The front lawn of W&J's Old Main building during fall.

Washington & Jefferson College lands priority placement on multiple national rankings for value, student outcomes

Updated: September 18, 2023 | Tagged:

WASHINGTON, PA (September 18, 2023) – Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) has been recognized for exceptional quality and value with significant placements in national rankings by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and U.S. News & World Report (USN&WR), among other leading publications. The WSJ this month published its 2024 list of “Best Colleges in the…

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CEPM to present “Clean Hydropower from the Three Rivers” webinar

Updated: September 11, 2023 | Tagged:

WASHINGTON, PA (September 11, 2023) – Washington & Jefferson College’s Center for Energy Policy and Management (CEPM) will host “Clean Hydropower from the Three Rivers,” a free webinar Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m., as part of its Energy Lecture Series. The webinar is free and open to the public. It will feature Michael Rooney,…

Aerial view of W&J Rossin Center and The Commons during the fall season.

CEPM to host “Harnessing Hydrogen” seminar at W&J

Updated: September 7, 2023 | Tagged:

WASHINGTON, PA (September 7, 2023) – Washington & Jefferson College’s Center for Energy Policy & Management will present its second “Harnessing Hydrogen: Exploring Local & Regional Opportunities in Appalachia” seminar Tuesday, Oct. 17. The event is free and open to the public and will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Yost Auditorium in…

Changemakers Spotlight: Liz Turcik ’12

Updated: September 4, 2023 |

Liz Turcik is a 2012 Washington & Jefferson College graduate who majored in History, Spanish and Secondary Education. Today, she is the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management at Maui Preparatory Academy (Maui Prep), where she is responsible for admission, enrollment management, financial aid and scholarships. She also serves as the school’s registrar and teaches…

W&J welcomes new class | Observer-Reporter

Updated: August 28, 2023 |
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W&J matriculates new class, experiences second year of enrollment growth

Updated: August 23, 2023 | Tagged:

WASHINGTON, PA (August 23, 2023) – Washington & Jefferson College held its annual Matriculation Ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 22, officially welcoming the Class of 2027 and beginning the 2023-24 academic year. The ceremony in the Ross Family Recreation Center included remarks by President John C. Knapp, Mathematics Professor Jeannette Kline and Student Government President Joseph Ioli…

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Washington & Jefferson College Board of Trustees Launches National Presidential Search Following President Knapp’s Announcement of Retirement Plans

Updated: August 21, 2023 | Tagged:

WASHINGTON, PA (August 21, 2023) – Washington & Jefferson College’s Board of Trustees has launched a national search for the College’s next president following President Dr. John C. Knapp’s announcement in May that he will retire when his contract ends June 30, 2024. During his seven years of service to the College, Dr. Knapp has…

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W&J welcomes Class of 2027

Updated: August 17, 2023 | Tagged: ,

WASHINGTON, PA (August 17, 2023) – Washington & Jefferson College welcomed a new class of first-year students Wednesday, Aug. 16, and kicked off a week-long variety of orientation events. “This is a terrific new class,” said W&J College President Dr. John C. Knapp. “They bring exceptional talent and even greater diversity to our growing student…

W&J announces Spring 2023 Dean’s List

Updated: June 16, 2023 | Tagged: ,

Washington and Jefferson College has released the Dean’s List for the spring 2023 semester. The Dean’s List is comprised of full-time students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students on the spring 2023 Dean’s List include: Student Name Home City Connor Adams Davidsville, PA Mackenzie Adams Muse, PA Sean Adamski New Kensington, PA Nolan…

Washington & Jefferson College Honors 16 Outstanding High School Students for Exemplary Leadership

Updated: June 16, 2023 | Tagged: ,

Washington & Jefferson College hosted the Leadership Society for 16 high school students who have demonstrated remarkable leadership skills within their communities, schools or athletic teams. The Leadership Society, held Thursday, June 8, at W&J, was an inaugural event recognizing the leaders at several local high schools. Each student was nominated by a school administrator…

W&J students honored with Jonathan Flickinger ’05 Giving Heart Recognition

Updated: May 30, 2023 | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

Three Washington & Jefferson College students have been recognized with traits of a giving heart. The Jonathan Flickinger ’05 Giving Heart Recognition was created in 2018 by the Flickinger family with the help of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity as a loving memorial to Jonathan, who passed away unexpectedly in 2017. After graduating from W&J,…

Library Summer Hours

Updated: May 24, 2023 |

Are you on campus for a Summer Session or need to ask a librarian for help with a summer project (yes – we can help you with research for more than just your assignments!)? The Library will be open from 9 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday, beginning on Monday, May 22 through Friday,…

Former Chair of Citigroup and NYSE Inspires Graduates At Washington & Jefferson College Commencement

Updated: May 24, 2023 | Tagged: , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (May 20, 2023)— John S. Reed, former chair of Citigroup and the New York Stock Exchange, inspired the graduates at Washington & Jefferson College’s 2023 commencement, advising them to take charge of their own lives and always to act with integrity. Mr. Reed, a 1961 graduate of the college, spoke to 220 graduates…

Change of Leadership in SGA as Pandit Graduates

Updated: May 11, 2023 | Tagged:

WASHINGTON, PA (May 5, 2022)—Graduating senior Neil Pandit passes on the Student Government Association (SGA) President role to Joseph Ioli. A neuroscience major, and a conflict & resolution studies minor, Pandit served as SGA’s first Asian-American President. Pandit’s service to SGA began as a freshman in 2019 when he was elected to serve as the…


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