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Facilities

Work, play, relax, repeat. Such is the life of the college student, and luckily for those at WC, campus facilities offer plenty of opportunities for all three! Read on to find out where you’ll spend your time.

The Eugene B. Casey Academic Center

This grand Georgian-style brick building is at the heart of campus activity. The ground floor is a grand concourse that opens onto the College’s bookstore, student post office, and a common room for both faculty and students. The second floor includes our Hall of Presidents, a multipurpose forum, several seminar-size classrooms, and the Student Affairs Office. The third floor is home to the Office of Admissions and Student Financial Aid. Wireless access is available in the building.

The Bookstore

Barnes & Noble operates the bookstore, located on the ground floor of the CAC. In addition to textbooks and class materials, the bookstore offers a selection of bestsellers, electronics, and Washington College apparel.

Daly Hall

A mix of classrooms, seminar rooms, faculty offices, and a computer lab, with wireless access throughout the building.

The Constance Stuart Larrabee Arts Center

Named for the renowned WWII-era photographer, this former boiler plant has been converted into an arts facility equipped with studios for painting, printmaking, and ceramics, as well as a woodworking shop, darkroom, exhibit spaces, and faculty offices.

The Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts

The newly renovated and expanded Gibson Center for the Arts places the arts at the heart of the liberal arts experience. It also reaffirms Rev. William Smith’s vision for Washington College as the cultural center of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Ultimately, human society benefits when young people are trained to be creative and imaginative thinkers, as they are in Washington College’s music and drama programs.

The $24 million renovation and expansion project provides rehearsal and performance space on campus while addressing issues of aesthetics, functionality and accessibility. There are three performance spaces—a 200-set music recital hall, the 450-seat main theater and an experimental theater seating 150—each accessed through a common glassed lobby that overlooks Martha Washington Square.

Louis L. Goldstein Hall

As a student, Louis L. Goldstein ‘35 was suspended for throwing an after-hours fraternity party—and inviting coeds. The youthful transgression didn’t stop him from becoming the longest-serving public official in Maryland. He also held a spot on his alma mater’s Board of Visitors and Governors from 1957 until his death in 1998, serving as Chairman for eighteen years. The building named for him combines faculty offices, classrooms, seminar rooms, labs, a 75-seat lecture hall, and wireless access throughout the building. The Writing Center is here, too.

Kohl Gallery

The Kohl Gallery is located in the Gibson Center for the Arts on the Washington College campus. Students have the opportunity to intern and curate professional art exhibitions.

Dunning Hall/ Alonzo G. Decker Laboratory Center

When Dunning Science Hall opened in 1940, it helped the College build upon its strong reputation for teaching in the natural sciences. The Decker Center opened in 1988 and was recently renovated. Together, they are part of a complex devoted to the sciences, housing classrooms, labs, and offices for the mathematics, physics, and psychology departments.

William Smith Hall

Named in honor of the College’s founder, this early twentieth-century classroom building is affectionately known as “Bill Smith.” During World War II, female students gathered to roll bandages in the basement. Today, the building is wireless-accessible and includes seminar rooms and larger classrooms, faculty offices, and the Norman James Theatre, a 164-seat auditorium used for symposia, films, and student recitals.

Clifton M. Miller Library

The library recently reopened after a major renovation to enhance library services and learning spaces supported by sound structural and mechanical systems, including a geothermal heating and cooling system.

The renovations provided additional enclosed spaces for group study and an open study area on the second floor, new offices for Instructional Technology staff,  expansion of the Office of Academic Skills, and a café in the Commons facing the Library plaza.

The Johnson Fitness Center

The JFC provides an array of activities and fitness outlets for the Washington College Community.

The facility is dedicated to meeting the strength, aerobic, and fitness needs of the college community through its variety of activities, programs, and state of the art equipment.