Offices & Services

Residential Life

 

Welcome to Residential Life!

 

The spring semester is about to begin. During spring, room selection and RA selection are two of the major processes that will occur. Pay attention to your emails and signage on campus as dates, next steps, and deadlines are advertised. 

 

Room Selection

Although current students select their room after spring break, the housing application will still need to be filled out online. An alert will be sent out notifying students when it is ready to be accessed. In the meantime, students can begin to think about where they would like to live and who with. Something to always be aware of - students must have a first, second, third, and even fourth choice. Some halls are small, some types of rooms are few- alternate choices are essential. 

In general, students should plan that room selection priority is based on credit hours. This is total credit hours including any transfer credits. A senior with higher credits gets priority to pick, regardless of group size. 

 

Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Residence Hall Rates

All rates include the laundry fee.

Traditional RoomReid, Minta Martin, East, Middle and West

            Traditional Double: $6,000/year

            Traditional Single: $7,000/year

 

Renovated Traditional or Semi-Suite Room*- Kent, Caroline, Queen Anne, Cecil, Dorchester, Talbot

            Renovated Traditional Semi-Suite Double: $6,600/year

            Renovated Traditional Semi-Suite Single: $7,600/year

 

Suite Style- Chester, Corsica, Sassafras, Harford, Western Shore

            Suite Style Double: $7,200/year

            Suite Style Single: $8,200/year

 

Apartment Style- Kent Crossing Apartments

            Apartment Double: $7,500/year

            Apartment Single: $8,500/year

 * Cullen will be unavailable due to renovation for the 2018-2019 year. In Fall 2019, it will be a renovated traditional rate.

Information will be sent out frequently throughout the semester. It is critical that students check their email and pay attention to deadlines. As always our office is here to help. If you have any questions, please e-mail residential_life@washcoll.edu

 

 SPRING 2018 MEAL PLAN OPTIONS

UNLIMITED MEAL PLAN:   $3441/semester

The Unlimited Plan allows for unlimited swipes in the dining hall only, for the person who has purchased this plan.  It also comes with 5 guest swipes and $100 dining dollars to be used at the retail locations in Hodson Hall.

19 MEAL ADVANTAGE PLAN:  $3144/semester

The 19 Meal Advantage Plan allows for 19 swipes per week in the dining hall, using no more than 3 swipes in a single day, for the person who has purchased this plan.  It also comes with 5 guest swipes and $100 dining dollars to be used at retail locations in Hodson Hall.  This plan still has the meal exchange valued at $6.50 and can be used at any time at Create or Martha’s.

250 BLOCK PLAN:  $3144/semester

The 250 Block Plan allows for 250 meal swipes in the dining hall only, for the person who has purchased this plan.  It also comes with 5 guest swipes and $300 dining dollars to be used at the retail locations in Hodson Hall.

14 MEAL ADVANTAGE PLAN:  $2959/semester

The 14 Meal Advantage Plan allows for 14 meal swipes per week in the dining hall, using no more than 3 swipes in a single day, for the person who has purchased this plan.  It also comes with 5 guest swipes and $100 dining dollars to be used at the retail locations in Hodson Hall.  This plan still has the meal exchange valued at $6.50 and can be used at any time at Create or Martha’s.

 220 BLOCK PLAN:  $2959/semester

The 220 Block Plan allows for 220 meal swipes in the dining hall only, for the person who has purchased this plan.  It also comes with 5 guest swipes and $400 dining dollars to be used at the retail locations in Hodson Hall.

19 MEAL TRADITIONAL PLAN:  $2716/semester

The 19 Meal Traditional Plan allows for 19 meal swipes per week in the dining hall, using no more than 3 swipes in a single day, for the person who has purchased this plan.  It also comes with 5 guest swipes and $75 dining dollars to be used at the retail locations in Hodson Hall.  This plan still has the meal exchange valued at $5.50 and can be used after 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and after 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Create or Martha’s.

180 BLOCK PLAN:  $2716/semester

The 180 Block Plan allows for 180 meal swipes in the dining hall only, for the person who has purchased this plan.  It also comes with 5 guest swipes and $500 dining dollars to be used at retail locations in Hodson Hall.

14 TRADITIONAL PLAN:  $2472/semester

The 14 Meal Traditional Plan allows for 14 meal swipes per week in the dining hall, using no more than 3 swipes in a single day, for the person who has purchased this plan.  It also comes with 5 guest swipes and $175 dining dollars to be used at the retail locations in Hodson Hall.  This plan still has the meal exchange valued at $5.50 and can be used after 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and after 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Create or Martha’s.

150 BLOCK PLAN:  $2472/semester

The 150 Block Plan allows for 150 meal swipes in the dining hall only, for the person who has purchased this plan.  It also comes with 5 guest swipes and $600 dining dollars to be used at retail locations in Hodson Hall.

Director’s Welcome for Incoming Students

 

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.

 In the coming months, Residential Life will be sending you more information regarding the housing application and the housing process for new, incoming students. It is different than what current students do!

Sincerely,

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