Offices & Services

Student Handbook

Athletics Facilities

Thaddeus Moore, Director of Athletics, ext. 7231

All Washington College athletic facilities (except athletic fields) are available to currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff, and, on a restricted basis, to those who purchase memberships through community access programs. 

  • Athletic Fields

    Athletic Fields

    Use of the athletic fields are for varsity teams only. Absolutely no golf will be allowed on these fields. The Athletic Director must approve non-varsity use of these fields. Unapproved use can result in a campus citation for each person involved. Damage to the fields as a result of unauthorized use will be the responsibility of the person or persons found using that field, including bills for all necessary repairs.

    The Recreation and Intramural Fields are located on the far, northwest corner of the campus, next to Kent Crossing Apartments and Route 291. The fields are available for club sports, recreation sports and general use, weather permitting. The fields may be reserved through Nicholas Moon, Coordinator of Campus Recreation, ext. 8307. 

  • Cain Athletic Center

    Cain Athletic Center

    Athletic Department, ext. 7231

    The Cain Athletic Center and Johnson Fitness Center are open for scheduled classes, scheduled team practices and athletic contests, and supervised recreational activity. Contact Nicholas Moon (ext. 8307) for scheduling. Contact Nicholas Moon (ext. 8307) in the Athletic Department for use of the Hall of Fame Lounge, Cain main gym and Cain dance studio. 

  • The Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center (JFC)

    The Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center (JFC)

    Monday - Thursday, 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Friday - 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday - 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Sunday - 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    (When College is not in session, reduced hours)

    Jonnie Jenkins, Assistant to AD for Sports Performance and Campus Recreation ext. 7234

    The Johnson Fitness Center Desk, ext. 7256

    Weight Room, ext. 2658

    The JFC is open for scheduled classes, recreational activity, and intercollegiate team practices seven days a week. The facilities available in the JFC include locker rooms, saunas, a three-lane jogging track, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, batting cage, lacrosse nets, two racquetball and two squash courts, a dance studio, and a strength and conditioning room featuring lifetime fitness upright and recumbent bicycles, ellipticals, steppers, treadmills, and universal equipment, Kiser Spin Bikes, Jacobs Ladders and Hammer Strength Plate loaded machines, combo racks and free-weights. Contact Jonnie Jenkins (ext. 7234) for use of JFC field house and dance studio.

  • The Casey Swim Center

    The Casey Swim Center

    Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday - Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Kim Lessard, Director, ext. 7241 

    The Casey Swim Center is open for scheduled classes, intercollegiate team practices, and recreational activity seven days a week. Everyone who uses this facility must obey all posted regulations as well as specific instructions given by lifeguards or Swim Center staff. Those needing to take a swim test for using school boats should come to the Swim Center during scheduled recreational swim hours.

  • Schottland Tennis Center

    M-T-Th, 8:00am - 11 am

    W-F, 7:00am - 11am

    S-S, 9:00am - noon

    Contact the Tennis Center, Director, ext. 7259, to schedule additional playtime.

     

    The Schottland Tennis Center is open for scheduled clinics, recreational activities and intercollegiate team practices 7 days a week. The facilities include 8 tennis courts, locker rooms and a club house. Players must provide their own rackets, balls and non-marking tennis shoes. 

  • The Lelia Hynson Boating Park

    The Lelia Hynson Boating Park

    Monday - Friday, 2:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    Saturday - Sunday, Noon - 5:00 p.m.

    Benjamin Armiger, Director, ext. 7242

    The Lelia Hynson Boating Park offers such activities as sailing, kayaking, and rowing. The park is open for scheduled classes, team practices, and recreational activity seven days a week, weather permitting. The above hours are general; specific hours are posted each semester. Students wishing to take out college boats MUST first pass a swim test administered at the Casey Swim Center. In order to arrange a swim test, contact Kim Lessard at ext. 7241. 

    For information about the use of the Lelia Hynson Pavilion in the Boating Park, contact Ben Armiger (ext. 7242) and then the Director of Student Activities (ext. 7146) to clear the event on the Student Activities Calendar.

  • Varsity Athletics

    Varsity Athletics

    Washington College offers 17 intercollegiate programs at the varsity level within the guidelines outlined by membership in Division III of the NCAA and the Centennial Conference. The opportunity to try out for an athletic team is open to all students who meet eligibility criteria. Students interested in a particular sport should contact the head coach of the sport. The names of individual coaches can be found on the athletic department website http://www.washingtoncollegesports.com. Intercollegiate varsity sports for men include: baseball, basketball, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming, and tennis. For women, varsity sports include: basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. There is also a co-ed varsity sailing team.

      Standard of Behavior

    At all campus social and athletic events, students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the expectations for student behavior and College policy. Rudeness, belligerence, and intoxication will not be tolerated. Alcohol is NOT allowed at any athletic event. Students who do not conduct themselves in a proper manner will be subject to disciplinary action. 

     

  • Recreational Sports and Activities

    Recreational Sports and Activities

    Nicholas Moon, Coordinator of Campus Recreation, ext. 8307

    The focus of the Recreational Department is not only intramural competition but also leisure activities that promote the surrounding environment of Washington College. The Recreation Department’s goal is to create exciting and enjoyable activities emphasizing and educating Washington College students on the art of living a healthy lifestyle. Lifetime wellness is an essential component of the Recreation Department’s philosophy, and Recreation staff helps motivate and support students interested in lifetime wellness.

    Intramural activities promote friendly competition and provide students with a healthy escape from classroom stressors. Yearly intramurals may include flag football, tennis, basketball, soccer, volleyball, racquetball, squash, dodge ball, floor hockey, and kickball. Recreational fitness classes offer a variety of free fitness options with top-notch instructors. Students can enjoy aerobics, Pilates, yoga, Zumba, meditation and several other classes that challenge the mind, body, and soul.

    The Washington College Club Sports program, under the auspices of the Recreational Sports Program, promotes student participation in a variety of physical and athletic activities and gives students the opportunity to engage in the sport of their choice at various skill levels. The emphasis of the program is on student leadership and involvement. The Club Sports Program provides non-varsity competition in several sports, including: Equestrian, Trap and Skeet Shooting, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Rugby, Field Hockey, Soccer, Wilderness and Adventure, Volleyball, Cross Country, Wakeboarding and Water ski. Students interested in starting a sports club which is not currently active, please contact Nicholas Moon, ext. 8307

    With the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay close to campus, recreational boating and fishing are favorite options for Washington College students. The College’s Boating Park on the Chester River provides opportunities for a variety of water activities, including kayaking, canoeing, sailing, crabbing, fishing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, and tubing. The Recreational Department also provides seasonal opportunities for students to enjoy the outdoors. Seasonal trips include whitewater rafting, winter skiing, camping, rock climbing, cycling, sport clay shooting, and fishing charters among others.