Washington College is a residential college, which means that the majority of the students live in college dormitories.
There are co-ed dorms, as well as single-sex dorms. Each dorm has one or more Resident Assistants (RA) who looks after the welfare of the dorm or floor and is able to handle individual concerns or questions. Because your dorm life will be an important part of your college experience, we encourage you to participate in the events that your RA will plan for his or her hall in trying to establish a deeper friendship among the residents.
When you arrive at Washington College you will have already been assigned a room.
Your room will contain the following pieces of furniture:
- bed and mattress
You are responsible for keeping them in good condition for the entire period you are there. Each dorm has its own laundry facilities, which consist of washing machines and dryers. The cost for one load of laundry is $3.00 (a wash and a dry), and you will use washing cards that you may purchase from either the Student Center or from the Bookstore. Cards are $10 or $50, and you can increase the amount you have on your card at any time.
Two dorms are reserved for female residents only and two dorms are reserved for male residents only. However, young men and women are permitted to visit the dorm and use the facilities at any time. The other dormitories are divided by floor or suite.
Every year, Washington College dorms will close after Fall and Spring Semesters. Students are required to leave their dorm and turn in their key no later than 24 hours after their last exam.
Please keep this condition in mind when making your plans for winter and summer vacations.
Dorms are open during Fall Break (October), Thanksgiving Holiday (November) and Spring Break (March) and but Dining Services are closed.
IMPORTANT: Students are NOT permitted to stay in their dorm over the Winter Break (mid-December-Mid January). It is required that you are out of your dorm by the last day of exams; no later. The same holds true for the end of the Spring Semester. Please make sure you plan accordingly.
Between Winter Break and Spring Semester many exchange students travel and many international students stay with friends or return home. Students can return to campus the Sunday before classes beg
Laundry machines and dryers are available in all residence halls, it costs $3.00 to wash and dry your clothes. Dry cleaning is also available in off campus locations.