Offices & Services

Residential Life


Welcome to Residential Life!


The Fall semester is approaching! Here are some important dates to remember. Move in dates and times are carefully scheduled and coordinated with concurrent staff trainings and targeted orientations. Students are expected to check in the date slotted for their arrival. Early arrivals cannot be accommodated. 



August 18: New International students and pre-approved SEB, SGA and Athlete move in
August 19, 9am to 1 pm: Pre-Orientation registered incoming student move in
August 23, 9am to 1pm: Remaining incoming students (those who are not attending Pre-Orientation)
August 27: Returning student move in


Now is a good time to get familiar with the behavioral responsibilities of all Washington College students by reading the Student Handbook. Exercising the privilege of residential living means being aware and accountable for the “rules of the road.”

As always our office is here to help. If you have any questions, please e-mail


Director’s Welcome


Getting Ready for College: What can you expect?

College is an exciting and anxious time of transition for many young adults and their families. The one thing I can guarantee you for your first year is that you will experience many changes both in your daily life and in yourself. When you return home after your first year, it is likely someone will say to you, “You’ve changed.” That is a good thing if you are changing and developing into the mature adult that your families have worked so hard to help you become. I’ve seen thousands of students in my career so far and I can tell you that college is what you make of it. Making the smart choices of studying, attending and participating in classes, seeking tutoring or help before you are in academic trouble, getting involved positively in the campus community, actively trying and learning how to live with, work with, and enjoy people who are very different from you, are some of the keys to getting the most out of your college education. 

College is expensive and often incurs hardships on you and your family. I urge you to never forget what the cost of giving you a stronger future is- the sacrifices you and your family make. Most of all however, remember that your presence in college is not for your parents’ future- it is for yours and ultimately you decide what you will get out of it.



Ursula Herz, Director of Residential Life and Associate Dean of Students