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.
Fun fact: One of George Washington’s absolute favorite foods was hoecakes….yup you read that right. They are basically cornmeal pancakes and George ate them most days for breakfast. They are called “hoecakes” because they were traditionally cooked on a garden hoe over an open fire, but the cooks at Mount Vernon used griddles. George loved to smother them in butter and honey, but then again, who wouldn’t?!
Here’s a modern adaption of the recipe, straight from the Mount Vernon website:
Check out this fantastic video featuring Washington College students George and Meredith! It’s a great representation of life here at WC.
So we’re heading to a Panera in Towson, MD today along with 7 of our awesome colleagues to do off-campus interviews! We are pretty excited beause:
1. We are completely booked up for every time slots. That means we get to spread Washington College love to A LOT of prospective students!
2. We get to sit in a Panera and eat delicious food for like 6 hours…WHAT ELSE COULD BE BETTER?!
If you are coming tonight, we can’t wait to meet you! If not, check out our website to see if we will be doing off-campus interviews in your area soon.
Hi there! I’m one half of the Ryan and Beilin dream team. I studied psychology at Washington College and, as you may have already guessed, I loved it so much that I now work in the admissions office. My territories include Carroll County, Maryland and central Pennsylvania. Not only can I answer all of your questions about admissions but I can tell you all about what it’s like to be a student at WC! And just for fun, here are 10 random facts about me: