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With so many events on and off campus, there's an Colonials Weekend event for everyone to enjoy.

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Signature Events

Thursday, October 19

GWAA Alumni Achievement Awards
Separate registration. $75. Register here 
6–9pm
The Four Seasons Hotel
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award is the highest form of recognition given by the University and the George Washington Alumni Association to an alumnus/a on an annual basis. Each recipient has made a lasting impact on society though outstanding professional, voluntary or philanthropic accomplishments.
 

Friday, October 20

Colonials Weekend Kickoff Party
7–9pm
University Yard
H Street between 20th and 21st streets NW
Connect with fellow alumni, students, and parents at a reception on University Yard with games, live music, and food and beverages.
 

Saturday, October 21

Taste of GW
1–3pm
University Yard
H Street between 20th and 21st streets NW
Enjoy this classic GW food festival with food and drink provided by GW-owned and managed restaurants.
 

Sunday, October 22

Colonials Weekend Jazz Brunch
9–11am
University Yard
H Street between 20th and 21st streets NW
Join us for live jazz and great food, hosted by GW’s own radio station, WRGW, and featuring performances by GW students and faculty members. Buffet menu will have brunch items to enjoy while you listen to great music.

Affinity Events

Friday, October 20

Presidential Administrative Fellow Alumni Reception
5:30–7pm
GW University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st Street NW

GW Hillel
6:30–9:30pm
714 21st Street, NW (2nd Floor)
Please join GW Hillel for a myriad of events to welcome you into our GW Hillel family. Come explore the spiritual heart of GW Hillel. Cost: Free/GW students, $18/non-students. Tickets can be purchased at GW Hillel.
 

Saturday, October 21

Delta Tau Delta - Gamma Eta Open House BBQ
4–6pm
526 22nd Street NW
Stop by the Gamma Eta shelter to mix and mingle with Delta Tau Delta alumni and parents. Tours of the facility will be conducted by the current membership.

All-Athletic Alumni Reception
4:30–6:30pm
Colonials Club, Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd Street NW
Mix and mingle with fellow athletic alumni at this reception.

GW Black Alumni Association IMPACT Awards
5–7pm
The Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom
800 21st Street NW
Celebrate the contributions that this year’s recipients have made to their alma mater, local communities, and/or society at large at this reception and awards program.

La Fiestasa
8pm–1am
Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor
800 21st Street NW
Come celebrate the Latino culture at this diverse event filled with performances, delicious food, and Latin music that’ll make you want to shake your hips. Don’t miss out on this amazing event and the chance to explore something new! Sponsored by the Organization of Latino American Students (OLAS).
 

Sunday, October 22

Educational Foundation for Gamma Eta Annual Meeting
10am–1pm
526 22nd Street NW
Delta Tau Delta Alumni are encouraged to attend the House Corporation Annual Meeting.

 

Family-friendly Events

Friday, October 20

GW Hillel
6:30–9:30pm
714 21st Street, NW (2nd Floor)
Please join GW Hillel for a myriad of events to welcome you into our GW Hillel family. Come explore the spiritual heart of GW Hillel. Cost: Free/GW students, $18/non-students. Tickets can be purchased at GW Hillel.

Colonials Madness
Signature Event
8:30–10pm
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd Street NW
Join the GW men's and women's basketball teams as the Colonials officially kick-off the 2017-18 basketball season with Colonial Madness. The night will be filled with performances, giveaways, a dunk contest and skills competition, and more.
 

Saturday, October 21

Elliott School Family Reception with Dean Reuben Brigety
8–9:30am
City View Room, 7th Floor
1957 E Street NW
Mix and mingle with fellow families and students, and hear an update on the Elliott School.

SEAS Family Reception with Dean David Dolling
8–9:30am
Science and Engineering Hall, Lower Level
800 22nd Street NW
Mix and mingle with fellow families and students, and hear an update on the GW School of Engineering and Applied Science.

