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Pre-Orientation Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  When will I know what program I will be participating in?

A: Registration for Pre-Orientation Programs closes on Friday, July 10th.  Placement notification will be sent to students no later than Wednesday, July 15th.

Q.  Do you offer financial assistance for Pre-Orientation Programs?

A: Yes. Program scholarships are given to students based on financial need.  If students are granted scholarship money for their program, they will be notified when they receive their program assignment on Friday, July 15th.  

Q. When will I know what necessities I need to bring to be prepared for my specific program?

A: When students are notified of their program assignment, they will also receive any special packing lists that may accompany their trip.

Q. Is there a wait-list I can be added to if I do not get placed in a pre-orientation program?

A: Yes! Students have until July 22nd to secure their program placement. After July 22nd students on the wait-list will be assigned to programs based on availability.

Q.  If I have a disability, will I be able to participate in a Pre-Orientation Program?

A: Yes, Washington College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Andrea Vassar, Section 504/ADA Coordinator at avassar2@washcoll.edu, or call 410-778-7883.

Q. Who can I contact about any other questions that I may have about my Pre-Orientation experience?

A: Please direct all questions to Kellyanne Ford, Assistant Director of Student Engagement, at (410) 778-6118, or kford2@washcoll.edu.