Signature Colonials Weekend Events

GW Colonials Weekend 2018 Signature Events include the All-Alumni Kickoff Party, GDub Madness, Taste of GW, the Vern Harvest, the Sunday Jazz Brunch and the Sunday Political Discourse.


Kickoff Party

Friday, October 26

Enjoy food, drinks, games, and live music during this all-Colonial party.

  • Kickoff Band

    Kickoff Band

  • University Yard

    All-Alumni Kickoff Party lights up University Yard

  • Kickoff Party

    Alumni play games at the All-Alumni Kickoff Party

  • Fun at the kickoff

    Kickoff Party Smiles


  • Cheer team

    Colonials Madness 1

  • Team Dance

    Colonials Madness 4

  • Slam Dunk

    Colonials Madness 3

  • Colonials Madness crowd

    Colonials Madness 2

  • Women's Basketball

    Colonials Madness 5

GDub Madness

Friday, October 26

Join the GW Men's and Women's Basketball teams, GW Spirit, George and more at the Smith Center as we kick off Colonials Weekend and get the 2018-19 basketball season under way. The night will be filled with performances, giveaways, and more.


Taste of GW

Saturday, October 27

Enjoy this classic GW food festival with food and drink provided by GW-owned and managed restaurants.

  • Taste of GW

    Taste Photo 6

  • Taste of GW

    Taste Photo 1

  • Taste of GW

    Taste Photo 2

  • Taste of GW

    Taste Photo 3

  • Taste of GW

    Taste Photo 4

  • Taste of GW

    Taste Photo 5


  • Bunnies

    Vern Harvest 1

  • Pumpkin Painting

    Vern Harvest 4

  • Family

    Vern Harvest 2

  • Paint

    Vern Harvest 3

  • Pumpkin Painting

    Vern Harvest 5

Vern Harvest

Saturday, October 27

Featuring pumpkin carving, arts and crafts, yard games, friendly contests, music, and more, this event is one for the whole family to celebrate with the Mount Vernon community. 


Jazz Brunch

Sunday, October 28

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.

  • Jazz Musician

    Jazz Brunch 3

  • Jazz Brunch

    Jazz Brunch 1

  • Jazz Musicians

    Jazz Brunch 4

  • Jazz Brunch

    Jazz Brunch 2


  • Sunday Political Discourse

    Sunday Political Discourse - Photo 1

  • Sunday Political Discourse

    Sunday Political Discourse - Photo 2

  • Sunday Political Discourse

    Sunday Political Discourse - Photo 3

Sunday Political Discourse

Sunday, October 28

It doesn't get more GW than political discourse! You won’t want to miss this fantastic panelist conversation, hosted by the School of Media and Public Affairs and moderated by Frank Sesno, journalist, former CNN correspondent and Washington bureau chief, author, and director of SMPA.