George's General Tour

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Do your day, your way.

We are excited to welcome you to campus, both in-person and virtually.

Whether it’s on campus in Chestertown, or from the comfort of your own home, we’ll help you experience Washington College in the setting that is most convenient for you.

 

Our Visit Offerings

At Washington College, we know there’s nobody else in the world who’s quite like you. That’s why we tailor our tours for visitors as much as we tailor our education for students. Whether it’s your first or your fifth trip to campus, and whether you’re interested in athletics or antique letterpresses, we’ll help you plan a visit that’s just your style.

In light of space capacity limits due to COVID-19, each prospective student will need to register individually to ensure they will be able to attend.   

Information Session
9:45 am and 1:15 pm (45 minutes) 
Hear from one of our Admissions Counselors to get in-depth information on WC’s academic programs, learn about alumni outcomes, and discover what a Washington College education looks like.
Note: Due to space capacity limits due to COVID-19, each student will be allowed to bring 2 guests with them to attend the information session.  Should the information session not be at capacity, additional guests will then be permitted to attend. 

Campus Tour
10:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm (1 hour) 
Get a feel for the WC student experience with one of our George’s Generals during an hour-long walking tour of campus that covers academic buildings, the dining hall, and more!

Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall Tour
Mornings: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday at 11:45 am (30 minutes)
Afternoons: Monday-Friday at 3:15 pm (30 minutes)
Home to the Center for Environment and Society, Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall provides academic and lab spaces for the College’s growing environmental programs.  
Note: Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall is located on the waterfront campus, a short drive from the main campus.  You will need to provide your own transportation.  Parking is available for free on site.  Additional details will be provided in your confirmation email. 

Rose O'Neill Literary House Tour
11:45 am and 3:15 pm (30 minutes) 
One of the cultural hubs of the campus, the Rose O'Neill Literary House offers literary programming across disciplines, spaces to study and to hold class, professional mentorship and guidance for students, and training in new and antique printing technologies to help students grow as artists and to envision the lives they can have as writers, editors, and publishers once they graduate from Washington College. 

Waterfront Tour
12:15 pm (30 minutes)
WC’s footprint extends further than just our main campus.  Explore our Waterfront campus with a George’s General to see how our students live, learn, and relax on the banks of the Chester River. 

Counselor Interview
10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm (30 minutes) 
Share your personal story and experience with one of our Admissions counselors during a virtual one-on-one interview. Get to know your guide to the Washington College admissions process. 

Class Visit
Our Visitor Services Manager will be in touch with you to confirm your appointment.
Get a first-hand look at the academic experience by attending a class alongside current students and WC professor.
note: Aligning with our campus-wide vaccination requirement, prospective students must be fullly vaccinated against covid-19 and will be required to show proof of vaccination upon arrival to campus in order to participate in a class visit.

Campus Resource Meeting
Our Visitor Services Manager will be in touch with you to confirm your appointment.
Want to learn more about a certain program or resource at WC?  We’ve got you covered.  Sit down for a one-on-one with an on-campus office to discuss the ins and outs of the services and educational opportunities they provide. Here is a sampling of the add-ons you can choose from:
Center for Environment and Society • Center for Career Development • Financial Aid • Library & Academic Technology • Office of Academic Skills & Disability Services • Office of Intercultural Affairs • Rose O’Neill Literary House • Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience

SCHEDULE AN ON CAMPUS VISIT

Need to visit on a weekend? The Admissions Office is open select Saturdays in September, October and November for larger visit programs. Check out our upcoming events page to view the programs and register for the event that works best for you!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Virtual Visits are available by appointment, and can consist of the following options:

  • Information Session
  • Campus Tour with a Current Student
  • Counselor Interview

Contact your Admissions Counselor to schedule.

GET STARTED

We are pleased to announce the return of in-person student group visits, as well as continuing to offer a virtual option.

In-Person Group Visits
Groups have the option to schedule an information session, campus tour, or both.

Visits are available most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for students in grades 10-12. Groups must provide one chaperone for every 10 students. All guests must agree to abide by the College's COVID-19 policies and procedures.

Please submit your request for a group visit at least one week in advance.

request an in-person group visit

Virtual Group Visits
Virtual Group Visits are held via the Zoom platform, and will include an information session lead by a member of the Admissions Staff followed by a virtual tour featuring 360-degree photographs of campus buildings and locations with a current student. Live question and answer opportunities will be available throughout.

Virtual Group Visits are open to students in grades 10-12. Groups must provide one chaperone for every 10 students.

Please submit your request for a virtual group visit at least one week in advance.

request a virtual group visit

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