Never been to a Washington College Athletics event before? The information below is useful, but you may also want to brush up on our lingo by reading Gus's Glossary.
Directions to Washington College
Washington College is located in Chestertown in Kent County on Maryland's Eastern Shore - within two hours of Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. Approaching from the north, take US 301 South to the MD-291 exit. Turn left off the exit and then make the first right on the traffic circle to MD-291. Follow MD-291 12 miles and then turn left on MD-213 (Washington Avenue). Follow Washington Avenue to campus.
Approaching from the south, take US 301 North to the MD-213 North exit toward Centreville. Follow 213 19 miles to Chestertown, where 213 is also known as Washington Avenue. Follow Washington Avenue to campus.
Admission to all Washington College home athletic competitions is free. The only exceptions to this are NCAA postseason events for which the NCAA requires an admission charge.
Partners in Sportsmanship
Washington College values good sportsmanship and expects all participants and spectators at our intercollegiate athletic events to do the same. Spectators should treat student-athletes, coaches, officials, game personnel, and each other with respect by refraining from the use of profanity, offensive language, and intimidating actions - including, but not limited to, such acts based on sex, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender expression. Washington College intercollegiate athletic events are conducted in a safe and family-friendly environment. As such, public intoxication, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, illicit drugs, and weapons are prohibited. In addition, please refrain from the use of artificial noisemakers. Anyone violating the preceding guidelines may be asked to leave the premises at the discretion of the officials or game personnel. Thank you for being our partners in sportsmanship.
NO PETS, other than service animals, are allowed inside Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium, Cain Athletic Center, Casey Swim Center, or the Johnson Fitness Center. Pets are also prohibited on the bleachers at Athey Park and the WC Softball Field, but are allowed on the grassy areas surrounding those fields at the College's discretion. Pets are allowed at Schottland Tennis Center and Lelia Hynson Pavilion at the College's discretion. In all facilities where pets are allowed, Washington College event staff or public safety personnel reserve the right to ask for removal of the pet if deemed necessary. Please plan accordingly.
Directions to Playing Venues
The following directions can be supplemented with a map of Washington College's campus. Click here to view the campus map.
Athey Park (Baseball) - Enter the north gate of campus by taking a right from the north or a left from the south. Proceed to the second parking lot on your right. Athey Park is located at the back of the parking lot. The Western Shore dorms provide a scenic backdrop beyond the outfield fence.
Cain Athletic Center (Basketball & Volleyball) - Enter the north gate of campus by taking a right from the north or a left from the south. Follow the campus road until it takes you into a large parking lot behind Gibson Center/Tawes Theatre. Find parking and continue along the campus road on foot until you reach Cain Athletic Center, the second building on your right. Additional parking near Cain Athletic Center is located on the other side of the building.
Casey Swim Center (Swimming) - Enter the north gate of campus by taking a right from the north or a left from the south. Follow the campus road until it takes you into a large parking lot behind Gibson Center/Tawes Theatre. Casey Swim Center is at the south end of the parking lot.
Johnson Fitness Center (Indoor Tennis) - Enter the north gate of campus by taking a right from the north or a left from the south. Follow the campus road until it takes you past both Casey Swim Center and Cain Athletic Center (both on your right). The first building on your right beyond Cain Athletic Center is the Johnson Fitness Center (JFC). Cain and the JFC are connected via a breezeway. A small parking lot is located immediately outside of the JFC; there is additional parking nearby along the campus road past the JFC.
Kibler Field/Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium (Field Hockey, Soccer, & Lacrosse) - Enter the north gate of campus by taking a right from the north or a left from the south. Follow the campus road. Kibler Field/Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium will be on your right. There will be a parking lot adjacent to the stadium entrance on your right.
Schottland Tennis Center (Outdoor Tennis) - Enter the north gate of campus by taking a right from the north or a left from the south. Proceed to the second parking lot on your right. Drive through the parking lot and along the first-base side of Athey Field. Follow the road behind the Western Shore dorms (located beyond the Athey Field outfield). This road will empty out into a large parking lot. Schottland Tennis Center is located at the far end of the lot.
Hodson Boat House/Lelia Hynson Pavilion (Rowing & Sailing) - 445 South Cross St. Follow the directions to Washington College (see above) until you are on 213 in Chestertown. In Chestertown, turn either left (from the south) or right (from the north) onto Cross Street. Follow Cross Street through downtown Chestertown until you see the entrance to Philip Wilmer Park on your left. Spectators should park in the park's lot. Lelia Hynson Pavilion is an outstanding facility for regatta spectators. Competing teams should continue just past the park to the driveway of Truslow Boathouse.
WC Softball Field (Softball) - After entering the campus through the north gate, follow the campus road until it takes you into a large parking lot behind Gibson Center. Find parking and walk over Kudner Bridge (the footbridge at the back of the lot). The softball field will be directly in front of you.