GW Cornerstone Events
Colonial Inauguration (CI)GW's award-winning undergraduate orientation program welcomes incoming freshmen and transfer students. CI is an experience the whole family can enjoy, with age-appropriate activities tailored for students, their parents and even younger siblings.
Colonials WeekendIn October each year, this celebration for students, alumni, family and friends features a weekend of events and world-class entertainment.
Spirit Week and Colonials InvasionIn mid-October, the campus community unites to celebrate the start of the men's and women's basketball season.
Arts Fest and Chalk-In -Students' artistic talents are on display at this April celebration; H Street is closed to traffic during the fest.
CommencementAn all-GW graduation ceremony unfolds on the National Mall within sight of the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol.
Alumni WeekendAlumni Weekend, a three-day weekend event keeps GW alumni informed about the University and involved in its activities.
- Arnold "Red" Auerbach, former president and coach of the Boston Celtics
- Alec Baldwin, actor
- Dana Bash, CNN senior congressional correspondent
- Ina Garten, chef, author and Food Network host
- J. Edgar Hoover, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former first lady
- Colin Powell, former U.S. secretary of state
- Harry Reid, U.S. senator from Nevada and Senate majority leader
- Chuck Todd, NBC and MSNBC political analyst
What are the GW Athletic Sports?Nicknamed "The Colonials" with "George" as their mascot, GW a member of the A-10 Conference, offers the following sports
Men's SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis and Water Polo
Women's SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Rowing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball and Water Polo
- Undergraduate Admissions and Aid Site - https://undergraduate.admissions.gwu.edu/
Map/DirectionsDriving Direction to George Washington University
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