GW School of Business Family Reception with Dean Vivek Choudhury
8–10am
Duques Hall, Oglethorpe Lobby
2201 G Street NW
Mix and mingle with fellow families and students, and hear an update on the GW School of Business.

CCAS Family Reception with Associate Dean Elizabeth Chako
10–11:00am
Phillips Hall, 411
801 22nd Street NW
Mix and mingle with fellow families and students, and hear an update on the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

Touch a Truck
12–4pm
Parking Lot
H Street NW & 20th Street NW
At this family-friendly event, tour emergency vehicles (police, fire, EMS) and learn about Safety and Security services in the District of Columbia and at GW.

Taste of GW
Signature Event
1–3pm
University Yard
H Street between 20th and 21st streets NW
Enjoy this classic GW food festival with food and drink provided by GW-owned and managed restaurants.

What’s the Buzz All About?: GW’s Honeybees
3–4:30pm
Bell Hall, Room 205
2029 G Street NW
Learn how GWBuzz manages 12 honeybee colonies on GW's campus. This is an interactive event, so be prepared to get up close to the bees! Proper gear will be provided.
 

Sunday, October 30

Colonials Weekend Jazz Brunch
Signature Event
9–11am
University Yard
H Street between 20th and 21st streets NW
Join us for live jazz and great food, hosted by GW’s own radio station, WRGW, and featuring performances by GW students and faculty members. Buffet menu will have brunch items to enjoy while you listen to great music. Additional cost.

Sunday Brunch at Pelham Commons
10:30am–3:30pm
Mount Vernon Campus

Athletics Events

Friday, October 20

Men's Water Polo: GWU vs. Johns Hopkins
7pm
Charles E. Smith Center Pool
600 22nd Street NW
 

Saturday, October 21

Men's Water Polo: GWU vs. Navy
10am
Charles E. Smith Center Pool
600 22nd Street NW

Men's Soccer: GWU vs. Duquesne
2pm
Mount Vernon Athletic Complex
2100 Foxhall Road NW

All-Athletic Alumni Reception
4:30–6:30pm
Colonials Club, Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd Street NW
Mix and mingle with fellow athletic alumni at this reception.
 

Sunday, October 22

Women's Soccer: GWU vs. Duquesne
1pm
Mount Vernon Athletic Complex
2100 Foxhall Road NW
 

Excursions

Saturday, October 21

United States Naval Academy Tour, Annapolis, MD
12–6pm (Meet in Marvin Center 301 at 11:15am)
800 21st Street, NW
Join us for a guided walking historical tour (co-sponsored by GW Valor), that highlights life at the U.S. Naval Academy, past and present.  Tour includes Lejeune Hall, Bancroft Hall, Tecumseh Court, Herndon Monument, Main Chapel (when open), and the Crypt of John Paul Jones, Revolutionary War Hero. Cost: $40/per person. Includes transportation and entry fee. Pre-payment required.

National Harbor 
12–6pm (Meet in Marvin Center 302 at 11:15am)
800 21st Street, NW
Come and experience the DC Waterfront at the National Harbor.  Enjoy shopping, restaurants and attractions as you navigate your way through downtown National Harbor, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Tanger Outlets, and MGM National Harbor. Cost: $30/per person. Includes transportation only. Pre-payment required.

George Washington’s World: An Afternoon at the Mount Vernon Estate
1:00pm–5:30pm (Meet in Marvin Center 307 at 12:15pm)
800 21st Street NW
This event will give guests the opportunity to visit the Mount Vernon Estate to experience a similar opportunity that is offered to students throughout the year at events such as the annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at Washington’s Tomb in February. A pre-tour discussion will provide guests with more insight about George Washington. Cost: $40/per person. Includes transportation and entry fee. Pre-payment required.

