Orientation Explore!

    2021 Orientation Explore! will be a different format than years past. Learn more below and continue to monitor your WC email for updates.

    Our Orientation Explore! Programs offer an exciting start to your first year at Washington College. Each program provides the opportunity to learn more about leadership skills and getting involved on campus, all while giving you a chance to meet other students with similar interests.

    Like many things, COVID-19 is impacting these activities. We are in the process of modifying our New Student Orientation and Explore! Programs to ensure a safe introduction to the Washington College community.

    For Fall 2021, we are planning an in-person 3-4 day experience that will ensure you have the necessary information to support a positive college experience. All incoming students are required to participate in Orientation which includes fun and educational experiences. Our focus will include learning about their new environment, building relationships, participation in key developmental topics to ensure a successful transition to campus, and readying you for your new academic experience. 

    Upon arrival, you will meet-up with your assigned Peer Mentor and will have the opportunity to sign up for an Explore! Program that will be extended through the fall term, instead of covered in the first few days of your arrival on-campus. 

    At this point, we anticipate beginning New Student Orientation beginning August 23rd on Move-in Day. Please be on the look out for further communication as Move-in Day approaches. 


    Disability Services

    Washington College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any accommodation, please email Liz Shirk, Disability Access Specialist at or call 410-778-7860.