Office of the President

The heart of Washington College beats loudest in the President’s Office.

Board meetings. Conference calls. Event scheduling questions. Photo sessions. Impromptu conversations in the hallway. There are lots of reasons to visit the President’s Office.

But for now, in the midst of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the President's Office staff are working remotely, planning for the opening of the the school year on August 24, 2020, and preparing to welcome our new Interim President, Wayne B. Powell, appointed by the Board of Visitors and Governors on Aug. 10. 

Here is what you need to know about the 2020 Commencement ceremony, now scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17. 


What We Do



College Communications

The College Communications Office is responsible for institutional messaging, strategic communications, media relations, and storytelling. 

Washington College Magazine

Diversity & Inclusion

We stand with the Black community and against racism. Recent protests against racial injustice raise profound questions about institutionalized racism and violence right here in Chestertown. We are in the middle of important work to improve equity and inclusion at Washington College and in the Chestertown community, inspired by our students’ moral courage and resolve. Recent events in response to the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other people of color only give us a greater sense of urgency.

Diversity Statement

Slavery and Freedom at Washington College


Campus Events

Washington College typically hosts a number of events—lectures, readings, performances, symposia, and more—throughout the year. Given the COVID-19 circumstances, the Contingency Planning Group is considering how to welcome campus visitors this fall.

First-Year Convocation Program

Events Calendar