Housing & Dining

 Housing Updates


Washington College expects to host a small number of students on campus this fall.

In addition to those seniors approved to be on campus to complete senior capstone projects or independent research, students experiencing food or housing insecurities may APPLY HERE for campus housing.

Washington College has come out with guidelines for students living on campus and in the Chestertown community.  Students were emailed these guidelines.  

Living On- or Off-Campus

Yes, offering online courses is meant to keep students at home. We do understand that you may have a current lease for an off-campus apartment or house, but we strongly discourage students leasing new spaces in Chestertown.   

Students approved to live on campus for the fall semester and those who have lived on campus this summer and are relocating to a new space will be asked to restrict their movement for 14 days following move-in. 

During this 14-day restricted movement period, students should remain in their residences, except when needing to pick up food on campus or attend in-person medical appointments. Students may spend time outside as long as safety guidelines are followed, which include wearing a face covering outdoors if they are unable to maintain a distance of six feet from individuals with whom they do not reside (i.e., who are not members of their household).  

Yes. You can get a parking permit by calling the Department of Public Safety at 410-778-7810 

 If students have already enrolled in the student health insurance plan offered by the college and will not need it while you remain at home, you can cancel the insurance by emailing health_services@washcoll.edu by September 1. You will be able to re-enroll for the Spring semester. If you haven’t completed your insurance waiver for this year, please complete it online by September 1 at www.Universityhealthplans.com so we have your correct insurance information for the spring semester. 
 The Health Center will continue to provide medication refills via phone, video, or in-person appointments if necessary. Please email [email protected] for all refill requests. Please allow three business days for refill requests to be completed. 
 Yes, students requiring initial appointments for medication evaluation by our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will require a referral from Counseling Services. Once the referral has been received, you will be scheduled for either an in-person or telehealth visit and notified by email. 


For students who have previously met with our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, please call 410-778-7261 to schedule your follow-up appointment for medication adjustments or refills. 

Meal Plans/Dining Hall Update

The dining hall has developed a plan to provide all meals to students permitted to be on campus who have signed up for a meal plan. The safety of our employees, the campus community, and guests remains top priority. Dining Services has adapted its procedures to include employee wellness checks and increased frequency of sanitation procedures throughout the entire dining facility. During the fall semester, all food in Hodson Hall will be served by an associate or packaged in a tamper-proof container. All food will be served on compostable disposable plates and cutlery will be wrapped. Seating within dining will be arranged to promote safe distancing, and our outdoor patios and other seating areas will be open with additional seating. Consistent with the Washington College mask policy, students, associates, and guests will be required to wear masks while inside the building except when eating.  We will continue to provide many options for those who are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free. 

Specific questions about dining services and meal plans can be addressed by emailing [email protected].