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Saturday, October 21

Sunrise Yoga
7:15–7:45am
Kogan Plaza
2121 H St NW
Before a full day of programs, take 30 minutes to align your mind and spirit. The first 15 attendees will receive a special Milken Institute School of Public Health yoga mat.

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.

"What is Public Health?" Open-House Breakfast
8–9:30am
Science and Engineering Hall, 7th Floor
800 22nd Street NW
Come with your questions about public health, what it is like to be a student at Milken Institute School of Public Health, how to transfer into the school, the career paths for public health majors, and more! Dean Goldman, along with student ambassadors, and representatives from career services and undergraduate programs, will be on hand to answer your questions throughout this delicious open-house breakfast set among our state-of-the-art laboratories on the seventh floor of SEH.

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.

GW College Democrats Community Brunch
9–11am
District House, Room B205
2121 H Street NW
Join GW College Democrats for a Community Brunch! Members, parents of members, and alumni are invited to share some muffins and conversations together.

GW Women’s Tennis Alumnae Matches
9am-11am
Mount Vernon Athletic Complex
2100 Foxhall Road NW
Intercollegiate Tennis alumnae can return to the court for a friendly match with the current team.

GW Catholics Mass & Open House for Parents
6–8pm
2210 F Street, NW
Join us for our 6pm daily Mass in the Newman Center Chapel, followed by an Open House and social in our student center.  For more information, please visit: www.gwcatholics.org

Recent Alumni Panel: My Public Health Career
9:30–10:15am
Science and Engineering Hall, 7th Floor
800 22nd Street NW
Milken Institute School of Public Health recent alumni will share what they have been up to since graduation, how their studies at GW influenced their career paths, and what advice they have for interested in studying and pursuing careers in public health.

Parents Association Meeting
9:30–10:30am
Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor
800 21st Street NW
Hear from university leaders about current happenings on campus. Open to all parents.

GW Women’s Lacrosse Alumnae Game and Meet and Greet
9:30–10:30am
Mount Vernon Athletic Complex
2100 Foxhall Road NW
Intercollegiate Lacrosse alumnae return to the field for a friendly game with the current team.

Masonic Temple Tour & Ritual Demonstration
10am
1733 16th Street NW
Please join the brethren of The Colonial Lodge #1821 for a tour of the House of the Temple and a public-facing ritual demonstration over brunch.

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

CCAS Family Reception with Associate Dean Elizabeth Chako
10–11am
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.

Sigma Delta Tau House Dedication
10am–1pm
607 23rd Street NW, Townhouse G
Sigma Delta Tau alumnae and family members are invited to join the current Sisters of the Alpha Tau Chapter of Sigma Delta Tau for the official grand opening and dedication of our new house. Catered reception and tours to follow the ceremony. RSVP to alumnae.gwsdt@gmail.com.

How to Set Up a Scholarship Now That Can Be Funded Later

10am–3pm
Marvin Center, 413
Have you ever thought about the idea of setting up a scholarship fund at GW but thought it would be too expensive? Come visit one of GW's experts in our Office of Planned Giving, who will be available for individual counseling sessions to discuss innovative ways to accomplish your philanthropic goals in a financially responsible, attainable way. Please e-mail pgiving1@gwu.edu if you would like to schedule a session.

Graduate School of Education and Human Development Alumni Brunch with Dean Michael Feuer
10am–12pm
MPA Building, 2nd Floor
805 21st Street NW
Mix and mingle with fellow alumni, and hear an update on the GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

Family Day: (Un)Common Threads
10am–4pm
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st Street NW
Stop by the museum for a day of art, music, and thinking outside the box. Meet artist Ai Kijima, featured in the exhibition "The Box Project: Uncommon Threads," and watch her turn second-hand scraps of fabric into spunky, vibrant collages. Delve deeper into the captivating exhibition with a scavenger hunt (11am and 2pm). If you are feeling inspired, put your own creative spin on the Box Project challenge by designing your own box to take home.

GW Confucius Institute Open House
10am–5pm
GW Confucius Institute, 2147 F Street NW
Guests will get a chance to meet our staff, learn about GW CI programming and network with students and professionals interested in China.

