One of the best things about being a student at Washington College is attending all the FREE campus events! I recorded exactly what I was seeing while walking down the Cater Walk towards Martha Washington Square where the Naval Band played! I even went to get some free food and Rita’s Italian Ice!

Did I mention there was also an epic fireworks show on the Washington College campus to kick off the new academic year? Well, there was no better way to end the night than being reunited with friends underneath the lit nighttime sky! It’s good to finally be back!

Oh, what a day! All moved-in on campus and celebrating the start of the fall semester at the all-campus picnic! The Freshmen Class of 2018 were cheered on as the exited from the Gibson Center for the Arts and entered into Martha Washington Square! Great food, great people, and having a blast! Let’s get to it! College life at WAC is sweet!
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ashesphe-nl asked:

Hey!!!! So, your blog literally speaks to me considering the fact that I am a soon to be Washington College Freshman... I guess I am now! I signed up for the whole themed dorm stuff. Queen Anne's to be specific. I have one question. Are they worth it? I know you went Greek but you would possibly know from friends who decided to try out themed housing. Thanks!

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Hey, ashesphe-nl!

Firstly, CONGRATS on your acceptance to WAC!! I hope you sure are gearing down to arrive on campus in a few weeks! I know I am hahaha!

Great question! Themed Housing at Washington College is awe-inspiring and quite the educational experience! It pretty much allows you to be associated with other students who have common interests and living styles as you. So when you arrive on campus, you will already have something in common with all the other residents! As you are probably already aware, QA housing is WAC’s Wellness Living. Meaning it is a community designed to serve students who are interested and committed in living well. This includes making positive life choices and abstaining from substance use in the residence hall. From what my friends told me, living in QA really did come in handy because of its location on campus being so close to the Health Center. Whenever you get sick, you can literally just roll out of bed and get medicine right next door. QA also has carpeted Common Rooms on Each Floor, plus an exercise room made exclusive to only QA residents! So it certainly does have its perks! 

I am actually able to reveal to you my first-hand experience with WC’s themed housing last year when I lived in Chester Hall for my freshmen year. Chester is a three-floor coed building housing students of all years. It contains both full suites (with common room) and partial suites (with out common room). Chester Hall is also home to language suites for advanced students of French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. So I was totally immersed around culture my first year at college! It was a really good experience because I was able to become really good friends with some of the International students who were just studying at WAC for the semester/year. I even learned a few bits of their languages! I met someone from France, Argentina, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom! In our suite, my roommate was actually from Pakistan and my other two suite-mates were from Israel and 

For further information check out this video from the washcoll.edu website:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srSD9-dfi4w 

Hope this helps!

Please let me know if you have any other questions! See you around campus in a few weeks!