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Benefits of Working at WAC

Staff Council is making an inventory of the official and unofficial benefits of working at Washington College. 

Are we missing something? Please e-mail ideas to staff_council@washcoll.edu.

The Local Advantage

  • Community Supported Agriculture 
  • Farmers market, direct access to fresh food
  • Historic, family-oriented community
  • Picturesque river setting
  • Eastern Neck Island Wildlife Refuge
  • Birding and hunting opportunities
  • Walkable scale
  • Rails to Trails

Town Traditions

  • 4th of July Parade
  • Chestertown Tea Party
  • Christmas Parade
  • Downrigging Weekend
  • First Fridays
  • Halloween Parade
  • Historic homes tour
  • Locavore Lit Fest 
  • Music in the Park
  • Waterfront Festival

Community Discounts

  • Reduced admission to annual music festival
  • 20% savings on food on Wednesday nights at the Fish Whistle
  • 5% savings on food Sundays at Chestertown Natural Foods
  • Tuesday matinee prices for evening movies at the Chester 5 Theatres

Campus Perks

  • Gym and pool membership, free fitness classes
  • Availability of free college courses and tuition exchange for children, self and spouse
  • Cheaper software with a .edu email address
  • Variety of free lectures by public intellectuals
  • Membership in Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union
  • Free health screenings at annual Health Fair
  • Use of the College waterfront facilities including the pontoon boat and kayaks
  • Reduced meal prices in dining hall
  • Access to professional cameras from the MPC
  • Free software training through Lynda.com
  • Ability to grow food in the campus garden
  • Film Series
  • 12@Hotchkiss free music concerts