WAU Ransomware Attack

Washington Adventist University experienced a ransomware attack last night, October 2nd, 2021. Our Information Technology Services identified the attack after 11 pm Saturday evening and is currently in communication with Montgomery County Cyber Taskforce, and the FBI to resolve this situation.   The situation continues to be investigated. WAU wishes to inform our community in …

Fall 2021 Week In Spiritual Emphasis

Each semester Washington Adventist University presents its “Week In Spiritual Emphasis,” or WISE Week. The week could be generalized into a week of prayer but truly aims to bring greater enlightenment to our campus community.   This year the Center for Student Life invited well-known speaker Pastor Victor Bartley to present for the week. His …

8th Annual Visionaries Gala

Washington Adventist Universities 8th Annual Visionaries Gala took place on Sunday, September 19th, 2021. It was held at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. Around 225 guests arrived to take part in this annual fundraising event.   The evening began with a reception serenaded by a quartet from WAU’s Music Department. Screens around the …

Religion Department Renaming Ceremony

On a sunny Sabbath afternoon, below the pillars of H.M.S. Richard’s building, a group gathered to honor the lives of Henry and Sharon Fordham in a department naming ceremony. A framed portrait stood symbolically at the base of the historic steps. After the Fordham’s tragic loss, Washington Adventist University decided to name their Religion Department …

Dedication Weekend

This upcoming weekend, September 17th – 19th, will be a momentous occasion dedicated to honoring our students, faculty and staff, alumni, and valuable board members, sponsors, donors, and friends of Washington Adventist University. We will have four distinguished events for this Dedication Weekend: the Board of Trustees Meeting, a Sabbath Dedication, the Henry & Sharon …

Alex Barrientos Appointed Senior Pastor at Sligo Church

Takoma Park, MD | August 10, 2021   After a long and careful process that involved 70 considered names, Pastor Alex Barrientos has been appointed to serve as Sligo Church’s next Senior Pastor. Pastor Barrientos is currently servicing as Associate Pastor at the Spring Meadows Seventh-day Adventist Church in Florida, with responsibility for evangelism and …

Science Building: Out with the Old, In with the New

As the oldest building on campus, the Science building has been the center for scientific research and discovery for Washington Adventist University (WAU)—and its previous designations—for a great many years. Major plans to remodel and refurbish the building have been in the making. Some improvements have already been made to the interior of the Science …

Fall 2021 Opening Convocation

Washington Adventist University’s Opening Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, was the official start to the 2021-22 academic year and a renewed excitement for the resume of campus learning and activities. Since 2019, where we transitioned to streaming convocation online, we return to continue our weekly convocation programs in the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church. …

2021 Student Orientation Week

It’s been a long year of planning and preparing for this moment, but we are finally proud to say, ‘Welcome back to Washington Adventist University!’ This week, our returning sophomores, new freshman, and transfer students have been experiencing all of what WAU has to offer through our Student Orientation Week. From exciting team-building activities like …

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