onto the College’s bookstore, student post office, and a common room for both faculty and students. The second floor includes our Hall of Presidents, a multipurpose forum, several seminar-size classrooms, and the Student Affairs Office. The third floor is home to the Office of Admissions and Student Financial Aid. Wireless access is available in the building.
Nicknamed the “CAC,” it is adjacent to the landscaped Martha Washington Square, a popular meeting place for students and faculty.
Cain Athletic Center
Cain is home court for both the men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball programs. The facility also houses offices for physical education faculty, the Director of Athletics, coaches, sports information and sports medicine; locker rooms; and the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Though at one time it served as the College Library, Bunting now houses the administrative offices of the College’s President, the Provost and Dean, Advancement, College Relations, Institutional Research, and the Registrar. The building is named after alumnus George A. Bunting, who created a “Sunburn Remedy” now known as Noxzema.
Clifton M. Miller Library
Erected in 1970 and renovated in 2012, Miller Library is centrally located on campus. It houses a collection of more than 500,000 books, periodicals, newspapers, government documents, microform, and audiovisual resources, and is equipped with a teaching classroom/computing lab, computing workstations, Multimedia Production Center, the College archives, and a conference room.
The Beck Multimedia and Technology Learning Center is located on the ground floor. The Center is equipped with Windows and Macintosh computers, video editing workstations, digital video and digital still cameras, and DVD/VCR units. The Academic Skills office and the Math Center are also located in the library.
John S. Toll Science Center
The science facility is named for College President John S. Toll, a noted physicist who served the institution from 1995 until 2005. This 45,000 square foot, state-of-the-art classroom, office, and laboratory complex houses chemistry and biology labs, the 94-seat Litrenta Lecture hall, an environmental classroom, two seminar rooms, and a penthouse greenhouse.
William Smith Hall
Named in honor of the College’s founder, this early twentieth-century classroom building is affectionately known as “Bill Smith.” During World War II, female students gathered to roll bandages in the basement.
Today, the building is wireless-accessible and includes seminar rooms and larger classrooms, faculty offices, and the Norman James Theatre, a 164-seat auditorium used for symposia, films, and student recitals. All classrooms are air conditioned.
The Rose O’Neill Literary House
Commonly known as the “Lit House,” this is the focal point for creative writing and literary activity on campus. The renovated Victorian home contains a student study lounge, a paperback lending library, individual student writing rooms, gallery space for small art exhibitions, two Chandler and Price letterpresses and a Heidelberg Press. The offices of the Literary House Press and the Literary House’s director and associate director are also located here.
Lectures and readings are often held on the house’s glassed-in porch, which faces Washington Avenue.
The interior walls are decorated with posters from past literary events. When a visiting author was not well-received by students, that poster was hung upside down.
Reid Hall, which provides housing for female students during the academic year, was the college’s first dormitory for women. Originally known as “Normal Hall” because early female students enrolled in the “Normal School” to study teaching, the building was renamed in honor of College President Charles W. Reid who, in 1891, proposed that the College admit women. The building’s basement has a full kitchen. All rooms are air conditioned. This is a traditional college dorm with 2 beds per room and 1 bathroom per floor.
Queen Anne’s House
Queen Anne’s House, located next to Caroline, is a two-story building providing substance-free coed housing during the academic year. Alcohol and tobacco products are prohibited in the building. The campus’ Health and Counseling Services practice has its office in one side of the Queen Anne’s building. All rooms are air conditioned. This is a traditional college dorm with 2 beds per room and 1 bathroom per floor.
Minta Martin Hall
Minta Martin Hall, built in 1954, was named for the mother of aviation pioneer Glenn L. Martin. The Glenn L. Martin Company operated an aircraft manufacturing plant in Middle River that produced many of the country’s best known war planes and transport craft.
The dormitory has four floors of single, double, and triple rooms for women during the academic year. The building was renovated in the summer of 2011, and all rooms are air conditioned. This is a traditional college dorm with 2 beds per room and 2 bathrooms per floor.
Kirwan Meditation Garden
The garden is dedicated to the late John P. Kirwan, class of 1942, and his wife, Geannette Sutton Kirwan.
Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium
Completed in 2006, the venue is home to the men’s and women’s lacrosse and soccer teams, as well as women’s field hockey. It features a new Field Turf artificial playing surface, a new track, and a spectacular new stadium. Named one of the top ten venues for collegiate lacrosse in the U.S. by Lacrosse Magazine, the stadium features open bleacher seating, team meeting rooms, a concession area, and an enclosed multi-purpose room overlooking the field.
Lelia Hynson Boating Park
Located a short walk from campus on the Chester River, the college’s waterfront property features a dramatic waterfront pavilion, the perfect vantage point for watching sailing and crew races. The picturesque venue is a popular spot for warm weather cookouts and home to the annual Waterfront Festival. The Truslow Boathouse, headquarters for the men’s and women’s crew teams, the sailing program, and other waterfront recreational activities, is also located here.
Adjacent to the tennis center, this three-story building, primarily housing upperclassmen during the academic year, is comprised of four seven-person suites per floor. All rooms are air conditioned. All suites have a commons area that has soft furniture, a refrigerator, and microwave.
Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts
Renovated in 2009, Gibson houses the 440-seat Tawes Theater, a 200-seat recital hall, a 175-seat experimental theater, and the Kohl Gallery, as well as offices and teaching and support spaces for the music and drama departments.
A mix of classrooms, seminar rooms, faculty offices, and a computer lab, the two-story brick structure has a traditional look but features the latest in technology, including wireless access throughout the building. All classrooms are air conditioned.
Located at the foot of High Street along the Chester River, the Custom House is a reminder of Chestertown’s importance as a port of entry for Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Constructed in the 1740s, the building features Flemish bond brickwork with glazed headers. This significant historical structure is one of few of its type that survives from the colonial era. The historic Custom House serves as the principal offices of the C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and the Center for the Environment and Society.
One of the three buildings that make up the area known as the Quad. These dorms are configured to accommodate four three-man suites and two six-man suites. These dorms are only used during the academic year.
Named for WC President Douglass Cater (1982-1990), a well-known journalist with connections in Washington D.C. who is credited for taking Washington College into “a higher orbit,” the Cater Walk is the central artery on campus, beginning at the theater and passing the library, the dining hall, and the Hill dorms until it meets Washington Avenue.
Casey Swim Center
With the opening of the Casey Swim Center in 1984, the College built highly competitive men’s and women’s swimming programs that have produced numerous All-Americans and academic All-Americans. The pool is open to community members. It hosts local high school swim meets as well as the Sho’men Aquatics age-group swim program that has placed first in the Delmarva League for five successive years.
Barnes & Noble, one of the largest booksellers in the country, operates the recently renovated bookstore, located on the ground floor of the Casey Academic Center. In addition to textbooks and class materials, the bookstore offers a selection of bestsellers, electronics, and Washington College apparel.
The Alumni House, adjacent to campus, serves as a spot for alumni to meet and socialize when they return for a visit. The recently-renovated house features a lounge, a comfortable meeting space, and the staff of the Alumni Relations and Annual Giving office.