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The start of college is an exciting, and sometimes a little scary, time in your life. You are starting a journey  which will lead you down the path to becoming thoughtful, well-informed people who live lives of purpose and passion and practice the enduring values of Washington College - critical thinking, effective communication, and moral courage.

To help you as you embark on your journey, I invite you to take advantage of everything this amazing place has to offer.  You have expert guides. Your First-Year Advisors, Peer Mentors, and Residence Assistants can’t wait to meet you and help you get started. 

You also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of programs and experiences when you first arrive. Everything from the First-Year Reading and Orientation Explore! to the First-Year Career Awareness Program are here to engage, enrich, and support you. 

You may be anxious about all the steps you need to take before the most important one: stepping into the classroom on the first day of classes!  This website is full of great information that will help keep you organized, answer your questions, fuel your excitement, and ease the transition to college. Make sure you take the time to check out everything, particularly Preparing for Summer Advising and the Summer To-Do List. 

So, I welcome you to your first year at Washington College! I can’t say it enough - I am thrilled that you are here!!! Please reach out to me if you need anything. 

Warm Regards, 

 Dean Vassar

Andrea Vassar, M.Ed.
Assistant Dean for First Year  Experience and Student Success 
Bunting Hall, 1st Floor | 
410-778-7206| FAX: 410-778-7850