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Upcoming Events

Admissions Events are the perfect opportunity to get to know our campus on a day made just for you. See our beautiful campus, get one-on-one time with faculty and staff from multiple majors and offices, and find out more about what makes Washington College great.


 Virtual Summer Conferences

July 15-18, 2020

Home to the famous Sophie Kerr Prize (the largest undergraduate writing prize in the country), Washington College has made a name for itself as a school for writers, a place where aspiring poets, novelists, and memoirists can study with prize-winning authors to hone their craft. At the Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference, high school students experience the literary community that Washington College has to offer and discover the many opportunities available to undergraduates: internships and funding grants in publishing, writing, and editing; a host of student-run publications; and the chance to serve as editorial screeners on Cherry Tree, Washington College’s national literary journal.

This year’s conference will take place online, and will offer the same great writing faculty, the same great craft talks and readings, and the same great literary camaraderie as in years past. Students participate in intensive creative writing workshops in their choice of genre (poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction). They discuss literature at the college level with current English faculty, attend online craft talks, and participate in virtual open mic readings.

Fees and Deadlines

Program Fee $295 (includes College Admissions Essay workshop) - scholarships available, more information provided in application

If you decide you would like to apply and enroll at Washington College, you will receive a $1,000 Engagement Credit towards your Financial Aid package.

June 15: Scholarship Submission Deadline
July 1: Application Submission Deadline

For questions regarding cost and registration, please contact Dr. James Allen Hall at .


Fall Open Houses

You and your family are invited to the first Open House of the fall on October 10th. Whether you’ve got everything under control and just want to talk with some of our amazing professors or you’re just getting started on your college search, there will be a chance to have all your questions answered.

Here is a sample schedule for the October Open House.

Check back August 1 to register. 

Join us on campus for a day of tours, customized information sessions, and meetings with faculty and current students. See our beautiful campus, meet with members of the Financial Aid, Career Services, and Study Abroad offices, and learn how a Washington College education helps students do it all.

Here is a sample schedule for the November Open House. 

Check back August 1 to register. 

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