Rifle Drill Presentation
10:30am
Kogan Plaza, 2121 H St NW
Join GW’s NROTC unit as they conduct a rifle drill presentation.

Community Service Brunch and Service Project
10:30am–12:30pm
Marvin Center, 309 and 310
Join the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service during Colonials Weekend 2017 as we recognize alumni that participated in community service and service-learning programs while at GW and beyond.  Reconnect with members of Alternative Breaks, GW SMARTDC (formerly DC Reads), Civic House, engageDC (formerly the Neighbors Project), Jumpstart, the Public Service Grant Commission, service-focused student organizations, the Human Services and Social Justice Program, the Office of Community Service and more!  To RSVP for the Community Service Brunch and service project, you must also register through our eventbrite.  For more information contact us at gwserves@gwu.edu.

Family Information Session: Internships/Career Services
10:30–11:30am
Funger Hall 103 & 108 (concurrent session)
During this panel, come hear from the Center for Career Services staff and current students about the enhanced career services at GW - our personalized career coaching model from career assessment to specialized resources.  Hear practical tips on the internship application/interview process and how your student can get started and make the most of professional opportunities during their time at GW and beyond.

Myths in the Gallery
10:30am (tour departs at 10:30am sharp)
National Gallery of Art, West Building Entrance
6th & Constitution Ave NW
We will explore the mythologically-themed artworks in the National Gallery of Art. Greco-Roman myths have been endlessly fascinating to painters and sculptors. Professor Wasdin will explain the exciting myths and how they were interpreted in various periods, including highlights from the Italian Renaissance and Dutch Golden Age. Limited space available; to reserve your spot please contact Katherine Wasdin at kwasdin@gwu.edu.

STEMworks Open House: We’re All Cyborgs Now
10:45am
Gelman Library, Room 201
2130 H Street, NW
Join us for an open house to celebrate the re-opening of STEMworks, GW’s one-stop shop for quantitative and spatial reasoning skills. Light refreshments will be served and this event will feature lightning talks about science, technology, engineering, and math.

The Boundary Stones of Washington DC
11am
Marvin Center, Room 308
Join the D.C. Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) for a fascinating discussion on the history of the Washington D.C. boundary stones which  are the oldest federal monuments in the United States.

Dad Jazz Class
11am–12pm
Marvin Center, Room 241 (Dance Studio)
800 21st Street NW
Want to know what your kids are doing in their free time?  Come find out in a free jazz dance class put on by Balance!  All dads are encouraged to attend, but moms, siblings, and alumni are also extremely welcome!

CCAS Academic Advising Open House
11am–12pm
Phillips Hall, 107
801 22nd Street NW

GW Men’s and Women’s Soccer Alumni Game
11am–12:30pm
Mount Vernon Athletic Complex
2100 Foxhall Road NW
Intercollegiate soccer alumni return to the pitch for a friendly game.

Open House at The GW Hatchet
11am–1pm
609 21st Street NW
A chance for all alumni of The Hatchet to come tour the new townhouse and hear about the exciting new things happening at the paper.

SEAS Lecture featuring Dr. Mario Livio, Noted Astrophysicist
and Alumni Reception with Dean David Dolling

11am–1pm
Science and Engineering Hall
800 22nd Street NW
The School of Engineering and Applied Science is excited to announce that internationally renowned astrophysicist and best-selling author Mario Livio will return to SEAS to discuss his latest book, WHY?: What Makes Us Curious. Dr Livio has published more than 400 scientific papers and is the author of six popular science books, including national bestseller, Brilliant Blunders. Dr. Livio has appeared on 60 Minutes, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and NPR, to name a few. In addition to the lecture, the event includes a book signing and reception; books will be available for sale.

Physics Department Open House
11am–2pm
Staughton Hall
707 22nd St NW
We welcome all join us for Physics demonstrations, a poster session, and a barbeque in the G Street park behind Staughton Hall.

2018 GW Alumni Founders Panel    
11am–2pm   
GW Innovation Center, Tompkins Hall Room M06
725 23rd St NW
The Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship will host a panel discussion of successful GW alumni startup founders to talk about their startup business journeys after graduation. Come and hear their stories about how they went from idea to market!

