The Elm is a weekly newspaper published by and for the students of Washington College. Since its start in 1930, The Elm has been a resource for campus news and student opinion. The Elm prints about 24 issues a year, depending on budgetary restraints.

The newspaper is a tabloid-style, 12-page publication with five content sections: News, Opinion, Student Life, Lifestyle, and Sports. The staff is comprised of about 10 editors and managers as well as contributing writers and photographers, all of whom attend the College full time along with editing and writing for The Elm.

The Elm office is located at the Sears Publishing House on Washington Avenue.


The Elm strives to inform its audience about campus news through print and online forms as accurately and consistently as possible. The staff is dedicated to upholding ethical journalistic principles, enhancing skills as writers and editors, uniting the Washington College community, and serving as a voice for the student body.

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