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 …

To the Beat of a Drum

When people sing together, community is created. Together we rejoice, we celebrate, we mourn, and we comfort each other. Through music, we reach each other’s hearts and souls. Music allows us to find a connection.  – Peter Yarrow  Full of different cultures and perspectives, a community united together by the connections each individual makes along …

Dr. Sarah Garifo joins WAU as the Director of Weis Library

Biography: An advocate for educational equity and a Maryland native, Dr. Garifo is the Director of Weis Library. Before joining Washington Adventist University, Dr. Garifo served as a librarian for the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Prince George’s County Public Schools, and Trinity Washington University. She began her library career as a two-time Junior …

Collins Odongo Joins WAU as a Full Time Faculty Member in the Business Department

Collins Odongo has over 15 years of service with various nonprofit and international development organizations as a Project Manager and Business Development Advisor successfully implementing an economic livelihood program with various organizations like Canadian Crossroads International(CCI), Government Department, Savings, and Credit Unions(Saccos). Collins has over 6 years of teaching experience in Public Policy, Management, Decision …

New WAU Gym Renovations

There is an abundance of excitement for the Fall 2021 semester, as Washington Adventist University (WAU) prepares for the return of its students to campus. Much anticipation for the upcoming school year has prompted many departments to introduce new programs and activities for students to enjoy and refurbish or restore both old and new spaces …

Open for Service: WAU Food Pantry

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is known for its motto “Gateway to Service,” highlighting the university’s commitment to engaging and preparing students for service in and out of their communities. With Service Day once a semester, mission trips, and other available service opportunities, this aspect of the WAU lifestyle has been encouraged since its beginnings in …

30K Awarded to Theofield G. Weis Library

Washington Adventist University’s Theofield G. Weis Library was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the American Library Association (ALA). In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries were under dire pressure due to budget cuts, closures, and other uncontrollable losses. These hardships have made it difficult for libraries to continue to serve their communities to …

Honoring the Fordhams

Dr. Henry J. Fordham III and his wife, Sharon Fordham, have been truly inspiring in their unwavering dedication to living their daily lives through Christ and undertaking His ministry to share with others. It is with a heavy heart to report that on Sunday, July 18, 2021, the Fordhams were tragically lost in a house …

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