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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.

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

50-Year Reunion & Alumni Emeriti Luncheon
1–3pm
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.

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.

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.

Student-Alumni-Parent Meet n' Greet
4:30–6pm
Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom
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.

UV Days Cocktail Party
5–7pm
Location TBA
A fundraiser for the Sigma Kappa Foundation for Sigma Kappa sisters and their families.

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.

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.

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.

Presidential Administrative Fellow Alumni Reception
5:30–7pm
TBA
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
6–8pm
1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Rooftop Terrace (Rain Site: Suite 500)
Join School of Nursing faculty, staff, and students and alumni for a special reception.

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: GWU 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.

Colonials Madness
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.

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Saturday, October 21

Sunrise Yoga
7:15–7:45am
Washington Circle, across from Milken Institute School of Public Health
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Graduate School of Education and Human Development Alumni Reception 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.

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.

Family Information Sessions
10:30am–1:30pm
Location TBD
Come hear about the services available for students. Topics include Study Abroad, Career Services, Campus Community, and Health and Wellness. 

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.

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

2018 GW Alumni Founders Panel    
11am    
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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 ($)
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.

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.

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.

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: GWU vs. Duquesne
2pm
Mount Vernon Athletic Complex
2100 Foxhall Road 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.

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.

Student Affairs/SASS Former Student Staff Reception
3–4pm
District House, 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!

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.

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
4–5pm
Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
A reception for alumni of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

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.

Undergraduate Class Reunion Celebrations: Classes of 2012, 2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977, and 1972
7–10pm
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.

 

 

  • Through the Years: Classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, and 1987
    Science and Engineering Hall, Lower Level
    800 22nd Street NW
     
  • Class of 1992 25th Reunion Party
    City View Room, 7th Floor
    1957 E Street NW
     
  • Other Classes: TBD

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.

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

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.

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. 

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

Sunday Political Discourse
11am–1pm
Location TBD
Join us for a discussion on the hottest topics shaping today’s political landscape.

Women's Soccer: GWU 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.

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