5 Things To Do On Fall Advising Day

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Zairel Luna
Staff Blogger

It’s that time of the semester again: Advising Day! This semester, Advising Day will fall on November 7! Students will have no classes, which means the perfect opportunity to go on an adventure, watch a new movie, or do absolutely nothing at all! Here are just a couple of things that you can do this Advising Day!

Take a Nap

This is my personal favorite, especially since Advising Day is right in the middle of the week. Take this free day to catch up on some sleep! My suggestion? Shower before you take your nap and if you have anything lavender scented, use it! Lavender scents may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, and restlessness. Once you have your comfortable clothing on and your lavender oils going, you’re all set for the ultimate nap and chill day. Be sure to let your roommate know about your ultimate nap venture so you don’t get disturbed!

Binge Watch Netflix

Although spook season is over, November brings a whole new array of options on Netflix, including but not limited to Bring It On: In It to Win It, Planet Hulk, Scary Movie 2, Scary Movie 3, Sex and the City: The Movie, and Sixteen Candles. These are just a couple of options for you to watch on your free day! From comedy to classics, you will definitely not be bored. This is an activity that you can do from the comfort of your bed alone or, if you feel so inclined to, you can even invite some friends over and order a pizza or two.

Take a Small Road Trip


Unfortunately, Advising Day is only one day in the middle of the week, but if you’re someone who is always up for an adventure and is new to the eastern shore, you can take this opportunity to travel to neighboring cities. Baltimore, MD is just 30 miles away! Here, you will find the shops and boutiques of Harbor Place, Fells Point, and Harbor East, restaurants, and attractions like the National Aquarium, The American Visionary Art Museum, The Maryland Science Center, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not and The Baltimore Museum of Industry. Washington, DC., the U.S.capital, is just 56 miles out of Chestertown. There are more than 100 free things to do in Washington, DC. Attractions are open to the public and some don’t even require tickets, including the Smithsonian Museums, the National Zoo, the National Gallery of Art, and the monuments on the National Mall. Explore these beautiful cities, and I guarantee you’ll have a blast!

Movie Night

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If you’re feeling the need to get off campus, you can hit the local movie theater. For only $7 a ticket (showing your student I.D., of course) you can watch over 30 movies in theaters now. This is a fun and cheap way to get out of your dorm room, all while being comfortable in their new reclining chairs (which I must say are much more luxurious than my own bed)! Here are just a couple of movies in theaters now: Bohemian Rhapsody, Halloween, Nobody’s Fool, The Grinch, A Star is Born, Smallfoot, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Go to Fall Fest in the Nest!


If you don’t want to leave WAC or sleep, but still want to do something exciting on campus, be sure to attend Fall Fest. This year SEB will be hosting their annual Fall Fest Event in the Goose Nest! This event will be on Advising Day, Nov. 7 from 12-2 PM! Attend this event for some fun and carnival treats. There will be events like jousting, balloon dart throw, fish bowl, ski ball, and many more! If you still aren’t convinced on going, let me just say that by attending and giving your best estimate on how many candy corns there are in a jar, you can enter a chance to win two free Phantom of the Opera tickets for December 1, 2018 (SEB’s NYC Bus Trip)!

While these are just a couple of things to do on Advising Day, make sure to not forget to actually register for your classes promptly.


Photographs by Zairel Luna and Washington College Student Events Board

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