Calendar

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, May 14, 2020

    Senior Class Celebration (For Graduating Seniors Only)

    This event is for members of the Class of 2020.
    Details T.B.D

  • Friday, May 15, 2020

    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 graduating 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 graduating seniors) 
    Cap and gown distribution will take place at rehearsal. Each student will also be given a graduation packet including 6 tickets to use in the event of inclement weather for Sunday’s ceremony. Please visit the commencement site for further information.
    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 in advance or at the door. Students with a meal plan may use a meal swipe. All others may purchase tickets in advance or at the door. The registration website will be posted here in the Spring for advanced ticket sales.
    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 16, 2020

    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

     

    Time: T.B.D
    Continental Breakfast in the Dining Hall
    Hodson Hall Commons Dining Hall
    Graduates: Free with ticket in rehearsal packet. All others may purchase tickets in advance or at the door. The registration website will be posted here in the Spring for advanced ticket sales.

     

    9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Weekend Check-in and Registration

    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. The registration website will be posted here in the Spring for advanced ticket sales.

     

    12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Class of 2020 and Alumni Picnic
    Hodson Hall Commons, Main Dining Room

    Graduates free with ticket in rehearsal packet. Others may purchase tickets in advanced or at the door. The registration website will be posted here in the Spring for advanced ticket sales.

     

    1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Affinity Afternoon
    An afternoon of graduate and alumni programming is forthcoming. Please check back for updates.

     

    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 tickets in rehearsal packet. Others may purchase tickets in advanced or at the door. The registration website will be posted here in the Spring for advanced ticket sales.

     

    8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Commencement Firework Celebration
    Parents, graduates, faculty, and staff are welcome.
    Admission free, ice cream truck, cash bar, music
    The Patio near the River Residence Halls

  • Sunday, May 17, 2020

    8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Weather report/Commencement updates available on the College website.

     

    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 keys during this time. Reservation information available in the spring. All guest and residentials students must check out by 7 p.m.
    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. Others may purchase tickets in advanced or at the door. The registration website will be posted here in the Spring for advanced ticket sales.

     

    9:30 a.m.
    Graduates Report for Robing & Line-up
     John S. Toll Science Center
    (Rain Location: Russell Gymnasium, Cain Athletic Center)

     

    10:30 a.m.     
    237th Commencement
    Campus Lawn
    (Rain Location: Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center)

    If you are unable to attend the 237th 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: Russell Gymnasium, Cain Athletic Center)
     

  • 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.

     

    On-Campus Accommodations 

    Check in: Friday, May 15, 2020 or Saturday, May 16, 2020
    Check out: Sunday, May 17, 2020 by 7:00 PM
    A limited number of College residence hall suites and rooms will be available for families and guests the night of Friday, May 15, 2020 and Saturday, May 16, 2020 through Conference Services. Check-out for these rooms as well as residential students is 7:00 PM on Sunday.

    Pricing and registration page will be updated in the spring. 

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

     

    Meals in the Dining Hall

    Friday, May 15, 2020 - Sunday, May 17, 2020
    Hodson Hall Commons, Main Dining Room

    Graduates: Free with ticket in rehearsal packet
    All others can pay in advance or at the door. Pricing and registration page will be updated in the spring. 

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


    Tour the Chester River on the Callinectes!
    Saturday, May 16, 2020
    10:00 a.m - 3:15 p.m

    (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 site 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

    This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

    Hodson Hall Commons Dining Hall  
    Friday, May 15, 2020  
        Lunch closed

        Dinner

    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, May 16, 2020  
      Breakfast T.B.D.
      Lunch T.B.D.
      Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday, May 17, 2020  
      Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
       

    Java George

     
    Friday, May 15, 2020 closed
    Saturday, May 16, 2020 T.B.D
    Sunday, May 17, 2020

    T.B.D

       

    Johnson Fitness Center (Weight Room Only) 

    Friday, May 15, 2020 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 16, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Sunday, May 17, 2020 Closed
       

    Casey Swim Center

     
    Friday, May 15, 2020 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 16, 2020 1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
       
    Schottland Tennis Center  
    Friday, May 15, 2020 T.B.D.
    Saturday, May 16, 2020 T.B.D.
       

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

     
    Friday, May 15, 2020 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday, May 16, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
       

    Bookstore

     
    Friday, May 15, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 16, 2020 T.B.D.
    Sunday, May 17, 2020 T.B.D.
       
    Public Safety  410-778-7810
    Located on the ground floor
    of Cullen Hall
    24 hours
       
    Miller Library  
    Friday, May 15, 2020  T.B.D.
    Saturday, May 16, 2020  T.B.D.
    Sunday, May 17, 2020  T.B.D.