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Residential Life

Themed Housing

Themed housing at Washington College can help you explore interests outside of the classroom while connecting with students who share your interests. These communities share tailored common areas and a special bond. Check out what we’ve got!

Queen Anne’s House: Wellness Living

Wellness Living in Queen Anne’s House is a community designed to serve students who are committed to living well not only physically but also emotionally, socially, intellectually and spiritually. This includes making positive life choices and abstaining from substance use in the residence hall. The Wellness Living house offers a variety of specialty programs and opportunities.

Middle Hall: Art House

Middle Hall is an upper-class community, home to art and art history, drama, and music majors—with some English majors and creative writing minors joining the community as well. The aim of this selective learning community is to enhance the experiences of students in the performing and visual arts by involving them in special programming, enhanced connections to their faculty and unique learning opportunities. Middle Hall has a performance space in the basement for student events and performances.

West Hall:  Upper-class Science House

West Hall houses students interested in the sciences. Students living in West Hall have a faculty advisor and a resident assistant in a science major. The recently redone basement features a full kitchen and a study area with projector and dry erase boards.

Kent Hall:  First Year Science House

All science and math related majors are welcome! Research has shown that STEM residence halls increases student persistence and success in their field, especially for women. How does simply housing STEM students together help? Environment matters, visibility matters.

  • Studying together
  • Seeing others daily persisting in classes
  • Supporting each other now and as they progress in their studies and fields
  • Making friendships that will forge professional connections in the future

What kind of classes are we talking about?  Bio 112 and Chem 112 are perfect examples of classes where first year students greatly benefit from living in the same hall.

Minta Martin: Presidential Fellows

Washington College’s Presidential Fellows have demonstrated a commitment to high-level academic achievement and intellectual rigor. Members of this program live in Minta Martin. Learn more about the program on the Presidential Fellows page.

Harford Hall: Language Suites

These suites in Harford Hall are for advanced students of German and Chinese. Students in the suites live with the language assistant, a native speaker of the language of the suite, and with other advanced students of their language of study. They eat, sleep, and dream in a foreign language.  The hall even hosts cultural program.