Calendar

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019

    Senior Excursion to Mount Vernon (For graduating seniors only)

    Cruise aboard the Spirit of Mt. Vernon and a Champagne Toast on the Lawn of Mount Vernon. Bus transportation provided - all students are required to utilize the bus service to attend. Students must depart from and return to Washington College. Details to be provided to the students.

    Students are expected to use Canvas to RSVP in late spring. Students who do not RSVP are not guaranteed a spot on the bus to attend the trip. 

  • Friday, May 17, 2019

    This is a tentative schedule and subject to change.

     

    7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

    Athletic Facilities Open for Enjoyment
    Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center - Open Weight Room 


    10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

     Athletic Facilities Open for Enjoyment
    Eugene B. Casey Swim Center - Open Swim Time
    Lelia Hynson Pavilion & Truslow Boat House - Open Waterfront
    Schottland Pavilion and Tennis Courts - Open Tennis Time 

     

    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

     Athletic Facilities Open for Enjoyment
    Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center - Open Weight Room
    Squash and Racquetball Courts and the Fieldhouse will be closed.

     

    12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    Senior Class Luncheon (For seniors and faculty only)
    Miller Library Terrace
    Rain Location: Fieldhouse, Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center

     

    1:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Commencement Rehearsal (Mandatory for Students) 
    Caps, gowns, and Commencement rain location tickets will be distributed at rehearsal only.
    Fieldhouse, Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center

     

    2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Check-in for families with on-campus accommodations and meal tickets
    Hodson Hall Commons Lobby

     

    4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Athletic Facilities Open for Enjoyment
    Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center - Open Weight Room 

     

    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Dinner in the Dining Hall
    Meals may be purchased at the door. Students may use their meal swipe.
    Hodson Hall Commons Dining Hall
     

    7:30 p.m.

    Annual Sophie Kerr Announcement
    Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts
    If you are unable to attend the Sophie Kerr Announcement in person, you can view the event via our LiveStream page:  https://www.washcoll.edu/offices/digital-media-services/live/ This stream also provides captioned text.

  • Saturday, May 18, 2019

    This is a tentative schedule and subject to change.

     

    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Chestertown Farmers and Artisans Market
    Fountain Park, Chestertown

     

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Continental Breakfast in the Dining Hall
    Hodson Hall Commons Dining Hall
    Graduates: Free with ticket in rehearsal packet
    Adults: $12
    Children under 10: $7
    Advance sale beginning April 1st on the registration site http://bit.ly/WCCommencement2019.

     

    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Check-in for families with on-campus accommodations and meal tickets
    Hodson Hall Commons Lobby

     

    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Boathouse Open for Water Sports
    Truslow Boathouse

     

    10:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    Tour the Chester River on the Callinectes!
    (Weather permitting, reservations required.)
    Hodson Boathouse Dock
    The Callinectes, Washington College’s research vessel, will take five 45-minute tours of the Chester River. $10 per person. Reservations are required, as space is limited. Online registration begins April 1st on the registration site http://bit.ly/WCCommencement2019.

     

    1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Intercultural Affairs Sweet Spot
    Hodson Boathouse

    The Intercultural Sweet Spot is the inaugural dessert reception that celebrates students of color who have achieved the great accomplishment of graduating from Washington College. The significance of this reception is to recognize and honor students of color and their families, as we engage and fellowship together. If you plan to attend, please contact Carese Bates at cbates2@washcoll.edu

     

    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Annual Commencement Dinner
    Casual buffet dinner with classmates and families. 
    Hodson Hall Commons, Main Dining Room
    Graduates: Free with ticket in rehearsal packet
    Adults: $15
    Children under 10: $8
    Advance sale beginning April 1st on the registration site http://bit.ly/WCCommencement2019 or pay a the door.

     

    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Check-in for families with on-campus accommodations and meal tickets
    Hodson Hall Commons Lobby

     

    8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    Commencement Firework Celebration
    Parents, graduates, faculty, and staff are welcome.
    Hosted by the Office of Student Engagement.
    Admission free, ice cream truck, cash bar, music
    The Patio near the River Residence Halls

  • Sunday, May 19, 2019

    6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    Weather report/Commencement updates available through the College switchboard:

    Long distance (800) 422-1782; Local (410) 778-2800; On-Campus dial 0

     

    7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Java George Open for Coffee
    Hodson Hall Commons, 1st floor 

     

    7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Commencement Checkout
    Families with on-campus room reservations should return their packets during this time. Reservation information available in the spring.
    Hodson Hall Commons Lobby, 1st floor 

     

    8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Breakfast for Seniors and Families
    Hodson Hall Commons, Main Dining Room
    Graduates: Free with ticket in rehearsal packet
    Adults: $12
    Children under 10: $7
    Advance sale beginning April 1st on the registration site http://bit.ly/WCCommencement2019 or pay a the door.

     

    8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    Habitat for Humanity Flower Sale
    Hodson Hall Commons, Lobby 
    Flower pick up for those who pre-ordered flowers. Additional bouquets available for purchase.

     

    9:30 a.m.

    Graduates Report for Robing
    John S. Toll Science Center
    (Rain Location: Cain Athletic Center, Russell Gymnasium)

     

    10:30 a.m.     

