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.
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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. 

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!! 

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!


George Washington delivered acceptance letters to students admitted into the Washington College Class of 2018.

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.

No caption necessary. 

This is our office! If you look carefully enough into the windows of the 3rd floor, you can see Ryan and I reading application upon application….

# 65 “Speak not injurious Words neither in Jest nor Earnest Scoff at none although they give Occasion”