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Fall Family Weekend is an annual campus tradition that brings students and their families together with the Chestertown community in a celebration of academic and co-curricular achievement. 

Scheduled for the last weekend in September, Fall Family Weekend coincides with the new, annual Chestertown RiverFest hosted by the College’s Center for Environment & Society, SANDBOX, and Chestertown RiverArts. Students design and build their own vessels to compete in the Cardboard Boat Regatta.

On-campus activities include the Academic Showcase featuring Poster Presentations, a dance presentation, Grad Fair, readings, and athletic events.

Register for Fall Family Weekend

Please register all expected attendees from your family by completing the online registration form. You will be able to check in and pick up name tags and materials on either Friday, September 25, 3-7 p.m. in the CAC Gallery or Saturday, September 26, 8-10 a.m. in the Underwood Lobby of Gibson Center for the Arts.

Road Closure Notice!

Please note that beginning on or about September 19, 2015, the Sassafras River bridge (route 213 about 25 miles north of Chestertown) will be closed for repairs. More details and a detour map can be found here. 


Please plan to park in Lots C & D (student parking) previously referred to as the stadium and quad lots.  You may also park in the north campus Student Parking lots.

Hotel Reservations

Please visit the Town’s website to learn more about lodging in and around Chestertown.

Please note, Washington College has reserved a block of 25 rooms at Holiday Inn Express and 25 rooms at Comfort Suites. Please mention “Fall Family Weekend” when you call to make your reservation to receive the Washington College block rate. Reservations at the Holiday Inn must be made by August 10, 2015 in order to be eligible for the special rate.

Fall Family Weekend Galleries