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Welcome to Washington Adventist University, your Gateway to Service!

We are a Christ centered Institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued and empowered. Our vision as a Seventh-day Adventist university is to produce graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities

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    • Two Students are Honored by WAU as the University’s First Sullivan Award Winners

      Takoma Park, MD (April 24) - This year, for the first time, Washington Adventist University (WAU) presented the prestigious Sullivan awards to two students in recognition of their demonstrated passion for community service. Nikole Donovan, an undergraduate who is majoring in social work, received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award at the Academic Awards Chapel on April 23 at Sligo Seventh-day Adve…

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    • WAU Joins NAIA, Effective August 1

      Takoma Park, MD (April 17) - Washington Adventist University’s application for active membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has been approved, effective August 1. “We are extremely pleased with our move to the NAIA, as it will help enhance support for our athletic program and better align the university with other schools that have similar character initiati…

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    • WAU Alumni Awards

      Takoma Park, MD (April 16) - Washington Adventist University (WAU) recently honored five individuals for their contributions to the community, and for their personal and professional accomplishments. The annual WAU Alumni Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, April 12 at the Sheraton in downtown Silver Spring, and approximately 100 people attended. “The Alumni Awards Banquet highlights what Wash…

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    • Revival Results in 53 Baptisms

      Takoma Park, MD (April 5) - The 2nd Annual Campus Revival at Washington Adventist University (WAU) featured a week of worship and culminated with the baptism of 53 young adults. The event started on Sunday, March 30, and culminated with the call to baptism on Friday, April 4. Each evening at 7 p.m., hundreds of students, faculty and staff, and visitors from nearby churches filled the outdoor te…

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