Traditions & Lore

    Washington College Day

    Leadership for Life

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    Campus Arboretum

    Our magnificent trees have connected generations of Washington College students. Our student newspaper harkens back to the magnificent elm that once graced the campus green. As arboreal giants continue to shade our storied past, new beginnings take root with a generation of native and edible trees as part of sustainability programming through the Food Initiative and Tree Campus certification.

    Historic Buildings

    As we construct living buildings aligned with our environmental ethos, our older attics, rooftops, and cupolas continue to inspire reflection.

    Sophie Kerr Legacy

    Beyond launching the epic Sophie Kerr Prize, as well as scholarships and funding for our spectacular writing program, the legendary author was an ardent advocate for trees and home cooking, and has inspired Sophie's Kitchen in the Alumni House.


    What began as a small collaboration between the German Club and Campus Garden has grown into an annual event with new culinary twists that support human health and environmental sustainability. 

    Spooky Stories

    With a couple centuries of students roaming the corridors of our buildings, it's no surprise that tales abound of mysterious campus phenomenon. Do you have a ghost story to share? Email with your account as we compile this section. And check out this haunting campus video feature:

    Check Back Soon!

    We're continuously developing this new section of the website, and will be inviting alumni feedback along the way! We're looking forward to seeing where it leads!

    Alumni Awards

    See past award recipients and nominate alumni for institutional recognition.

    Campus Culture

    Please email with ideas you'd like us to feature in this new section of the website.

    Preserving Legacy

    Please consider making a gift to keep our traditions thriving. Thank you!

    Event Galleries

    Check out photos from alumni gatherings.