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Schedule of Events

  • Thurs, May 18

     

    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    The Smithsonian’s “The Way We Worked” a traveling exhibition at Sumner Hall cosponsored by the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.

    Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen Street Chestertown

    Free and open to the public. For more information please visit the event page.  

     

    1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

    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 19

    7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

    Athletic Facilities Open for Enjoyment

               Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center - Open Weight Room

     

    8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Java George Open for Coffee

    Hodson Hall Commons, 1st Floor 

     

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.           

    Bookstore Open 

    Casey Academic Center

    (College Ring Sales 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Casey Academic CenterGallery)

     

    10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Athletic Facilities Open for Enjoyment

                Eugene B. Casey Swim Center - Open Swim Time

                Lelia Hynson Pavilion & Truslow Boat House - Open Waterfront

                        (Experienced rowers and sailors only)

                Schottland Pavilion and Tennis Courts - Open Tennis Time 

     

    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Athletic Facilities Open for Enjoyment

                Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center - Open Weight Room

     

    11:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    Tour the Chester River on the Callinectes!

    (Weather permitting, reservations required.)

    Truslow Boathouse Dock

    The Callinectes, Washington College’s research vessel, will take five one-hour tours of the Chester River. Reservations are required, as space is limited. Reservations will be available April 1 at 2017chesterrivercruises.eventbrite.com. Graduating seniors will be unable to participate due to the Senior Class Luncheon and Commencement Rehearsal.

     

    12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    The Smithsonian’s “The Way We Worked” a traveling exhibition at Sumner Hall cosponsored by the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.

    Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen Street Chestertown

    Free and open to the public. For more information please visit the event page.  

     

    12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    Senior Class Luncheon (For seniors and faculty only)

    Miller Library Terrace

    Rain Location: Russell Gymnasium, Cain Athletic Center

      

    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

     

    2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Commencement Housing Registration

    Families with on-campus room reservations should pick up their packets at this location. Reservations will be available starting April 1 at 2017commencementhousing.eventbrite.com.

    Hodson Hall Commons Lobby, 1st Floor 

     

    4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Athletic Facilities Open for Enjoyment

                Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center - Open Weight Room

     

    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Annual Commencement Dinner

    Casual buffet dinner with classmates and families. 

    Adults $15 (Pre-sale Tickets $14), Children under 10 $8 (Pre-sale Tickets $9)

    Graduating Seniors free with ticket provided at Commencement Rehearsal. Tickets for guests may be purchased for the pre-sale price starting April 1 at 2017commencementdinner.eventbrite.com.

    Hodson Hall Commons, Main Dining Room

     

    7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Annual Announcement of the 50th Sophie Kerr Prize

    Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts

     

    9:00 p.m.

    Commencement Fireworks

    Viewing is best from the field in front of Sassafras, Chester and Corsica Halls. Due to safety concerns, the stadium will be closed.

     

    9:15 p.m. – Midnight

    Commencement Celebration and Bonfire

    Parents, graduates, faculty, and staff are welcome.

    Hosted by the Office of Student Engagement.

    Admission free, cash bar

    The Quad

  • Sat, May 20

    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. – 12:00 p.m.

    Java George Open for Coffee

    Hodson Hall Commons, 1st floor 

     

    7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Commencement Checkout

    Families with on-campus room reservations should return their packets during this time. Overnight accommodation is for Friday only. Reservations can be made at wccommencementhousing.eventbrite.com starting April 1.

    Hodson Hall Commons Lobby, 1st floor 

     

    8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    Breakfast for Seniors and Families

    Graduates free, all others may pay at the door. $7, cash or credit.

    Hodson Hall Commons, Main Dining Room

     

    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    The Smithsonian’s “The Way We Worked” a traveling exhibition at Sumner Hall
    cosponsored by the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.

    Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen Street Chestertown

    Free and open to the public. For more information please visit the event page.  

     

    9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.           

    Bookstore Open 

    Casey Academic Center

     

    9:30 a.m.

    Graduates Report for Robing

    John S. Toll Science Center

    (Rain Location: Cain Athletic Center, Russell Gymnasium)

     

    10:30 a.m.     

    234th Commencement

    Campus Lawn

    (Rain Location: Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center. Graduates will each be issued 6 tickets at rehearsal on Friday. Tickets are only needed if Commencement is held inside.)

     

    12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Commencement Reception

    President Sheila Bair and Mr. Scott Cooper invite graduates and their families to a light reception.

    Martha Washington Square
    (Rain Location: Cain Athletic Center, Russell Gymnasium) 

  • Reservations

    Certain events on Friday, May 19, 2017 require registration or we suggest that you do register in advance.

    Starting April 1, the following registrations will be available:

    11:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    Tour the Chester River on the Callinectes!

    (Weather permitting, reservations required.)

    Truslow Boathouse Dock

    The Callinectes, Washington College’s research vessel, will take five 45-minute tours of the Chester River for family and guests of graudates. Reservations are required, as space is limited. Graduates are not able to attend these cruises, as they will be invited to the Senior Luncheon and be required to attend rehearsal.

    Reservations will be available April 1 at 2017chesterrivercruises.eventbrite.com.

    For more information, call: (800)422-1782 ext. 7888 / or (410)778-7888.

     

    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Annual Commencement Dinner

    Casual buffet dinner with classmates and families.

    Adults $14, Children under 10 $7, Graduating Seniors free. Tickets will be available for purchase on-line from April 1 to May 16 at 2017commencementdinner.eventbrite.com. On May 19, tickets may be purchased at the door for an increased charge of $15 for adults, and $8 for children. Graduates will be given tickets at rehearsal.

    Hodson Hall Commons, Main Dining Room

    For more information, call: (800)422-1782 ext. 7888 / or (410)778-7888.

     

    On-Campus Accommodations 

    A limited number of College residence hall rooms will be available for families and guests the night of Friday, May 19 through Conference Services.

    Registration will be available starting April 1st at 2017commencementhousing.eventbrite.com.

    For more information, call: (800)422-1782 ext. 7253 / or (410)778-7253.

     

  • Campus Services

    Hours of Operation for Commencement Weekend

    Hodson Hall Commons Dining Hall  
    Friday, May 19, 2017 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
    Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
       
    Java George  
    Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
       

    Johnson Fitness Center

    (Weight Room Only)

     
    Friday, May 19, 2017 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
      11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
      4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
       
    Casey Swim Center  
    Friday, May 19, 2017  7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
       12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
       5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
       
    Bookstore  
    Friday, May 19, 2017  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 20, 2017  9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
       
     Public Safety  410-778-7810
      24 hours