Join Us for 2015 Washington College Commencement

Get ready: Washington College’s 232nd Commencement is imminent, and graduates are ready to make their marks on the world!

Yes, after four (or five, or six… or more) hard years, both undergraduate and post-graduate students receive their well-earned degrees on May 16, 2015.  We encourage proud parents & families to reserve their room(s) early for this event at Great Oak Manor! As a delightful lodging alternative to area hotels and motels, we take pride in offering a unique concierge B&B experience to our guests.

While the ceremony is on Saturday, commencement activities can extend well into the week prior and weeks following! Many graduates opt to play host to family members attending the event, showing them the area, taking them to favorite restaurants and entertainment venues, and spending a last little bit of time together before venturing out into the world. We are happy to recommend alternative activities that may be a bit less crowded and just as memorable as well!

Washington College also offers activities that graduates’ families can attend on both Friday May 15 and Saturday May 16. These include an audio tour of Chestertown’s waterfront area and Custom House, Callinectes research vessel tours on the Chester River, Commencement Dinner, Champagne Reception, Fireworks, Commencement Dance, Commencement Day Breakfast, Habitat for Humanity Flower Sale, and Commencement Reception.

Never attended a college commencement? Washington College also offers some great advice to make the day run smoothly and comfortably. This list includes items to bring and tips for attire. The list also includes information about the site, layout and available amenities.

Throughout your commencement visit, you’ll be happy to know that you can retire in comfort at the historic Great Oak Manor each night. Welcoming innkeepers and deluxe amenities make for a relaxing stay amid the excitement of graduation.  And our location just a little outside of the city lets you get away from the normal hustle and bustle that larger events often bring to town! We look forward to hosting your stay.