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Schedule of Events

  • Thu, May 15
    3:15 p.m. - 12:00 midnight

    Senior Excursion to Mount Vernon (For graduating seniors only)
    Champagne Toast on the Lawn of Mount Vernon followed by a dinner/dance aboard the Spirit of Mt. Vernon. Bus transportation provided - all students are required to utilize the bus service to attend. Students must depart from and return to Washington College.

  • Fri, May 16
    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Java George Open for Coffee
    First floor, Hodson Hall Commons


    8:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Bookstore Open
    Casey Academic Center
    College ring sales 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CAC Gallery


    10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Commencement Guest Overnight Registration
    Families with on-campus room reservations should pick up their packets at this location.
    Casey Academic Center Gallery


    10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Athletic Facilities Open for Enjoyment
    Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center - Open Weight Room

    Eugene B. Casey Swim Center - Open Swim Time

    Lelia Hynson Pavilion & Truslow Boat House - Open Waterfront (Experienced kayaking and sailors only)

    Schottland Pavilion and Tennis Courts - Open Tennis Time


    11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    History on the Waterfront: A Journey into Chestertown’s Past
    A FREE 35-minute audio-guided tour of the Chestertown waterfront and the historic Custom House (circa 1746).
    Custom House, 101 Water Street, Chestertown


    12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    Senior Class Luncheon
    (For seniors and faculty - by invitation only)
    Miller Library Terrace
    Rain Location: Russell Gymnasium, Cain Athletic Center


    12:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

    Tour the Chester River on the Callinectes!

    The Callinectes, Washington College’s most recently acquired research vessel, will take three, one-hour tours of the Chester River with the first departing at 12:30 p.m., the second departing at 1:45 p.m. and the third departing at 3:00 p.m. Reservations are required.

    To register for the 12:30 p.m. trip, please click here.

    To register for the 1:45 p.m. trip, please click here.

    To register for the 3:00 p.m. trip, please click here.


    Dock, Truslow Boathouse (Weather permitting)


    1:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Commencement Rehearsal (mandatory for students)
    Caps, gowns, and Commencement rain location tickets will be distributed at rehearsal only.
    Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center


    5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Washington College Parents Council celebrates the Class of 2014
    Sample Alumni crafted beer and wine. Relax and enjoy the music. Music provided by Harmonic Blues.

    To RSVP, please click here

    Miller Library Terrace
    Rain Location: Hodson Hall Commons, The Goose Nest


    6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Annual Commencement Dinner
    Casual buffet dinner with classmates and families, al fresco. Relax and enjoy the music. Music provided by Harmonic Blues.
    Cost per person - $15, Children under 7 -  $5 - Please pay at the door.

    To help us with counts for the dinner, RSVP by clicking here.

     

    Miller Library Terrace
    Rain Location: Hodson Hall Commons Dining Hall


    8:45 p.m.

    Commencement Fireworks Celebration
    Fireworks can be viewed over Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium.  You are encouraged to view the fireworks from the Chester/Sassafras patio. For safety reasons, the stadium will be closed. (Weather permitting)


    9:00 p.m. – midnight

    Commencement Dance

    Parents, graduates, Faculty and staff are welcome. Dance to Toy Soldiers. Hosted by the Student Activities Office. Admission free, Cash bar (I.D. required)

    Martha Washington Square
    Rain Location: Hodson Hall Commons, The Goose Nest

  • Sat, May 17
    6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    Weather report/Commencement updates available through the College switchboard:
    Long distance (800)422-1782; Local (410)778-2800; on-campus dial 0


    7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Java George Open for Coffee

    First floor, Hodson Hall Commons


    7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

    Commencement Check-out

    Families with on-campus room reservations should return their packets at this time. 

    Gallery, Casey Academic Center (Admissions Welcome area)  


    8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

    Breakfast for seniors and families
    (Seniors free, all others price TBD)
    Hodson Hall Commons


    8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

    Bookstore Open


    9:30 a.m.

    Graduates report for robing
    John S. Toll Science Center (Rain site: Russell Gymnasium, Cain Athletic Center)


    10:30 a.m.

    231th Commencement
    Campus Lawn (Rain Site: Benjamin A. Johnson Lifetime Fitness Center; 6 tickets per graduate [necessary for rain location only]. Tickets will be distributed at rehearsal on Friday.)


    12:30 p.m.

    Commencement Reception
    President and Mrs. Mitchell Reiss invite graduates and their families to a reception.
    Martha Washington Square (Rain site: Russell Gymnasium, Cain Athletic Center)


    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

    1782 & the George Washington Society Cocktail Party and Preakness Stakes. 

    By invitation only. 

    Casey Academic Center, Admissions Welcome Center