ONLY THREE DAYS UNTIL BIRTHDAY BALL! THREE!
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.
The absolute best, most traditional, most fun, most over-the-top event at Washington College is coming up in just 11 days…BIRTHDAY BALL!!
Some back story: WC has been celebrating George Washington’s birthday for more years than he would probably want to admit. Every fall, a planning committee gets together to create the most amazing birthday party that anyone, even George, could ask for. One of the best parts is the fact that there is a different theme every year AND the student body gets to vote on said theme. Past years we’ve seen themes like the Wizard of Oz, The Great Gatsby, Winter Wonderland, and Alice in Wonderland. This year’s theme is Harry Potter so you I’ll be there with some serious Slytherin accessories (no shame). No matter the theme, the decorations are always mesmerizing and the dance floor is always superb. But even better than all of that is the fact that everyone is there. Professors, staff, students, alumni, friends, parents, even the President and First Lady Reiss are there!
Now that I’ve said all of that, let me say this: you absolutely MUST come to Birthday Ball at least once in your lifetime. Or, even better, apply to Washington College and before you know it you will have gone to 4 Birthday Balls!
Check out these pictures of past Birthday Balls!
1. Have you been accepted to Washington College?
2. Do you want to visit or re-visit campus?
3. Would you like to learn more about us?
4. Would you like to have a delicious all-you-can-eat lunch in our beautiful dining hall?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you absolutely should come for our special “We Love WC" day. It is, not coincidentally, the day after Valentine’s Day (Saturday, February 15th, if you aren’t near a calendar). This day will include a campus tour with a current student, lunch in the Hodson Dining Hall, and a meet-and-greet with admissions counselors. That’s right, RYAN AND I WILL BE THERE! Now you really have no excuse not to come. You can register for the event here.
All this week The Bearded Ladies, a cabaret troupe, have been on campus conducting workshops and working with students in the Drama department. Their week-long residency ends with three performances of their show “Wide Awake: A Civil War Cabaret” beginning Thursday night at 7:30. The show is based on the book 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart, Hodson Trust-Griswold director of Washington College’s C.V. Starr Center.
The Ladies will be leading a parade through campus today at Noon.