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Getting Involved at Washington College
Transcript of Getting Involved at Washington College
Go beyond the classroom
Gain the experience and skills needed for a successful future in the job market
Make memories and long-lasting friendships
Have an overall great college experience
What will involvement do for you?
Over 82 clubs and organizations on campus with a wide variety of interests:
Clubs and Organizations
Can Internationals join Greek life?
Are here all four years
Can rush a fraternity or sorority
Are not on-campus long enough to be a part of Greek life
Can rush since they have been on campus for one full semester
May not have the same Greek life experience as a matriculating student staying all four years
Will not receive a Little
Interested in playing a sport? Join a team for either
There are a variety of sports to choose from:
Each week there are a variety of events for students to get involved on campus provided by
Student Events Board (SEB)
Resident Assistant (RA) Hall Programming
The Global Education Office partners with student groups and other departments to plan events for international and American students to learn about one another’s culture.
Monthly Coffee Hours
Chinese New Year
International Education Week
Caramel apple making
Off Campus Trips
The Global Education Office offers plenty of trips and events for International Students to discover American culture.
Trips we’ve taken
Here at Washington College we have several traditions that every member of the Washington College Community looks forward to each year.
Gus loves all things Washington College
Gus the Goose
Gus, full name Augustus, is the Official Spokesgoose of Washington College
August (before the first day of classes)
Everyone gathers for food and music.
It’s a good place to meet some of your professors and to make some new friends.
There are fireworks too!
All Campus picnic
A week of sports games events followed by a huge dance.
Alums of Washington College return to visit their alma mater, thus the term “Homecoming.”
Everyone shows their school spirit during the weekend!
Cardboard Boat Regatta
Get creative and build a cardboard boat with your team. Then test it out on the Chester River and make sure to paddle hard before it sinks!
River cruises aboard the 46-foot
Sailing, kayaking and canoeing
Live Music and Food
Fall Waterfront Festival
Washington College is serious about lacrosse, and usually a serious contender for the national title.
No game draws more fans than this one, pitting the Shoremen against their Eastern Shore rival and nemesis, Salisbury University.
War on the shore
Get off campus for the day and explore the beauty of Chestertown.
Visit the waterfront
Learn Chestertown’s history
Open every Saturday morning from April until the last Saturday before Christmas.
Fresh home-grown fruits and vegetables
First Friday of every month
Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying
Extended shop hours
Ships from across the mid-Atlantic make their way up the Chester River to participate in the schooner SULTANA’s “Downrigging Weekend.”
An annual festival that has become one of the largest “Tall Ship” gatherings on the East Coast, Downrigging marks the close of the SULTANA’s sailing season and the beginning of Downrigging for many of the region's traditional sailing vessels.
The weekend will afford the public opportunities to view, board and sail on the assembled fleet of more than 40 historic vessels.
There are a variety of shops where you can find anything from antiques, bookstores, odds and ends, to clothes.
Twigs & Teacups
Lemon Leaf Café
Uncle Charlie's Bistro
Evergrain Bread Company
Play it Again Sam
Stam’s Soda Fountain
The Chester 5
Washington Square Shopping Center
Offers five movies every week
Birthday Ball is the highlight of the year.
Dress up for the formal affair
Party and dance all night long in honor of George Washington
Getting Involved at Washington College