Welcome to the online home of The Washington Society, or “The Wash”, at the University of Virginia. We are an organization dedicated to the pursuit of literary culture and the art of oratory at the University of Virginia. Founded in 1831, the Society has a rich tradition as well as an active membership of more than 100 students from all disciplines.
Weekly meetings consist of several literary presentations, parliamentary-style debate, and an atmosphere of genial friendship. We meet at 8pm on Thursday nights at Jefferson Hall (Hotel C, West Range.)