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Getting Involved at Washington College

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Washington College provides many opportunities, clubs, and organizations to help you get involved in the campus community.
You will:
Go beyond the classroom
Gain the experience and skills needed for a successful future in the job market
Teamwork
Networking
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:
Arts
Academics
Faith-based
Greek Life
Service
Special Interest
Sports


Clubs and Organizations
Greek Life


Can Internationals join Greek life?
Matriculating students
Are here all four years
Can rush a fraternity or sorority
Exchange students
One semester
Are not on-campus long enough to be a part of Greek life
Full year
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
Sports

Interested in playing a sport? Join a team for either
Varsity
Club
Intramural

There are a variety of sports to choose from:


Campus Events
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
Cultural Ambassadors


Sailing
Softball
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Rowing
Volleyball
Baseball
Tennis
Soccer
Basketball
Swimming

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.


GEO Events

Events
Monthly Coffee Hours
Chinese New Year
Mid-Autumn Festival
International Education Week
Pumpkin carving
Movie nights
Caramel apple making
Flag chalking

Off Campus Trips

The Global Education Office offers plenty of trips and events for International Students to discover American culture.


Trips we’ve taken
New York
Philadelphia
Annapolis
Colonial Williamsburg
Rehoboth Beach
Annapolis

Philadelphia

New York

Williamsburg

Traditions

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
Sporting events
Theater performances
Birthday Ball
Commencement
Literary House
The Waterfront.

Gus the Goose

Gus, full name Augustus, is the Official Spokesgoose of Washington College
When
August (before the first day of classes)
What
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

When
September
What
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!


Homecoming

When
September
What
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
Callinectes
Sailing, kayaking and canoeing
Live Music and Food

Fall Waterfront Festival

When
April
What
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
Walk downtown
Learn Chestertown’s history

Chestertown

When
April-November
Open every Saturday morning from April until the last Saturday before Christmas.
Where
Downtown Chestertown
What
You’ll find
Fresh home-grown fruits and vegetables
Bread
crafts

Farmer’s market

When
First Friday of every month
Monthly event
Where
Downtown Chestertown
What
Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying
Extended shop hours
Arts
Entertainment

First Fridays


When
October
Where
Chestertown Waterfront
What
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.

Downrigging Weekend

There are a variety of shops where you can find anything from antiques, bookstores, odds and ends, to clothes.
Popular shops
Bookplate
Twigs & Teacups
Empty Hangers
Treasures Refound

Shopping

Fish Whistle
Luisa’s Café
Plaza Tapatia
China House
O’Connor’s Pub
JR's
Lemon Leaf Café
Uncle Charlie's Bistro
Procolino's Pizzeria

Restaurants


Evergrain Bread Company
Play it Again Sam
Stam’s Soda Fountain
Dunkin’ Donuts


Coffee Shops

Where
The Chester 5
Washington Square Shopping Center
What
Offers five movies every week

Movie Theater


When
February
What
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



Birthday Ball
Getting Involved at Washington College
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