Military Community Center Open House
11am–2pm
2035 F Street NW
Connect with members of GW's military and veteran community and tour GW's Military Community Center.

STEMworks Open House: Every Map You Know Is Wrong
11:15am
Gelman Library, Room 201
2130 H Street, NW
Join us for an open house to celebrate the re-opening of STEMworks, GW’s one-stop shop for quantitative and spatial reasoning skills. Light refreshments will be served and this event will feature lightning talks about science, technology, engineering, and math.

A Conversation with Chuck Todd
11:30am
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St NW
Join GW College Democrats and GW College Republicans for a conversation with journalist and host of Meet the Press, Chuck Todd, moderated by Emmy-award winning journalist and director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, Frank Sesno. Please register online in advance. Priority seating given to GW College Democrats, GW College Republicans,  and their parents. For questions, please contact Anika Raju at anikaraju@gwmail.gwu.edu.

Family Information Session: Study Abroad
11:30am–12:30pm
Funger Hall 103 & 108 (concurrent session)
Approximately half of GW’s undergraduate students study abroad. As a parent, we know you have questions about where students can go, how courses abroad apply to GW degrees, and how much it costs. Come hear from the Office for Study Abroad staff to learn more about study abroad opportunities and the logistics.

Gift of Life GW (GOLGW) Marrow Registry Drive
11:30am–3pm
Kogan Plaza, Mid Campus Quad
Stop by the GOLGW table get registered as a potential stem cell donor. It's easy to be a hero! All it takes is a simple cheek swab and two minutes of your time to save the life of someone fighting blood cancers and other serious illnesses. No needles, commitment, or money are required and registration takes about 2 minutes - snacks provided!

Rediscover GW Campus Tours
12pm, 12:30pm
Tours depart from the Clock Tower in Kogan Plaza
2121 H St NW
These tours will guide students, parents and alumni through the sustainable innovations and developments on the GW Foggy Bottom Campus, highlighting new LEED certified buildings such as District House and the SEH, as well as new sustainable campus features like the Solar Power Table in Square 80.

Myths in the Gallery
12pm (tour departs at 12pm sharp)
National Gallery of Art, West Building Entrance
6th & Constitution Ave NW
We will explore the mythologically-themed artworks in the National Gallery of Art. Greco-Roman myths have been endlessly fascinating to painters and sculptors. Professor Wasdin will explain the exciting myths and how they were interpreted in various periods, including highlights from the Italian Renaissance and Dutch Golden Age. Limited space available; to reserve your spot please contact Katherine Wasdin at kwasdin@gwu.edu.

Back to Thurston
12–2pm
Thurston Hall, Lobby
1900 F Street, NW
Relive the memories of Thurston Hall! Tour rooms in the freshman dormitory.

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.

United States Naval Academy Tour, Annapolis, MD ($)
[SOLD OUT]
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 ($)
[SOLD OUT]
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.

Family Information Session: Campus Community
12:30–1:30pm
Funger Hall 103 & 108 (concurrent session)
During this panel, hear from administrators about becoming involved in the GW community, supporting your student, and learning about campus initiatives.

Family Information Session: Getting to Know the GW Information Security Program
12:30pm–1:30pm
Marvin Center 403
800 21st Street, NW
At GW, we take the privacy and security of your student’s data very seriously.  The purpose of this presentation is to talk about how we secure this data and what students and parents can do to improve their own security.

Celebrating The Creative Process
1–2pm    
Eckles Library
2100 Foxhall Rd NW (Mount Vernon Campus)
Students, parents, staff, and faculty are invited to join us in a celebration of research, music, and art as we award the 2017 Eckles Prize for Freshman Research Excellence and open the Women’s Leadership Program’s annual art show. Students will present their papers, artists will be on hand to discuss their work, and musical guests will perform.  A reception with light refreshments will follow the awards and performances.

Taste of GW ($)
[SOLD OUT]
Signature Event
1–3pm
University Yard
H Street between 20th and 21st streets NW
Sample food and drinks provided by GW-owned and managed restaurants at this family-friendly festival.

George Washington’s World: An Afternoon at the Mount Vernon Estate ($)
1–5:30pm (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.

