Student Life

Your Community. Founded Here.

When you arrive at W&J, you become part of a talented and engaging student body that is recognized for its abilities, dedication and integrity. W&J offers exceptional opportunities to participate in activities outside of the classroom that all add value to your education and experience inside the classroom. You will have access to mentors, advisors, peer counselors and success consultants that will help you navigate your time on campus.

Living at W&J College

From our First Year Residence Halls to Residential Learning Communities, you'll find a place to call home. You'll join a safe and supportive community for sharing meals and making memories.

Thriving the First Year

All four years at W&J College are fun, but your first year is special. Meet your first roommates. Connect with your alumni mentor (who will send you cookies on your first day!). Find your tribe. Your first year is the beginning of belonging to a strong, lifelong community.

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Finding Yourself at W&J College

Maybe you know your goal is medical school. Or maybe you're not sure yet where you're headed. Both paths are possible at W&J College. Here, you'll discover limitless connections. You might uncover connections between cuisine and communication that will make you a better cook and a better doctor, or unearth a passion for wildlife conservation through one of the student clubs.

What are you going to miss the most about W&J?

I’m going to miss the people the most. This school is special because of the people you meet while you’re here. I’m gonna miss the faculty, and, most importantly, the lifetime friends that I have made here.

William Gunn '22

“I want to serve both the United States and Morocco as a student-diplomat through the Fulbright program…and be a source for strengthening US-Moroccan relations through education,” Sherwood said of the opportunity. “I’ll be in the city of Tangier teaching at the Ecole Supérieure Roi Fahd de Traduction (King Fahd Translation School), Abdelmalek Essaâdi University. I’m quite excited to…make use of my Spanish skills, as well as Arabic.”

Clara Sherwood '22

Leadership is second nature for Washington & Jefferson College history major Jess Skobel ’20. By her sophomore year, Jess was already co-chairperson of W&J’s TOM Talks (akin to TED Talks), secretary of the Student Government Association (SGA), and a Rule, Hughes, Murphy honor recipient—an award presented to sophomores who exemplify a high level of capability at W&J.

Jess Skobel '20

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At W&J College more than 800 on-campus leadership engagement opportunities are available to students.

Our 26 varsity athletic programs compete in NCAA Division III. As a President, you're challenged to reach your potential on the field and off.


The percentage of students that live on-campus, and call W&J College home.

Upcoming Events

Apr 20

Presidents Preview Day

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jun 07

First Look Friday at W&J | June 7

9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Jul 19

First Look Friday at W&J | July 19

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Life Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Summer Hours (June & July only):
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Extended hours available by appointment