Tours

Friday, October 20

Exhibition Tour: "Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse"
1:30pm
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st Street NW
"Scraps" presents the work of three designers who have pioneered creative approaches to recycling textiles: Luisa Cevese of Riedizioni in Milan; Christina Kim of Dosa in Los Angeles; and Reiko Sudo of Nuno in Tokyo. This exhibition is organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
 

Saturday, October 21

Exhibition Tour: "The Box Project: Uncommon Threads"
1:30pm
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st Street NW
Collector Lloyd Cotsen challenged thirty-seven leading fiber artists worldwide to create a three-dimensional work to fit inside a standard box. "The Box Project" showcases the dynamic results. This exhibition is organized by the Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research with the Racine Art Museum.

Washingtoniana Exhibition Tour
2:45pm
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st Street NW
A docent will introduce you to the historical maps, letters, prints, and artifacts on display from the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. The collection documents the formation, development, and history of our nation's capital from the eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century.
 

Sunday, October 22

Exhibition Tour: "Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse"
1:30pm
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st Street NW
"Scraps" presents the work of three designers who have pioneered creative approaches to recycling textiles: Luisa Cevese of Riedizioni in Milan; Christina Kim of Dosa in Los Angeles; and Reiko Sudo of Nuno in Tokyo. This exhibition is organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Washingtoniana Exhibition Tour
2:45pm
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st Street NW
A docent will introduce you to the historical maps, letters, prints, and artifacts on display from the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. The collection documents the formation, development, and history of our nation's capital from the eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century.

 

 

School Events

Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

Friday, October 20

Psychology Department Reception and Expo
3–4:30pm
2125 G St. NW, First Floor
Drop in to chat with faculty and see examples of student research. Light refreshments will be available.

Columbian College Alumni Reception with Dean Ben Vinson
5:30–7pm
Science and Engineering Hall
800 22nd Street NW the
Mix and mingle with fellow alumni, and hear an update on the Columbian College.
 

Saturday, October 21

CCAS Family Reception with Associate Dean Elizabeth Chako
10–11:00am
Phillips Hall, 411
801 22nd Street NW
Mix and mingle with fellow families and students, and hear an update on the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

Elliott School of International Affairs

Friday, October 20

Elliott School Alumni Reception with Dean Reuben Brigety
5–8pm
City View Room, 7th Floor
1957 E Street NW
Mix and mingle with fellow alumni, and hear an update on the Elliott School.
 

Saturday, October 21

Elliott School Family Reception with Dean Reuben Brigety
8–9:30am
City View Room, 7th Floor
1957 E Street NW
Mix and mingle with fellow families and students, and hear an update on the Elliott School.

Graduate School of Political Management

Friday, October 20

CPS/GSPM Welcome Reception with CPS Dean Ali Eskandarian and GSPM Director Lara Brown
5:30–7pm
MPA Building, 2nd Floor
805 21st Street NW
Mix and mingle with fellow alumni and students, and hear an update on the College of Professional Studies and the Graduate School of Political Management.

School of Business

Friday, October 20

GW School of Business Alumni Reception with Interim Dean Vivek Choudhury
5:30–7pm
Duques Hall, Oglethorpe Lobby
2201 G Street NW
Mix and mingle with fellow alumni, and hear an update on the GW School of Business.
 

Saturday, October 21

GW School of Business Family Reception with Dean Vivek Choudhury
8–10am
Duques Hall, Oglethorpe Lobby
2201 G Street NW
Mix and mingle with fellow families and students, and hear an update on the GW School of Business.

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Saturday, October 21

SEAS Family Reception with Dean David Dolling
8–9:30am
Science and Engineering Hall, Lower Level
800 22nd Street NW
Mix and mingle with fellow families and students, and hear an update on the GW School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Physics Department Open House
11am-2pm
Staughton Hall
707 22nd St NW

SEAS Alumni Reception with Dean David Dolling
11:30am–1:30pm
Science and Engineering Hall
800 22nd Street NW
Mix and mingle with fellow alumni, and hear an update on the GW School of Engineering and Applied Science.