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.
On Campus Events
Want to make the most of your weekends this spring? Saturdays on the Shore are your one-stop shop for admissions, academics and student life! Attend an information session led by one of our Admissions Counselors and a member of the WC community, followed by a campus tour with a current student.
Don’t forget to explore downtown Chestertown while you’re in the area! We recommend arriving early to visit the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market, or hanging back to grab lunch after your tour!
Spring 2021 Virtual Events
Hear from recent alumni on how WC helped prepare them to launch their careers.
Business Management – April 14, 7:00 PM
Hear from current WC parents and family members about their student’s college search process, what ultimately led them to join the WC community, and how their student has thrived as part of Goose Nation.
Moment You Knew WC Was the Place for Your Student – April 20, 7:00 PM
Admitted Student Events
Grab your sunnies; we’re taking Admitted Students Day outside.
You're invited to join WC on April 10th from 11am-2pm. Once you pass your temperature check and receive your VIP wristband, you can explore our 112 acre campus and stop by the three tents featuring the Academic Department Expo, Student Experience & Resources Fair, and the Main Stage. The final stop is where you can enjoy a socially distant concert with our musical guests, the Bachelor Boys, and participate in lawn games at the Perfect Picnic Park.
Don't miss a beat! Click here to visit the ASD website and find up-to-date information regarding the day's schedule and performances!
THIS EVENT IS FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS ONLY
If you would like to speak with someone about making a Financial Aid appointment, please contact their office directly at 410-778-7214 to set up an appointment.
Program Dates: July 12-16, 2021
Scholarship Application Deadline: June 1, 2021
Registration Closes: June 18, 2021
Cost: $250 plus $100 deposit on a materials kit that will be mailed to you. Your $100 deposit will be refunded at the conclusion of the conference, when your materials kit has been successfully returned.
The 2nd Annual Young Environmental Stewards Conference: Virtual Edition will challenge you to discover the place you call home: “who” shares the outdoor space with you, how eco-healthy is your “neighborhood”, what can you do to become an #environmentalinfluencer? Using ArcGIS StoryMaps & Google Classroom as our platform we will combine real-time with on-your-own-time learning and doing.
We will meet synchronously each morning to explore the topic of the day and again each afternoon to share your outdoor experience via your StoryMap, creating a virtual context to communicate your unique watershed story. We are excited to empower you to be a steward and to see yourself on the campus of Washington College as we share our Chester River watershed story with you.
Field Work & Outdoor Exploration
Spend the week exploring the connections between you and your place. Each morning session will prepare you for an outdoor connection. You will still have the opportunity to “get in the field” with this conference, but instead of exploring George Washington’s backyard and the Chester River, you’ll explore your own! This experience will take you beyond your computer screen and into your neighborhood to practice data collection, observe local trees and birds, explore the concept of environmental justice and put stewardship into action.
How will you do all this? As a conference participant, you will receive materials kit and a journal to facilitate your experience. In addition to the $250.00 cost of the conference, you will be responsible for a refundable deposit of $100.00. The kit will be mailed a few weeks ahead of the conference with a prepaid return label. At the conclusion of the conference, return the materials to receive the refund of your deposit.
Save the date! History Off the Page will be happening the last week of July. Registration information will be available soon.
Program Dates: July 14-17, 2021
Scholarship Application Deadline: June 15, 2021
Registration Closes: June 15, 2021
Our motto is “Write Your Truth.” Creative writing workshops at the Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference are designed to help you discover the stories that matter to you. What is your truth? What voice will you use to tell it?
The world has never been in more urgent need of young people who are willing and able to bear witness. Washington College—home to the famous Sophie Kerr Prize, the world’s largest undergraduate writing award, worth nearly $70,000—has made a name for itself as a thriving literary community where aspiring poets, novelists, journalists, and memoirists can study with prize-winning authors to hone their craft. Writing is often a solitary art, but it needn't be a lonely one. The Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference is a vibrant summer gathering that helps rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors build both their skills and their identity as writers.
At the Young Writers’ Conference, students will take intensive creative writing workshops with nationally renowned authors in one of four genres (poetry, fiction, memoir, or journalism), and discuss literature at the college level with current English department faculty, attend professional readings. They will explore the world of literary internships and grants in publishing, writing, and editing, and learn what it’s like to work at college publications such as Cherry Tree, Washington College’s national literary journal.
The conference will take place July 14-17, and will feature nationally renowned writing workshop leaders, literature discussions led by College faculty, and an abundance of literary camaraderie. The cost is $295 per participant, which includes our “Writing a Successful College Admissions Essay” workshop. We have a limited number of full-ride merit and regional scholarships available, and any student who goes on to enroll at Washington College will receive an Engagement Credit that lowers their first-year tuition by $1,000.
We offer a number of scholarships that cover the full cost of tuition. These fall into two groups:
- General Merit Scholarships, which are open to all interested students
- Dixon Scholarships, which are reserved for students from (or attending school in) Kent & Queen Anne’s Counties, Maryland.
Program Dates: July 27-30, 2021
Scholarship Application Deadline: June 13, 2021
Registration Closes: June 27, 2021
The Geospatial Discoveries Conference is an interactive and dynamic virtual experience with a wide range of out-of-the-box activities and technology used to explore the world. Led by staff at the Washington College Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program, this four- day conference gives participants a practical introduction to the systems that connect satellites, drones, data analysts, mobile apps, and web- sites in modern life. Take part in a virtual college classroom experience and participate in experiential learning activities designed to take you outdoors. Faculty and staff will guide lessons on imagery and how drones and satellites take those concepts in different dimensions. Experience the power of remote sensing through a presentation of a 46-foot research vessel and see how sunk shipwrecks can be detected even when completely buried in mud. Learn to create your own spatial data using mobile applications. Build out your experience using cutting-edge data visualization tools to embed maps, applications and multimedia data into an online story! You will see GIS technology used in environmental research, historical and cultural discoveries, crime analysis and mapping, and 3D virtual world creation. Spend time virtually in our GIS Lab working beside our undergraduate interns and see them put their skills in action to tackle real world problems. Discover the adventure of geospatial technologies at work outdoors, in the classroom, and in your life!
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