R&B: Ryan and Beilin

We're two admissions counselors at Washington College. One of us is an alum (Beilin), and the other one is regretful that he is not (Ryan). Follow us on our adventures during our first year in admissions! Feel free to ask questions about WC, Chestertown, college life, or admissions in general.

May 1st is finally here people!! If you aren’t familiar, May 1st is the ever-glorious commitment deadline for most colleges all over the country. To those of you who have already decided where to attend, CONGRATS! To those of you who are still deciding….flip a coin? Just kidding. Choose Washington College, obviously. 


To kick off the new drama and environment Sandbox gallery, two wonderful street artists from Baltimore, Katie and Jesse, came to WAC and guided a group of students in making their own mandala mural outside the Gibson Center for the Arts . The experience was amazing and was perfect for (coincidentally) commemorating Earth Day. #earthday

This past weekend, we had our Admitted Students Day - a special day just for the awesome people who have been accepted to Washington College! We had a record-breaking 700+ visitors on campus, which is about half of our student body. Prospective students and their families got to see WACapella perform, sit in information sessions to learn about different departments, take a tour of campus, a tour of downtown Chestertown, eat brunch in the dining hall, attend student/parent Q&A’s, meet Gus the Goose, and just mingle with fellow WC enthusiasts! Also, our VP wanted to take an Ellen Degeneres style selfie with our guests:

Best of all, we had 16 students commit on the spot that day! To you lucky 16, welcome to the family and get ready for the best four years of your life.

Ryan and I both grew up in MD and while we might be biased, we agree that it is by far the best state ever. This has been a week full of Maryland love!! On Monday, guidance/college/independent counselors from all over the country visited Washington College as part of the annual Crab Crawl. The Crab Crawl (perfect name, right?) takes counselors to visit all of Maryland’s Independent Colleges to learn more about them and to take info back to their high school students! The “Crab Crawlers” took a tour of campus, met with admissions, took a bus tour of downtown Chestertown, and then had a real Eastern Shore lunch complete with crab soup, crab cakes, and jalapeño corn bread! 

That same night, the Crab Crawl had a lovely dinner in Baltimore that Ryan and I were able to attend. It was on the 15th floor of the Hyatt which has an incredible view of the harbor! Here are pictures of it from ground level:



We also had a chance to walk around in the shops a little bit, and there was this OLD BAY SHRINE. It was amazing. Ryan almost cried.


But wait, there’s more!

Yesterday was Maryland Day! Maryland Day is the celebration of the first European settlement in the state. 380 years ago on March 25th, 1634, settlers landed on StClement’s Island (in St Mary’s County). 


Happy Maryland Day!!


Ok so this whole freezing temps and weekly snow storm thing is getting pretty old. In honor of the first day of spring (tomorrow), please enjoy these pictures of our campus during some of its more beautiful months. I will be staring at them and chanting “any day now…..”


I mean…come on. 


The annual cardboard boat race, held every September during the Center for Environment & Society’s Waterfront Festival. 


Our beautiful waterfront. *sigh*


The always fun Annual Spring Fling hosted by Residential Life and the Student Government Association. 


Every season looks great on this campus!! 

If you don’t like the weather in Maryland, just wait.
Overhead at lunch (via thewacexperience)


Happy birthday George Washington! Thank for securing freedom for Americans and also for giving all WAC students the best party of the year. That’s right, tonight is Birthday Ball - the most anticipated and rocking celebration of the year. This year the theme is Harry Potter, and although I’m not a…


#latergram #wcphotoaday #blackandwhite #birthdayball



And soon (hopefully today) a really awesome trailer for Birthday Ball will be released. I know that it’s awesome because I helped produce it! It involves George Washington (duh) AND Harry Potter (whaaaat)!! Here’s a still from the video, just to get you excited for it.