Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 1

OneGW Virtual 5K Challenge presented by The George Washington University Hospital   

Thursday, October 1 - Saturday, October 3
No crowds. No traffic. No parking. No long lines to the restrooms and, most importantly, no 6 am alarms! Instead, join your classmates and GW fans on the treadmill or practice safe social distancing by walking, jogging or running your own route. GW Athletics and the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences will host this inaugural OneGW Virtual 5K Challenge. This event is free and you must register separately to receive your customized bib.

Presidential Administrative Fellows Alumni Reception

6 – 7:30 pm
All Presidential Administrative Fellow alumni are invited to this celebration commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Presidential Administrative Fellows Program. Join multiple generations of leaders to network and hear from current university leadership in a series of informative and interactive presentations. This event is open to former Presidential Fellow alumni only. 

Women of Mount Vernon Online Reception

7 - 8:30 pm
The alumnae of Mount Vernon College and participants of the WLP EJS Mentoring Program are invited to connect during CW2020. Share memories and enjoy conversation and laughter with old friends while making new ones.

Student Association Presidents Alumni Reception

8 – 10 pm
Former presidents of the GW Student Association are invited to reconnect, network, hear from current Student Association leaders, and discuss strategies to support and advance GW. This event is open to former SA Presidents only.


Friday, October 2

Online Auction Opening: Thurston Hall Room Plates

12 pm
Thurston Hall is a GW icon. For more than 50 years, it has played a central role in campus life. Now that the building is being renovated, alumni have the unique opportunity to own a memento from this first-year residence hall by bidding on an actual room plate from the building. Proceeds go to the Thurston Hall building fund. 

*Note: Silent bidding for the Thurston room plates takes place Friday, October 2--Saturday, October 3. Room plates that we were able to retrieve from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors will be available. (Additional plates will be auctioned in 2021.) Check into the CW site on October 2 for auction details. 

Reunion Celebrations

It’s time to celebrate! Your milestone reunion is a chance to commemorate your GW memories and friendships. BYOBB (and BYOB) to a special toast to your class, after which we will take a trip down memory lane and enjoy conversation, laughter, and some interactive fun. 

6 – 8 pm:

  • 1995 | 25-year Reunion
  • 1990 | 30-year Reunion
  • 1985 | 35-year Reunion
  • 1980 | 40-year Reunion
  • 1975 | 45-year Reunion
  • 1970 | 50-year Reunion

8 – 10 pm:

  • 2020 | Zero-year Reunion
  • 2015 | 5-year Reunion
  • 2010 | 10-year Reunion
  • 2005 | 15-year Reunion
  • 2000 | 20-year Reunion


Saturday, October 3


Will Alexander, III, SEAS BS '04, GWSB MBA '06, takes you on a quick tour of the CW site and shares an overview of the day's virtual program.

Welcome to CW

4:10 – 4:15 pm
GWAA President Richard Jones, LAW JD ‘84, welcomes the GW community to CW and sets the stage for what’s to come. 

University Update from Leadership

4:15 – 4:30 pm
Hear from President Thomas LeBlanc and new Provost M. Brian Blake about how GW is supporting the university community during an unprecedented year—and how the university is preparing for the future as we approach our bicentennial in 2021.


4:30 – 5 pm

Political Discourse

5 – 6 pm
Heading into November you won’t want to miss this timely and relevant discussion on race, identity politics, and the 2020 presidential election. Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno, Director of Strategic Initiatives, GW School of Media and Public Affairs, will moderate a panel with some of the best and brightest GW political minds with an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and questions too. 

*This event is in collaboration with/is part of the Office of Alumni Relations event series on the 2020 Presidential Elections.

GW Raise High with Yvonne Orji, CCAS BA '05, GWSPH MPH '08

6:15 – 7 pm
Alumna Yvonne Orji, CCAS BA '05, GWSPH MPH '08, is a Nigerian-American actress, comedienne and writer who is best known as one of the stars of HBO’s critically acclaimed comedy series Insecure. Enjoy a moderated conversation with this recent Emmy nominee as we close out CW with a bang (and a laugh)!

Over the Horizon: A Champagne Celebration Connecting Generations

7:30 – 9 pm
Celebrate with the GW Black Alumni Association as they welcome the Class of 2020 into the alumni association. Graduates will mix and mingle, share in a celebratory toast, and hear from esteemed alumni on how they successfully leveraged their GW degrees. All alumni are welcome to attend.

Close of Online Auction: Thurston Hall Room Plates

8:50 pm
It’s the last call to submit your bid. The auction closes at 9pm sharp!

*Winners will be announced and notified the week of October 5.