    236th Commencement
    Campus Lawn
    (Rain Location: Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center. Graduates will each be issued 6 tickets at rehearsal on Friday. Tickets are only needed if Commencement is held inside.)

    If you are unable to attend the 236th Commencement in person, you can view the event via our LiveStream page:  https://www.washcoll.edu/offices/digital-media-services/live/. This stream also provides captioned text. A recording of the event will be available on our YouTube channel a few days after the event.


    At the Conclusion of the Ceremony

    Diploma Pick up
    Underwood Lobby, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Graduates’ diplomas will be available for pick up for one (1) hour immediately following the conclusion of the Commencement Ceremony.

    Graduates must present their student ID or other government issued ID to the Registrar’s Office Staff to receive their diploma. The diploma must be picked up by the graduate.

     

    12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Commencement Reception
    President and Mrs. Landgraf invite graduates and their families to a light reception.
    Martha Washington Square
    (Rain Location: Cain Athletic Center, Russell Gymnasium) 

  • Reservation Information

    Certain events on require registration or we suggest that you do register in advance. Additional information regarding these reservations will be available as they become available. This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

     

    Friday, May 17, 2019 - Sunday, May 19, 2019
    On-Campus Accommodations 

    A limited number of College residence hall suites will be available for families and guests the night of Friday, May 17, 2019 and Saturday, May 18, 2019 through Conference Services. Check-out for these rooms as well as residential students is 7:00 PM on Sunday.

    Suites (accommodates up to 4 people) will be $220, plus a 5% Kent County Room Tax, for a total of $231 per suite. Reservations begin April 1st by 10:00 a.m. on the registration site http://bit.ly/WCCommencement2019.

    For more information, call: (800)422-1782 ext. 7253 / or (410)778-7253.

     

    Saturday, May 19, 2019
    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Brunch in the Dining Hall
    Brunch with classmates and families.

    Hodson Hall Commons, Main Dining Room

    Graduates: Free with ticket in rehearsal packet
    Adults: $12
    Children under 10: $7
    Advance sale beginning April 1st by 10:00 a.m. on the registration site http://bit.ly/WCCommencement2019 or pay a the door.

    For more information, call: (800)422-1782 ext. 7888 / or (410)778-7888.

     

    Saturday, May 18, 2019
    10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tour the Chester River on the Callinectes!

    (Weather permitting, reservations required.)

    Hodson Boathouse Dock

    The Callinectes, Washington College’s research vessel, will take five 45-minute tours of the Chester River for family and guests of graduates. Reservations are required, as space is limited. 

    $10 each person, registration begins April 1st by 10:00 a.m. on the registration site http://bit.ly/WCCommencement2019.

    For more information, call: (800)422-1782 ext. 7888 / or (410)778-7888.

     

    Saturday, May 18, 2019
    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Annual Commencement Dinner
    Casual buffet dinner with classmates and families.

    Hodson Hall Commons, Main Dining Room

    Graduates: Free with ticket in rehearsal packet
    Adults: $15
    Children under 10: $8

    Advance sale beginning April 1st by 10:00 a.m. on the registration site http://bit.ly/WCCommencement2019 or pay a the door.

    For more information, call: (800)422-1782 ext. 7888 / or (410)778-7888.

     

    Sunday, May 19, 2019
    8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Annual Commencement Breakfast
    Breakfast with classmates and families.

    Hodson Hall Commons, Main Dining Room

    Graduates: Free with ticket in rehearsal packet
    Adults: $12
    Children under 10: $7

    Advance sale beginning April 1st by 10:00 a.m. on the registration site http://bit.ly/WCCommencement2019 or pay a the door.

    For more information, call: (800)422-1782 ext. 7888 / or (410)778-7888.

      

  • Campus Services

    Hours of Operation for Commencement Weekend

    This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

    Hodson Hall Commons Dining Hall  
    Friday, May 17, 2019  
        Lunch closed

        Dinner

     5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, May 18, 2019  
       Continental Breakfast  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
       Dinner  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday, May 19, 2019  
       Breakfast  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
       

    Java George

     
    Friday, May 17, 2019 closed
    Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
    Sunday, May 19, 2019

    7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

       

    Johnson Fitness Center (Weight Room Only) 

    Friday, May 17, 2019 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
      11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
      4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, May 18, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Sunday, May 19, 2019 Closed
       

    Casey Swim Center

     
    Friday, May 17, 2019 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
      12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
      5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, May 18, 2019  1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
       
    Schottland Tennis Center  
    Friday, May 17, 2019 T.B.D.
    Saturday, May 18, 2019 T.B.D.
       

    Hodson Boat House
    Kayaks available on a first come, first served basis

     
    Friday, May 17, 2019 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
       

    Bookstore

     
    Friday, May 17, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 18, 2019 T.B.D.
    Sunday, May 19, 2019 T.B.D.
       
    Public Safety  410-778-7810
    Located on the ground floor
    of the Casey Academic Center 
    24 hours
       
    Miller Library  
    Friday, May 17, 2019  T.B.D.
    Saturday, May 18, 2019  T.B.D.
    Sunday, May 19, 2019  T.B.D.