GW Panhellenic Association Information Session
1–2:30pm
Marvin Center, Room 405, 800 21st Street, NW
Come speak with members of the Panhellenic Association to learn more about sorority life at GW. Current Executive Board Members from the Panhellenic Association will be present to answer any questions from parents and families who have students interested in going through recruitment.

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.

GW vs. Yale Polo Match
1:30–4pm
Congressional Polo Club
Join GW students, family members, and alumni and Congressional Polo Club members to watch a collegiate polo match as an opportunity to learn about the GW Polo Club. There will be music, free drinks, and food available for purchase.

Vern Harvest
2pm–5pm
Mount Vernon Quad
Join us for fun on the Vern! Vern Harvest features fall-themes games, pumpkin painting, crafts, and other activities. This event is family-friendly and fun for all ages.

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

GW Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving vs. Boston College
2pm
Charles E. Smith Center Pool
600 22nd Street NW

Vision, the Brain, and Intelligence
2:30–3:30pm
Marvin Center, Room 301
Join Dr. Leo Chalupa, Vice President for Research and a distinguished neurologist, for an entertaining talk on how individuals process information. Geared for all Colonials Weekend guests and zero background in science or biology is needed.

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.

How to Get More Involved With GW
3–4pm
Marvin Center, Room 310
800 21st Street NW
Join us to hear from officials in GW's Office of Alumni Relations, Department of Athletics and Recreation, and Office of Planned Giving, along with a longtime university alumni volunteer, to learn about how you can become more engaged with GW's lifelong, worldwide alumni community.

Student Affairs/SASS Former Student Staff Reception
3–4pm
District House, B117 (B1 Level)
2121 H Street NW
Whether you were a Resident Advisor/House Staff, Residence Director, Summer/Academic Year Housing staff, Colonial Cabinet member, CI staffer, Career Ambassador, Colonial Health Center/CADE Peer Educator, University Hearing Board Justice, Academic Integrity Council member, TRAiLS Guide, Graduate Fellow, student office assistant/coordinator, or worked for a DSA/SASS office in another capacity, stop by to say hi to @GWPeterK and other staff members, learn about the current work of Student Affairs, and reunite with former coworkers.  Family members who are interested in supporting the work of Student Affairs are also welcome to attend!

LGBTQIA+ Resource Center Open House
3–4:30pm
MSSC 2127 G St NW
Join Timothy Kane, Associate Director for Inclusion Initiatives and alumni of the Out and Allied Alumni Network for an open house. This is an opportunity to learn more about the student support and resources the center offers. Light refreshments will be offered.

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.

Global Women's Institute Open House
3–5pm
2140 G St NW
Join the Director and staff of the Global Women’s Institute at our Open House. This will be an opportunity to learn more about how our current research, policy, and outreach initiatives work to make a difference in the lives of women and girls. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Wind Ensemble and The Symphonic Band Present “Dance”
3–5pm
Lisner Auditorium
Featuring the Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Band, under the direction of Professor Robert Birch, performing “Dance” and a surprise medley of contemporary and familiar selections. Donation suggested.

Inaugural Legacy Family Induction
3:30–5pm
Alumni House, 1918 F Street NW
Legacy Families, please join us during Colonials Weekend for our official welcome into the GW Legacy community.  Legacy students will be recognized during the event as well. The university recognizes legacy families as students and alumni whose family – including parents, grandparents, and/or siblings – attended or currently attend GW.

GW Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Alumni Reunion
3:30–5:30pm
Marvin Center, Room 308, 800 21st Street NW
A reception for alumni of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

Nicholas Upton Memorial Bench Dedication, presented by Kappa Alpha Order
4–4:30pm
Charles E. Smith Center
North Auxiliary Gym
600 22nd Street NW
An opportunity for all Colonials alumni, families, and friends to join Nicholas' family and the GW Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order in dedicating a memorial bench honoring the life of Nicholas Upton, ESIA Class of 2017. Nick's abrupt passing two years ago deeply impacted the GW community- from his teammates in rowing to his classmates at the Elliott School, and the Greek community as a whole. While this is a small way to honor such a big personality, the installation of a memorial bench will serve as a reminder of Nick's values, friendship, and humor for years to come. Following the dedication, participants will have an opportunity to visit the bench at the corner of 22nd and F Streets NW. RSVP online here.

