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Visit often for updates to the Schedule of Events for Alumni Weekend 2015.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
6-9pm Alumni Achievement Awards
The Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Join President Steven Knapp and your fellow alumni at a dinner honoring the 2015 Distinguished and Recent Alumni Achievement Award recipients, including Richard D. Heideman ( LAW J.D. '72), Christyl C. Johnson (SEAS Ph.D. '12), Elad I. Levy (SMHS M.D. '97), Gregory H. Williams ( LAW J.D. '71, CCAS M.PHIL. '77, Ph.D. '82) and recent recipient, Jay S. Kaplan (SEAS B.S. '08, M.S. '09). The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award is the highest form of recognition given to alumni by the University and The George Washington Alumni Association. Each recipient has made a lasting impact on society though outstanding professional, voluntary or philanthropic accomplishments.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
10am-5pm Alumni Benefits Vendor Fair
Grand Ballroom, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
As a member of the GW Alumni Association, you have access to a number of special deals, discounts, and benefits. Come meet representatives from a number of alumni benefit vendors to learn more about what your free lifetime membership to the GWAA can do for you!
12:30-5pm 9th Annual Ramsey Student Investment Fund Conference
City View Room, 1957 E Street NW
The Ramsey Student Investment Fund Conference is a forum that provides the GW Community with investing insights, and highlights the achievements of the GW students managing the $1.9 million Ramsey Student Investment Fund. This year's keynote speaker is TBD.
1-3pm Class of 1965 50-Year Reunion & Alumni Emeriti Induction Ceremony
This special Golden-Anniversary event for the Class of 1965 celebrates their 50th Reunion and their induction into the Alumni Emeriti Society. Alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago, or who are 72 years of age or older, are also invited to help celebrate their good times at GW.
3-5pm School of Business (GWSB) Department and Centers Open House
Duques Hall, 2201 G Street NW
Alumni are invited to visit GWSB departments and centers to reconnect with faculty and staff and learn more about the goings on the various areas. Check back here for a list of participating departments and centers.
4-6pm Student-Alumni Networking Reception
This networking reception brings students and alumni together to practice the ins and outs of networking with career and industry focus. The event is a partnership with Student-Alumni Programs and Career Services.
5-7pm Elliott School Alumni Reception with the Dean
Room 602, Lindner Commons, 1957 E Street NW
Kick off Alumni Weekend with the Elliott School! Take this opportunity to meet the new dean, reconnect with favorite faculty, and reminisce with your fellow Elliott School alumni.
5–7pm School of Business (GWSB) Alumni Dean's Welcome Reception
Oglethorpe Lobby, First Floor, Duquès Hall
Return, reconnect, and raise a glass with your fellow GWSB alumni and faculty at a reception to celebrate Alumni Weekend. GWSB Dean Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D, will make remarks and welcome GWSB alumni back to campus before the start of the All Alumni Kickoff Party.
5:30-7pm Columbian College Alumni Reception with Dean Ben Vinson
Gallery 102, Smith Hall of Art, 801 22nd Street NW
Kick off Alumni Weekend with the Columbian College! Join Dean Ben Vinson as we celebrate the achievements of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, mix and mingle with your fellow alumni, and reconnect with favorite professors and the dean.
7-9pm Alumni Weekend Kickoff Party
University Yard, H Street between 20th and 21st Streets NW
You won’t want to miss this casual, all-alumni party on University Yard to mark the start of Alumni Weekend. Return, reconnect, and raise a glass with your fellow alumni.
8-10pm Alumni Affinity Reunion: Celebration of Valor
Join fellow alumni of the military-affiliated community for this special evening where we will recognize all alumni who are current service members and veterans, or family members of a current military service person. Connect with fellow alumni and learn from GW leadership and key military alumni about how GW’s military community is changing.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
8am Alumni Fun Run with the GW Cross Country Team
Welcome Center, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
Start your day with a run or walk around the monuments led by members of the GW Cross Country Team. All skill levels are welcome and different routes will be offered.
9:30-11am Managing a Successful Career: Career Advice for Alumni at all Stages of Life
Room 310, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
Are you in a career transition or looking to advance? Wondering what GW provides in the way of Alumni Career Services? This session will give alumni an opportunity to find answers to your career management questions and learn tips on how to better manage your career now and in the future. Whether you are new to the workforce or in a career transition, we invite you to join fellow Colonials and career services professionals to learn best practices in career management. Continental breakfast provided.
