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Pre-Orientation Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  When will I know what program I will be participating in?

A: Registration for Pre-Orientation Programs closes on Tuesday, June 28th.  Placement notification will be emailed to students no later than Wednesday, July 6th. 

Q. When will I know what necessities I need to bring to be prepared for my specific program?

A: When students are notified of their program assignment, they will also receive any special packing lists that may accompany their trip.

Q. What does the $50 Pre-Orientation registration fee cover? 

A. It covers the full cost of the program, all meals, transportation, supplies related to the program, and any entrance fees. There will be no additional cost to the student for anything during the pre-orientation program. 

Q. Is there a wait-list I can be added to if I do not get placed in a pre-orientation program?

A: Yes! Students have until July 20th to secure their program placement. After July 20th students on the wait-list will be assigned to programs based on availability.

Q.  If I have a disability, will I be able to participate in a Pre-Orientation Program?

A: Yes, Washington College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Andrea Vassar, Section 504/ADA Coordinator at avassar2@washcoll.edu, or call 410-778-7883.

Q. Who can I contact about any other questions that I may have about my Pre-Orientation experience?

A: Please direct all questions to Kellyanne Ford, Assistant Director of Student Engagement, at (410) 778-6118, or kford2@washcoll.edu.