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.

WRGW Alumni Networking Event + Live Show
4–7pm
WRGW Studio, Marvin Center Ground Floor
800 21st Street NW
Are you interested in podcasts, broadcasting, marketing, and all things media? Look no further than WRGW's Alumni Networking and Live Show! We will have prominent alumni from organizations like SiriusXM, Black Cat, CBS Radio, DC Music Download, Freethink, Ben & Jerry's and more to make professional and personal connections with big names in media and broadcasting!

Sigma Kappa UV Days Parents and Family Reception
5–7pm
Dirty Martini, 1223 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
A fundraiser for the Sigma Kappa Foundation for Sigma Kappa sisters and their families.

GW Black Alumni Association IMPACT Awards ($)
5–7pm
School of Media and Public Affairs
2nd Floor Art Gallery Lobby
805 21st St 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.

Undergraduate Class Reunion Celebrations: Classes of 2012, 2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977, and 1972
Various Locations
Come celebrate the fun and memories from your undergraduate GW days. Expect delicious food, fun drinks, music, and, of course, great friends. Dress in your best smart attire.

  • Class of 1972 45th Reunion Party
    7–10pm
    City View Room, 7th Floor
    1957 E Street NW

  • Class of 1977 40th Reunion Party
    7–10pm
    City View Room, 7th Floor
    1957 E Street NW

  • Class of 1982 35th Reunion Party
    7–10pm
    City View Room, 7th Floor
    1957 E Street NW

  • Class of 1987 30th Reunion Party
    7–10pm
    City View Room, 7th Floor
    1957 E Street NW

  • Class of 1992 25th Reunion Party
    7–10pm
    City View Room, 7th Floor
    1957 E Street NW

  • Class of 1997 20th Reunion Party
    8–10pm
    Top of the Gate
    2650 Virginia Ave NW

  • Class of 2002 15th Reunion Party
    8–10pm
    Top of the Gate
    2650 Virginia Ave NW

  • Class of 2007 10th Reunion Party
    8–10pm
    Top of the Gate
    2650 Virginia Ave NW

  • Class of 2012 5th Reunion Party
    7:30–10:30
    The Living Room DC
    1008 Vermont Ave NW

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza directed by Elizabeth Kitsos-Kang
7:30pm
Marvin Center Betts Theatre
800 21st Street NW
A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatter. Yasmina Reza is a French playwright, actress, novelist and screenwriter. Her plays ART, along with God of Carnage have both won the Tony award for Best Play. Cost: $20/general admission, $10/students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased by phone at least six hours in advance at 202-994-0995 or in person at the box office up to an hour before the show.

Acapellapalooza
8–10pm
Lisner Auditorium
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.

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).

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Sunday, October 22

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. $20/adults; $12/kids 12 and under. Note: seating is limited and subject to availability. 

Delta Tau Delta – Educational Foundation for Gamma Eta Annual Meeting
10–11am
526 22nd Street NW
Delta Tau Delta Alumni are encouraged to attend the House Corporation Annual Meeting.

Residence Hall Association Brunch
10am–12pm
Alumni House
1918 F Street NW
The GW Residence Hall Association invites RHA alumni and family members of current members to attend a mix-and-mingle brunch! Get to know our new Executive Board, current members, and what RHA has planned for the rest of the year, in a fun and friendly environment.

GW Confucius Institute Open House
10am–5pm
GW Confucius Institute, 2147 F Street NW
Guests will get a chance to meet our staff, learn about GW CI programming and network with students and professionals interested in China.

Sunday Brunch at Pelham Commons
10:30am–3:30pm
Mount Vernon Campus
Sunday Brunch at Pelham Commons will feature a variety of dining options ranging from egg white frittata (broccoli, cheddar), scrambled eggs, french toast, chicken sausage, home fries, grilled peach salad, glazed butternut squash, and a fruit & yogurt bar. All you can eat $12.95.

Sunday Political Discourse
11am–1pm
Jack Morton Auditorium
Join us for a panel discussion on Political Coverage in the 24-Hour News Cycle—one of the hottest topics shaping today’s political landscape.

