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The WAC Way

What distinguishes life at Washington College from other campuses? From the mouths of Goose Nation citizens, here’s what people are honking about.

The WAC way means sitting with your professor for more than an hour in one-on-one conversations about your thesis—and about life. It means knowing very well every single one of the 12 people in your chemistry class.

The WAC way is all about meeting famous authors and listening to readings at the Lit House; fumbling over an old English recitation with Prof. Olsen; looking forward to an 8:30 history class, if only to see what dapper outfit Prof. Striner is wearing; and, after foraging for nuts and roots and greens, cooking a Paleolithic meal with Prof. Schindler.

Only at WAC do students use the Chester River as a study lounge. When it’s time for a break you can feed the ducks or go kayaking with your friends.

Then we’re off to enjoy a refreshing Alaskan while eating lunch at Sam’s, or a milk shake from The Freeze. Before you know it, it’s time to sit on the hill outside Kirby Stadium to watch the Shoremen thrash Salisbury in the annual War on the Shore. Gus is sure to be there.