By invitation after admission, students who join the W&J College Washington Fellows Program embark on a four-year program of LIGHT: Leadership, Integrity, Growth, Humanity, and Thought. As a Washington Fellow, you uphold the college's mission of lifelong learning and responsible citizenship.

Washington Fellows Program

The Washington Fellows Program spans all four years of your undergraduate experience. During those four years, you and your cohort of fellows share a journey of individual development that prepares you to make significant contributions as a leader with integrity. You will participate in a series of individual and shared experiences that foster the five core values of the program on campus and in the community.

At the end of each year, each fellow creates a portfolio that summarizes their learning experiences over the past year and reflects on their personal growth. As a community of fellows, you support each other's growth and intellectual curiosity. As a college, we support your learning and development.

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Washington Fellows Weekend

During Washington Fellows Weekend, invited students and their families can attend a gathering of Washington Fellows. Incoming Washington Fellows arrive Friday and spend the night with a student host. During the weekend, students and parents can experience the program and its camaraderie. Meet President Knapp, faculty, current Washington Fellows, and distinguished young alumni. At the same time, you can learn more about W&J College, tour the campus, and explore the opportunities here for your undergraduate experience. Parents are included and given dedicated time to connect with the parents of current W&J College students.

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Seminar Experience Includes:

  • Participate in a Symposia discussion with peers
  • Attend a moderated Accomplished Young Alumni panel
  • Meet President Knapp
  • Spend the night on campus
  • Meet current Washington Fellows