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

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.

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza directed by Elizabeth Kitsos-Kang
2:00pm
Marvin Center Betts Theatre
800 21st Street NW
A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatter. Yasmina Reza is a French playwright, actress, novelist and screenwriter. Her plays ART, along with God of Carnage have both won the Tony award for Best Play. Cost: $20/general admission, $10/students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased by phone at least six hours in advance at 202-994-0995 or in person at the box office up to an hour before the show.

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.

French Film Festival
4:30pm
Eckles Library Auditorium
2100 Foxhall Road, NW
“3 Coeurs” synthesizes elements from Hollywood’s classic 1950s romances through this tale of chance encounters.  The film follows Marc, a Parisian man who experiences love, promise, and ultimate misfortune before falling in love a second time, placing him in a most complicated emotional triangle.  The story unfolds with passion, secrets, and betrayal, as Marc struggles to find happiness.  



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Past Events

Past Events

Thursday, October 19

GWAA Alumni Achievement Awards ($)
Registration closed. 
6–9pm
Ritz-Carlton Hotel
1150 22nd Street, 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 through outstanding professional, voluntary or philanthropic accomplishments.

GW Catholics Mass & Open House for Alumni
6–8pm
2210 F Street, NW
Join us for our 6pm daily Mass in the Newman Center Chapel, followed by an Open House and social in our student center.  For more information, please visit: www.gwcatholics.org

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza directed by Elizabeth Kitsos-Kang
7:30pm
Marvin Center Betts Theatre
800 21st Street NW
A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatter. Yasmina Reza is a French playwright, actress, novelist and screenwriter. Her plays ART, along with God of Carnage have both won the Tony award for Best Play. Cost: $20/general admission, $10/students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased by phone at least six hours in advance at 202-994-0995 or in person at the box office up to an hour before the show.

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Friday, October 20

Greenhouse Plant Sale
9am–3pm
Science and Engineering Hall, 8th Floor
800 22nd Street NW
Stop by to visit the new campus greenhouse. Flowers, house plants, herbs, cactus and succulents grown in the greenhouse will be available for purchase.

GW Confucius Institute Open House
10am–5pm
GW Confucius Institute, 2147 F Street NW
Guests will get a chance to meet our staff, learn about GW CI programming and network with students and professionals interested in China.

University Writing and Research Conference
10am–5pm
Ames Hall, Mount Vernon Campus
2100 Foxhall Road NW
Featuring presentations from selected students who took University Writing courses during the Spring 2017 semester and whose work was considered worthy of wider recognition and distribution.  See details and complete schedule.

Senior-Parent Cider & Donuts
10am–12pm
Kogan Plaza, 2121 H St NW
Come celebrate Colonials Weekend with the Senior Campaign! Seniors, swing by Kogan Plaza to pick up some cider and donuts and learn more about the Senior Class Gift Campaign. Bring your parents too!

50-Year Reunion & Alumni Emeriti Luncheon
12–2pm
City View Room, 7th Floor
1957 E Street NW
Come celebrate the Class of 1967’s milestone reunion and induction to the Alumni Emeriti Society.

Student Solar Charging Station & GW Sustainability Celebration
12pm
Kogan Plaza
(rain location: Marvin Center, Room 302, 800 21st Street NW)
Get ChargedUp and join the Office of Sustainability for a landmark event celebrating GW's positive impact on the planet! Be the first to plug into a student-designed solar charging station on Kogan Plaza and to receive a green campus map showing how GW has made great strides towards urban sustainability, including sourcing 50% of our electricity from solar energy.  For more information, email mcb1@gwu.edu.

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.

Rare Book Friday
2–5pm
Gelman Library, Room 219
2130 H Street, NW
GW Libraries and Academic Innovation is proud to present a special Rare Book Friday in celebration of Colonials Weekend! Join us for an up-close look at the rare and unique materials from the University Archives and the rare book collections of the Special Collections Research Center. Librarians will present a curated selection of rare books and archives and be on hand to discuss the significance of the items and answer questions. This is a chance for a hands-on experience with rare and historic items that you may not have known existed in Gelman Library. Learn about the rich trove of resources available in GW's Special Collections Research Center.