10am-12:30pm Masonic Temple Tour & Ritual Demonstration
House of the Temple, 1733 16th Street NW
Join the brothers of the Colonial Lodge, No. 1821, a Masonic lodge of GW alumni, students, faculty, and staff for a tour and demonstration of (public) ritual. Tours of the historic Temple, featured in Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, will be followed by the ancient “Festive Board” ceremony. Refreshments will be served. The tour begins at 10 am followed by the ceremony and champagne toast at 11:30am.
11am-12:15pm Deepen Your DC Knowledge at the George Washington Museum
George Washington University Museum, 701 21st Street NW
Join us at the new George Washington University Museum and travel back to the early decades of our nation's capital through the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Hear from the museum’s curators, tour two exhibitions and get an insider's look at the history of Washington from the collection's curators. Space is limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
12-2pm Back to Thurston
Lobby, Thurston Hall, 1900 F Street NW
Take a stroll down memory lane with student-led tours of this legendary first-year dormitory.
12:30-1:30pm What's the Buzz All About?: GW's Honeybees
Room 205, Bell Hall, 2029 G Street, NW
View the honeybee observation hive, learn from honeybee expert Professor Harmut Doebel of the Department of Biological Sciences, hear from students about their honeybee research, and enjoy honey-themed treats. Sponsored by the Green Alumni Network.
1-3pm Taste of GW
University Yard, H Street between 20th and 21st Streets NW
Join fellow alumni for an afternoon of food and fun. Enjoy samples from restaurants owned and/or operated by fellow GW alumni and parents throughout the Washington, DC, area!
1-3pm Science and Engineering Hall Self-Guided Tours
SEH Information Desk, First Floor, 800 22nd Street, NW
More information will be available at a later date.
3-5pm Residence Life and Housing Student Staff Reunion
All alumni who were student staff in residence life and housing are invited to attend this reception to reunite with fellow alumni and GW administrators and learn about the student residential experience today.
3-6pm SEAS BBQ
Come reconnect with former classmates, faculty, and current students at our annual BBQ. Enjoy great food and conversation. Tours of the Science and Engineering Hall will be available. Join us and "Be a Part of It" again!
3-6pm 1st Annual GSEHD Alumni BBQ
Square 80, Open lawn space next to GSEHD Main Office (2134 G Street NW)
Please join the George Washington University's Graduate School of Education and Human Development for our first annual alumni picnic. This informal and fun networking event is open to the entire GSEHD community (alumni, faculty, staff, students and their guests, including children). Mix and mingle with classmates, faculty, staff and students over BBQ, beer, wine and soft drinks.
4-6pm All-Athletics Alumni Reception
This reception brings athletic alumni together to reminisce about their days wearing the Buff and Blue and to learn about what’s new in GW Athletics.
4-6pm Latino Alumni Reception
Join Latino Alumni for an afternoon reception. Light refreshments will be provided.
5-7pm George Washington Black Alumni Association (GWBAA) IMPACT Awards
The George Washington Black Alumni Association (GWBAA) IMPACT Award honors three Black alumni who have a history of commitment to GW through professional endeavors and community engagement. IMPACT Award recipients have made indelible contributions to their alma mater, their local communities, and society at large. Join us for a reception and awards ceremony.
7-9pm Class Reunion Celebrations
Reminisce with your classmates and enjoy food, cocktails, and music while you recall your time at GW. Cocktail attire.
1-year Reunion Celebration for the Class of 2014
5-year Reunion Celebration for the Class of 2010
10-year Reunion Celebration for the Class of 2005
15-year Reunion Celebration for the Class of 2000
Through the Years: Group Reunion Celebration for the Classes of 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1975, and 1970
Class of 1965 50-Year Reunion & Alumni Emeriti Induction Ceremony (Friday, September 25, 1-3pm)
9-11pm Alumni Weekend Concert
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW
Connect with friends and dance to the tunes of our soon-to-be-announced musical guest. You won't want to miss this performance!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
10-11am District House Tour
2121 I Street NW
Join us for a tour of "District House" - GW’s soon-to-be newest residence hall with affinity housing for sophomores and juniors. Set to open in 2016, the building will include suite-style rooms and “significantly sized” dining and living spaces.
11am-1pm Sunday Political Brunch
This ever-popular discussion on the hottest topics in politics and policy is always a hot ticket.