Schedule

An Unforgettable Weekend Awaits

Join us for a redesigned and enhanced Colonials Weekend experience that celebrates the people and places that make GW unforgettable. From the moment you step foot on campus, you’ll be immersed in top-notch, informative, and interactive events and activities. Register today!

  • Kickoff Band

    Kickoff Band

  • University Yard

    All-Alumni Kickoff Party lights up University Yard

  • Fun at the kickoff

    Kickoff Party Smiles


 

Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Friday, September 20

50TH REUNION CELEBRATION
12:00–4:00pm
Reunited and it feels so good! That’s what you will say, too, after joining your classmates at your milestone 50th Reunion. GW has a special day of activities planned to honor the occasion, all of which are complimentary for the Class of ‘69 and one guest!
 

CLASSES FROM GW'S BEST - Faculty presentations
Informative, lively, and engaging, these TED Talk-style presentations feature GW’s prominent alumni and faculty discussing unique themes and timely topics. 
Note: Topics and presentation titles are forthcoming.

2:00–2:50pm; 3:00–3:50pm; 4:00–4:50pm
Funger Hall, Room 103

2:00–2:50pm; 3:00–3:50pm; 4:00–4:50pm
Funger Hall, Room 108 

 

DEANS’ ALUMNI RECEPTIONS
Note: Listed alphabetical order by school; start times vary.

CCAS Dean's Alumni Reception
5:30–7:00pm
Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st Street NW, 2nd Floor
Join Interim Dean Paul Wahlbeck, select faculty and your fellow alumni for an evening to celebrate our Columbian College alumni community! 

CPS & GSPM Dean’s Community Reception
5:30-7:00pm
Marvin Center, 800 21st, Street, NW, Room 311
Join fellow students, alumni, faculty, and friends and hear an update on the College of Professional Studies, which includes the Graduate School of Political Management, from Interim Dean Christopher Deering.

Elliott School Dean’s Alumni Reception
5:00-7:00pm
City View Room, 7th Floor, 1957 E Street NW
Join Dean Reuben Brigety, fellow alumni, faculty, and friends to celebrate our worldwide Elliott School alumni community.

GSEHD Dean’s Community Reception
5:30-7:00pm
Marvin Center, 800 21st, Street, NW, Room 310
Join Dean Michael Feuer, alumni, faculty, students, and friends as we celebrate the accomplishments of the GSEHD community over the past year.

GWSB Dean’s Alumni Reception
5:30-7:30pm
Oglethorpe Great Hall, 1st Floor Duquès Hall, 2201 G St NW
Join Dean Anuj Mehrotra, alumni, faculty, and friends as we celebrate the accomplishments of the School of Business community over the past year and hear more about what's to come.

GWSPH Dean's Alumni Reception
5:00-7:00pm
950 New Hampshire Ave NW, Convening Center
Join Dean Lynn Goldman, alumni, faculty, and friends in a celebration of the incredible accomplishments of the Milken Institute School of Public Health community over the past year. We will honor this year's alumni winners of the annual 950 Award in a short ceremony followed by fellowship and networking.

SEAS Dean’s Alumni and Family Reception
5:00-7:00pm
Science & Engineering Hall, 800 22nd St NW
Join us for an evening reception to connect with fellow alumni and parents and meet Dean Lach, who begins his role at SEAS in August. Dean Lach will share his background and vision for the school while celebrating the School of Engineering and Applied Science community. 

School of Nursing Dean’s Alumni Reception
6:00-8:00pm
Location forthcoming
Join Dean Pamela Jeffries for an evening reception with alumni to hear updates about the school, and enjoy fellowship and networking. 
 

KICKOFF PARTY
7:00–10:00pm
The GW bash of the year! Join GW alumni, families, and friends to kick off the weekend with an evening of laughter, food, drinks, and dancing under the spectacular main attraction tent in the heart of campus. 

Saturday, September 21

LEGACY ADMISSIONS INFORMATION SESSION & TOUR
9:30–11:00am
Alumni with college-bound children will want to take part in this special session to hear from an Admissions Director about the wealth of opportunities and programs available at GW and then enjoy a special tour of the beautiful Foggy Bottom Campus.
 

DEANS’ FAMILY RECEPTIONS
Note: Listed alphabetical order by school; start times vary.

CCAS Dean’s Family Reception
9:00-11:00am 
Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st Street NW, 2nd Floor
Join Interim Deal Paul Wahlbeck for a family and student breakfast to celebrate all the successes of Columbian College!

Elliott School Dean’s Family Reception
9:00-10:30am 
City View Room, 7th Floor, 1957 E Street NW
Join fellow families and students for breakfast and hear an update on the Elliott School from Dean Reuben Brigety.