GW Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving vs. Marshall
2pm
Charles E. Smith Center Pool
600 22nd Street NW

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.

Healthy DC: Our Commitment Locally, Our Impact Globally
4–5pm
Milken Institute School of Public Health, Classroom 101
950 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Join public health leaders for a conversation moderated by Dean Lynn Goldman about how research being conducted by Milken Institute School of Public Health faculty is improving public health in DC and around the world.

GWSB F. David Fowler Career Center Open House
4–5:30pm
Duques Hall, Suite 560 & 5th Floor Lobby
2201 G Street NW
Join the F. David Fowler Center's Open House to reconnect with past and present students, staff, and employers.

Student-Alumni-Parent Meet n' Greet
4:30–6pm
Marvin Center, Room 309
800 21st Street NW
As a student you will have an opportunity to interact with alumni and parents to develop networking skills and increase your professional network.  As an alumnus or a parent you will help provide guidance, support, and mentorship to current students preparing for their future.

Gallery Tour of "Drawn From: 15 Years of Exhibitions at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery"    
4:30pm    
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, 2nd Floor
805 21st St NW
A guided Gallery tour through the current exhibition at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery highlighting 15 years of exhibitions.

Military Community Center Open House and Social
5–7pm
2035 F Street NW
Connect with members of GW's military and veteran community and tour GW's Military Community Center.

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

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.

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.

Elliott School Alumni Reception with Dean Reuben Brigety
5:30–7:30pm
City View Room, 7th Floor
1957 E Street NW
Mix and mingle with fellow alumni, and hear an update on the Elliott School.

Presidential Administrative Fellow Alumni Reception
5:30–7pm
American Foreign Service Association
2101 E Street NW
A reception for Presidential Administrative Fellow (PAF) alumni and their guests to mix and mingle with each other and current PAFs while hearing updates on the program. RSVP and questions to paf@gwu.edu.

School of Nursing Reception with Dean Pamela Jeffries
5–7pm
1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Rooftop Terrace (Rain Site: Suite 500)
Join School of Nursing faculty, staff, and students and alumni for a special reception.

GW Catholics Mass & Open House for Parents
6–8pm
2210 F Street, NW
Join us for our 6pm daily Mass in the Newman Center Chapel, followed by an Open House and social in our student center. For more information, please visit: www.gwcatholics.org

​​​​​​Milken Institute School of Public Health Colonials Weekend Reception and 950 Awards Presentation
6–9pm
Milken Institute School of Public Health, Convening Center
950 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Join Dean Lynn Goldman and Milken Institute School of Public Health alumni, faculty, students, parents and friends as we celebrate the School's 20th Anniversary with the presentation of the inaugural 950 Awards, honoring alumni achievement.

GW Hillel
6:30–8:30 pm
2101 F Street, NW
Experience Shabbat, GW Hillel style – join us for noshing and schmoozing at our townhouse. Suggested donation for alumni and parents: $18; RSVP to Carly at cschildhaus@gwu.edu.

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

Colonials Weekend Kickoff Party ($)
Signature Event
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.

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza directed by Elizabeth Kitsos-Kang
7:30pm
Marvin Center Betts Theatre
800 21st Street NW
A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatter. Yasmina Reza is a French playwright, actress, novelist and screenwriter. Her plays ART, along with God of Carnage have both won the Tony award for Best Play. Cost: $20/general admission, $10/students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased by phone at least six hours in advance at 202-994-0995 or in person at the box office up to an hour before the show.

Sukhishvili Georgian National Dance Company
7:30pm
Lisner Auditorium
Sukhishvili Georgian National Dance Company brings fifty awe-inspiring, magnificently costumed, choreographic “warriors” that thrill and astound its audience. Washington Post exclaimed: “They are First, Foremost, Magnificent”! Back by popular demand, this is a rare “must-see” opportunity. Tickets can be purchased online at gwutickets.com or at the box office Monday–Friday from 10am–6pm.

Colonial Madness
9–10:30pm
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.

Young Alumni Network Happy Hour
10:30pm–11:30pm
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd Street NW