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Residential Life

Living on campus is an important part of the Washington College experience, giving you the opportunity to meet new people, experience new ideas and develop important study habits and life skills.

All first and second year students are required to live on campus. Junior and senior students in good social and academic standing may appeal to live off-campus, although the majority of our students choose to live on-campus for their entire academic career. About 85% of all undergraduate students live on-campus, helping to make our community both engaging and diverse.


Your Residence Hall is your home away from home while you are with us at Washington College.  Explore our housing areas and learn about each of our buildings & communities below!

2016-2017 costs are on info sheets and are also listed here for reference:

  • General housing: $2,749/sem or $5,498/yr
  • Caroline/Queen Anne’s: $3,010/sem or $6,020/yr
  • Quad or Harford: $3,068/sem or $6,136/yr
  • Wester Shore: $3,389/sem or $6,778/yr
  • Chester/Sassafras/Corsica or Kent Crossing: $3,432/sem or $6,864/yr

Check out our housing options with virtual tours and video walk throughs.

Next Steps 

For new students, applying for on-campus housing is easy!

  1. New students will need to post a $200.00 housing deposit. This will serve as a pre-payment on your room for the upcoming semester! Checks can be made out to Washington College or you can make the payment online.
  2. Complete your student housing preference form.
  3. Have your parent/guardian complete the parent/guardian form.
  4. Complete your online housing contract.
Virtual Tours

To use the virtual tours created by GIS, you will need the Unity Web Player plugin for your browser. You can download the plugin here.

For more information on this project, created by students in our GIS lab, visit the Geographic Information Systems site.

Special Accommodations

If you require special housing accommodations due to a documented medical condition, please make a note on the housing preference form in the section titled Special Circumstances. These requests must include: a current statement of the medical or mental health diagnosis by the appropriate treatment professional, the treating professional’s discussion of the functional impact this diagnosis has on community living, and the requested accommodation.  Requests require documentation to be sent to Washington College Health Services or Academic Services.