GWSB Dean’s Family Reception
8:00-10:00am 
Oglethorpe Great Hall, 1st Floor Duquès Hall, 2201 G St NW
Join us for a continental breakfast hosted by Dean Anuj Mehrotra. Meet the dean, as well as other GWSB parents, and talk with members of department staff from undergraduate advising, F. David Fowler Career Center, and more.

GWSPH Dean’s Family Reception
9:00-11:00am 
950 New Hampshire Ave NW, Convening Center
Join us for a fun continental breakfast hosted by Dean Lynn Goldman. Meet the dean, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Milken Institute School of Public Health, as well as other GWSPH parents. 

GSEHD Dean’s Family Reception
5:00-6:30pm 
Families are invited to attend the GSEHD Dean’s Community Reception on Friday evening.
Location TBD

GSPM & CPS Family Reception
5:30-7:00pm
Families are invited to attend the CPS & GSPM Dean’s Community Reception on Friday evening.
Location TBD

SEAS Family Reception
5:00-7:00pm
Families are invited to attend the SEAS Dean’s Alumni & Family Reception on Friday evening.
Location TBD
 

A CONVERSATION WITH PRESIDENT LEBLANC
11:30am–12:30pm
In this intimate, interview-style conversation, President Thomas LeBlanc welcomes the GW community and shares his vision for the university as it approaches its bicentennial. Bring your questions as participants also have an opportunity take part in a Q&A session with President LeBlanc.
 

BACK TO THURSTON
12:30–1:30pm
1900 F Street, NW
Take a trip down memory lane and learn about the upcoming renovations to and modernization of this historic residence hall.
 

BUFF AND BLUE BBQ
1:00–3:00pm
University Yard
Put on your spirit attire for this rustic chic affair (and fare)! Grab a selfie with GW’s men’s basketball team and meet GW's new coach Jamion Christian; take part in unique interactive experiences; and enjoy some acoustic blues music. 
 

FAMILY RESOURCE FAIR
1:00–3:00pm
The resource fair offers an opportunity for families to meet with members of your student's support team, including the Office for Student Success, Center for Student Engagement, Academic Commons, and more!
 

CLASSES FROM GW’S BEST— Alumni & Faculty presentations
Informative, lively, and engaging, these TED Talk-style presentations feature GW’s prominent alumni and faculty discussing unique themes and timely topics.
Note: Topics and presentation titles are forthcoming.

3:00–3:50pm; 4:00–4:50pm
Funger Hall, Room 103

3:00–3:50pm; 4:00–4:50pm
Funger Hall, Room 108  

4:00–4:50pm; 5:00–5:50pm
Mount Vernon Campus, TBD  

 

VERN HARVEST
3:00–6:00pm
Mount Vernon Quad
Join us for fun on the Vern! Vern Harvest kicks off fall with games, caramel apples, crafts, and other activities. This event is fun and open to everyone!.

ACAPELLAPALOOZA
8:00–10:00pm
Enjoy the annual Colonials Weekend high-energy concert featuring all of GW's a cappella groups in their first joint appearance of the year.  Donation suggested for Miriam's Kitchen: a local organization which aims to end chronic homelessness in DC.
 

CLASS REUNION PARTIES
7:30–10:30pm

  • 2014 (5th Reunion)
    The Newseum, Knight Conference Center, Room 706 & Terrace
    555 Pennsylvania Ave NW (entrance on 6th Street NW)
  • 2009 (10th Reunion)
    The Newseum, Knight Conference Center, Room 706 & Terrace
    555 Pennsylvania Ave NW (entrance on 6th Street NW)
  • 1999 (20th Reunion)
    City View Room & Terrace, 7th Floor, 1957 E Street NW
  • 1994 (25th Reunion)
    The Newseum, Knight Conference Center, Room 706 & Terrace
    555 Pennsylvania Ave NW (entrance on 6th Street NW)

It’s time to party! Your milestone reunion is a chance to celebrate your GW memories and friendships as you revel the night away at unique venues in DC.

Sunday, September 22

JAZZ BRUNCH
9:00–11:00am
Close out your amazing time on campus by enjoying live jazz performances showcasing GW’s talented students and faculty coupled with a buffet brunch under the main attraction tent.
 

POLITICAL DISCOURSE
11:30am–1:00pm
You won’t want to miss this special, only-at-GW moment driven by a lively, themed-driven panel discussion. This year's discussion, hosted by GW's new Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics, delves into the origins, amplification, and effects of disinformation in an attempt to help the public, journalists, and policymakers understand digital media’s influence on national dialogue and to develop sound solutions to disinformation.

 

Note: Information about our onsite Welcome Center is available here.