Residential Life

Washington College is a residential college, which means that the majority of the students live in college dormitories, or residence halls. Living on campus gives students opportunities to make friends and learn from each other. Building relationships outside of the classroom is as important as what happens inside the classroom.

Because 'dorm life' is an important part of your college experience, we encourage you to participate in the events that Resident Assistants plan for their residence halls to establish deeper friendships among their student residents.

When you arrive at Washington College you will have already been assigned a room.

Your room will contain the following pieces of furniture:
  • bed and mattress
  • closet
  • dresser
  • desk
  • chair

You are responsible for keeping them in good condition for the entire period you are there. 

Two residence halls are reserved for female residents only and two are reserved for male residents only.  However, young men and women are permitted to visit the residence halls and use the facilities at any time.  The other residence halls are divided by floor or suite.

Laundry Facilities

Each residence hall has its own laundry facilities, which consist of washing machines and dryers. The cost to use the facilities is including in the student housing fee. Dry cleaning is also available in off-campus locations.

Closure Regulations

Every year, Washington College residence halls close after Fall and Spring Semesters. Students are required to leave their rooms and turn in their keys no later than 24 hours after their last exams.

Please keep this condition in mind when making your plans for winter and summer vacations.

Residence halls are open during Fall Break (October), Thanksgiving Holiday (November) and Spring Break (March) and but Dining Services are closed.

IMPORTANT: Students are NOT permitted to stay in their rooms over the Winter Break (mid-December-Mid January). It is required that you are out of your room by the last day of exams; no later. The same holds true for the end of the Spring Semester. Please make sure you plan accordingly. 

Between Winter Break and Spring Semester many exchange students travel and many international students stay with friends or return home.  Students can return to campus the Sunday before classes begin.

Residential Life

Visit Residential Life to learn more about the housing options available to students studying at Washington College.

Residential Life