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Campus Life

You’ll know it the moment you step onto campus; this is a place where you can easily feel at home.

The vibe is friendly. Plus, there’s something a little quirky about the people you’ll encounter here. There’s the ethno-musicologist who performs sacred batá drumming. And the biology professor with a taxidermy collection in his office. And the English professor who organizes medieval jousting tournaments on the campus lawn.

What happens after class?

You will be incredibly busy! Our students spend their leisure time working out, playing music, planting gardens, and rallying around a cause. About 25 percent of our student body join a fraternity or sorority, and 30 percent participate in varsity sports. The Office of Student Affairs encompasses a variety of student services—from the Office of Student Engagement who organizes a host of events to Residential Life who makes sure WC is a home away from home. Other offices from the Office of Intercultural Affairs to Career Development help our students develop into thoughtful citizen-leaders.

The student who makes the most of the undergraduate experience embraces every opportunity to learn, to explore, and to demonstrate the power of one person to make a difference.

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  • Something for Everyone

    Our Office of Student Activities puts on a wide array of events. We have more than 80 clubs ranging from community service to academic to special interest. Get involved with Habitat for Humanity or grow organic food with the Student Environmental Alliance.

  • On My Honor

    Students sign the  Honor Code upon enrollment at Washington College, signifying that they have read and understood the Honor Code, that they are willing to abide by its principles, and that they understand the penalties they may incur if they violate the Code.

  • We’re Centered

    Our rural, 120-acre campus is in a residential community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, about 90 minutes from cities like Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.