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Your First Year

Arrival and Check-in Information

Program Dates

Pre-Orientation programs begin on Saturday, August 20th and end on Wednesday evening, August 24th.  

Check In

Students participating in Pre-Orientation will check-in on Saturday, August 20th from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. All Pre-Orientation students must arrive within this timeframe. 

Students will move into their permanently assigned residence hall after checking-in. Students are encouraged to plan accordingly for the amount of time they will need to move their belongings into their new room. 

All students will remain on campus until the start of New Student Orientation on Thursday, August 25th.

Welcome Session and Dinner

A mandatory Welcome Session for students will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20th in Decker Theater. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the session with their student.

Directly following the Welcome Session, students, parents, and families are invited to attend a Welcome Dinner in the Hodson Dinning Hall. The Dinning Hall does not accept Credit Card so payment for any parents, siblings, of other family members must be cash. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you have not returned all Washington College Health Forms and met all financial obligations to the College or made arrangements to do so, by the check in date you will not be permitted to move on campus, or participate in the Pre-Orientation Programs.