Shorthand for Washington College. Not to be confused with CAC, shorthand for the Casey Academic Center.
Another name for WAC. It’s a reference not only to our campus location in the Atlantic Flyway, but also to our mascot, Do you tweet? Add #goosenation to your campus-related tweets!
Beloved mascot of Washington College. (“Honk, Honk.”)
Team names for Washington College athletes. For us, it’s all about our location! Geese love it here.
The year that Washington College was founded by the Rev. William Smith, George Washington, and other revolutionary thinkers.
Short for Chestertown, your college town.
Public Safety. Their office is located on the lower level of Wicomico, but you’ll see them conducting foot and vehicle patrols of the entire campus.
Student Events Board. This student group plans and hosts regular student activities and all-campus events.
Every Wednesday, the Student Events Board hosts a campus-wide competition to see who can best represent the school in their Washington College swag.
Student Government Association. In existence since 1919, the SGA provides financial support to clubs and organizations, proves a voice to the students and builds strong community service and outreach programs.
William Smith Hall. Some classes are held here, and there are a number of faculty offices. This is also where the HelpDesk is located (this is important).
Main brick pathway on campus. Named for Douglass Cater, twenty-third president of Washington College.
International House, one of the Hill Dorms, where international students, modern language majors and international studies majors can apply to live.
The place to get coffee on campus! Meet up with a friend or a professor before or after class.
Johnson Fitness Center, the place to work out on campus.
The Rose O’Neill Literary House, a white Victorian home on the edge of campus, open to all students. You might meet a famous author here, listen to a poetry or book reading, or have a cup of hot cocoa with friends.
Litrenta Lecture Hall, located in the John S. Toll Science Center Building. You might have a general science class here, see a movie, or a special guest lecture.
An alternative to the main campus dining hall, serving a variety of grilled foods, salads, and made-to-order meals.
One of the Hill Dorms, Middle Hall offers specialty housing on campus for students interested in creative writing, art, theatre and music.
Multimedia Production Center. You can borrow DSL cameras, video cameras, or use their equipment to edit photos, videos and create presentations for class.
Sassafras residence hall, built in 2008.
Casey Academic Center. Admissions, Student Affairs, and some student mailboxes are located here.
A performance/activity/student space in the Hodson Hall Student Center. You might hear a lecture, see a movie or be hypnotized here.
The big, open lawn on campus, between the Hill Dorms and the John Toll Science Center Complex.
Name for three of our oldest buildings on campus, now specialty housing. See Middle, I-House, and West. More on the buildings here.
The area between the three fraternity house buildings - Cecil, Dorchester, and Talbot.
West Hall, one of the Hill Dorms, offers specialty housing on campus for students interested in math and science.
A group name for the residence halls located around the perimeter of the baseball park. The Western Shore is made up of suite-style housing for juniors and seniors.
The center of downtown Chestertown - a large fountain stands in the middle. Where Art in the Park, Taste of the Town, Music in the Park, and weekly Farmers’ Market is held.
Procolino’s pizza, a popular college hangout. Located half a mile from campus. Ask for the College Special.
Royal Farms, a 24-hour convenience store in town. They love college students!
Play it Again Sam. An eclectic coffee shop that also serves breakfast and lunch. Ask for the Alaskan!
The Fish Whistle, a restaurant/bar on the Chester River, one mile from campus. It’s a popular local hangout.
Twigs & Teacups is a specialty shop that carries a little bit of everything.
Open area by the river, located next to the Washington College Boat House.
Early twentieth-century writer who loved Washington College. She left a large endowment to the College, to be used to enhance the creative writing program. Each year, one graduating senior wins the Sophie Kerr Prize, valued at $58,000 in 2012.
Check out Gus’s Glossary on the Washington College Athletics website here.
The official start of the fall semester, the all-campus picnic is held the night before the first day of classes. The entire campus community attends.
The biggest party of the year, in celebration of our patron George Washington. Alumni, students, professors, staff and friends can attend.
A yearly campus-wide community service project. Usually in April.
A yearly campus-wide environmental consciousness campaign.
We’ll let you figure this one out on campus freshman year.
Advising Day in April—no classes, and the Green transforms into a large playground.
An annual lacrosse game vs. Salisbury University. Alternates locations—some years WAC hosts, others SU hosts.