Calendar

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018

     

    3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Senior Excursion to Mount Vernon (For graduating seniors only)

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

  • Friday, May 19, 2018

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

    Athletic Facilities Open for Enjoyment

               Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center - Open Weight Room

      

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.           

    Bookstore Open 

    Casey Academic Center

     

    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

                        (Experienced rowers and sailors only)

                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

     

    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

     

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

    Athletic Facilities Open for Enjoyment

                Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center - Open Weight Room 

     

    7:30 p.m.

    Annual Sophie Kerr Announcement

    Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts

     

    8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Commencement Celebration Fireworks and Bonfire

    Parents, graduates, faculty, and staff are welcome.

    Hosted by the Office of Student Engagement.

    Admission free, cash bar

    The Quad

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018

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

    Chestertown Farmers and Artisans Market

    Fountain Park, Chestertown

     

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

    Boathouse Open for Water Sports

    Truslow Boathouse

     

    11:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    Tour the Chester River on the Callinectes!

    (Weather permitting, reservations required.)

    Truslow Boathouse Dock

    The Callinectes, Washington College’s research vessel, will take five 45-minute tours of the Chester River. Reservations are required, as space is limited. Reservation information will be available in the spring, with registration beginning on April 1.


    11:30 a.m.

    The Dedication of the Rebecca Corbin Loree Center

    Center for Career Development

     

    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Annual Commencement Dinner

    Casual buffet dinner with classmates and families. 

    Graduating Seniors free with ticket provided at Commencement Rehearsal. Additional information will be available in the spring. Tickets for guests may be purchased for the pre-sale price starting April 1.

    Hodson Hall Commons, Main Dining Room

     

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

    Commencement  Bonfire, Music and Fireworks

    Parents, graduates, faculty, and staff are welcome.
    Hosted by the Office of Student Engagement.
    Admission free, cash bar

    The Quad

  • Sunday, May 20, 2018

    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. Reservations can be made at starting April 1.

    Hodson Hall Commons Lobby, 1st floor 

     

    8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    Breakfast for Seniors and Families

    Graduates free, all others may pay at the door. $7, cash or credit.

    Hodson Hall Commons, Main Dining Room

      

    9:30 a.m.

    Graduates Report for Robing

    John S. Toll Science Center

    (Rain Location: Cain Athletic Center, Russell Gymnasium)

     

    10:30 a.m.     

    235th 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.)

     

    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 Friday, May 18, 2018 and Saturday, May 19, 2018 require registration or we suggest that you do register in advance.

    Starting April 1, the following registrations will be available:

     

    Friday, May 18, 2018 - Sunday, May 20, 2018
    On-Campus Accommodations 

    A limited number of College residence hall rooms will be available for families and guests the night of Friday, May 18, 2018 and Saturday, May 19, 2018 through Conference Services. Check out for these rooms as well as residential students is 7:00 PM on Sunday.

    Reservations will be available April 1. The link to register for this event will be available in the spring.

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

     

    Saturday, May 19, 2018
    11:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Tour the Chester River on the Callinectes!

    (Weather permitting, reservations required.)

    Truslow 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. 

    Reservations will be available April 1. The link to register for this event will be available in the spring.

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

     

    Saturday, May 19, 2018
    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Annual Commencement Dinner
    Casual buffet dinner with classmates and families.

    Hodson Hall Commons, Main Dining Room

    Cost for adults and children: TBD. Graduating Seniors free.
    Tickets will be available April 1. The link to register for this event will be available in the spring.

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

      

  • Campus Services

    Hours of Operation for Commencement Weekend

    Hodson Hall Commons Dining Hall  
    Friday, May 18, 2018 T.B.D.
    Saturday, May 19, 2018 T.B.D.
    Sunday, May 20, 2018 T.B.D.
       

    Java George

     
    Friday, May 18, 2018 T.B.D.
    Saturday, May 19, 2018 T.B.D.
    Sunday, May 20, 2018

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

       

    Johnson Fitness Center (Weight Room Only) 

    Friday, May 18, 2018 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 19, 2018  T.B.D.
       

    Casey Swim Center

     
    Friday, May 18, 2018 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 19, 2018  1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
       
    Schottland Tennis Center  
    Friday, May 18, 2018 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
       

    Bookstore

     
    Friday, May 18, 2018  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 19, 2018  T.B.D.
       
    Public Safety  410-778-7810
      24 hours