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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 $2.4 million Ramsey Student Investment Fund.

1-3pm Class of 1965 50-Year Reunion & Alumni Emeriti Induction Ceremony
Room 309, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
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.  In recognition of your golden reunion (or your status as a member of the Alumni Emeriti Society), your registration is complimentary for you and one guest!  Register Today.

3–5pm School of Business (GWSB) Department and Centers Open House
Duquès 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 various areas.  Check back her for a list of participating departments and centers.

3-5pm Men's Soccer Game versus Robert Morris University
Mount Vernon Field, 2100 Foxhall Road NW
Watch the Colonials take on the Robert Morris Colonials in a men's soccer match.  Remember to wear your Buff and Blue!

4-6pm Student-Alumni Networking Reception
Location TBA
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.

4:30-5:30pm Political Science Department Open House
Monroe Hall, Room 428, 2115 G Street NW
Join GWAA Board Member Julie Silverbrook, Political Science, BA '09, faculty, and your fellow political science alumni for an open house!

5-7pm Elliott School Alumni Reception
Room 602, Lindner Commons, 1957 E Street NW
Kick off Alumni Weekend with the Elliott School!  Take this opportunity to reminisce with your fellow Elliott School alumni and reconnect with favorite faculty.

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 GW Women's Volleyball versus George Mason
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW
All Alumni Weekend registrants are admitted free to watch the Colonials take on our revolutionary rival George Mason in this Atlantic 10 Conference match-up!

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.

7:30-9:30pm GW Men's Water Polo versus Johns Hopkins University
Pool, Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW
Watch the Buff and Blue take on the Johns Hopkins Blue Jay in an intercollegiate match. 

8-10pm Alumni Affinity Reunion: Celebration of Valor
City View Room, 1957 E Street NW
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
Great Hall, 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-12pm 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.

11am-12:15pm Deepen Your DC Knowledge at the George Washington University 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.

11am-1pm Community Service Reception
Location TBA
Join the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service during Alumni Weekend 2015 as we recognize alumni that participated in community service and service-learning programs while at GW and beyond.  Reconnect with members of Alternative Breaks, 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!

11am-1:30pm GW in Africa: Exploring Partnerships and Possibilities
Room 307, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
The continent of Africa presents many opportunities for economic growth and development.  GW alumni, students, faculty, and staff have numerous projects currently taking place in many countries on the continent, and have ideas for many more.  This discussion will examine current GW-linked activities that are taking place in Africa and opportunities for collaboration among members of the GW community for future activities there.  The session will include a screening and discussion of the film Her Story, which was produced and directed by GW Alumna and Trustee Sally Nuamah.  Her Story examines issues of girls education in Ghana.

11am-1pm GW Men's Water Polo versus Bucknell University
Pool, Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW
Watch the Buff and Blue take on the Bucknell Bison in an intercollegiate match.

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.

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.

3-4pm Five Ways to Reconnect with GW
Room 311, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
There are many ways to get involved, make a difference at GW, and have a great  time doing it.  Come hear a panel of senior GW administrators from Development and Alumni Relations discuss ways you can connect with your alma mater including 1) Mentoring current GW students; 2) Participating in a GW Alumni Club; 3) Serving on an Advisory Council for a school, program, or center; 4) Helping GW's student athletes; and 5) Supporting your favorite schools or programs through annual giving or via a gift from your estate Being part of GW's lifelong, worldwide community yields wonderful and often unexpected  dividends  -- come find out more! Panelists: Joan Myers-Reif, Associate Director of Volunteer Engagement; Laura Taddeucci Downs, Chair of the Council of Chairs and member of GW’s National Council of Education and Human Development; Steven Farmer, Executive Director, Athletics  Development; and John Kendrick, Assistant  Vice  President of Development, Planned Giving. 

3-5pm Residence Life and Housing Student Staff Reunion
Location TBA
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
Location TBA
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.

3:30-5pm Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Alumni Happy Hour and Meet & Greet
Meiweh Restaurant,1200 New Hampshire Avenue NW (corner of New Hampshire & M between 21st & 22nd Streets)
Join us for this happy hour with appetizers for GW alumnae who are DAR members or those who are interested in learning more about DAR.

4-6pm All-Athletics Alumni Reception
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW
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
SMPA Building, 2nd Floor Reception Area, 805 21st Street NW
Join Latino Alumni for an afternoon reception.  Light refreshments will be provided.

4-7pm Delta Tau Delta Gamma Eta Chapter Alumni Open House 
Delt Shelter, 526 22nd Street NW
Stop by the Shelter to reconnect and network with brothers.  Food will be served and tours of the shelter will be available by the undergraduate members.

5-7pm George Washington Black Alumni Association (GWBAA) IMPACT Awards
Continental Ballroom, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
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.

5-7pm LGBT Alumni Reception
Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, 515 20th Street NW
Join GW's LGBT Alumni Association as we celebrate during Alumni Weekend.  Gather with your current friends and allies and make some new connections at this annual networking reception.

5-7pm GW Program Board Alumni Association (GWPBAA) Kick-off Reception
Location TBA
Remember Fall Fest?  Cafe Gelman?  Movie Night on the Quad?  Epic concerts?  Reminisce about your favorite memories with former PB Chairs and Members over cocktails and refreshments as we launch the GW Program Board Alumni Association!

7-9pm MBA Class of 2014 1-year Reunion Party 
Duquès Hall, 2201 G Street NW
Join your friends and classmates from the full-time MBA program as we celebrate your 1-year reunion from the GW School of Business.  For more information, email gwsbalum@gwu.edu or call 202-994-8952.

7-9pm MBA Class of 2010 5-year Reunion Party 
Duquès Hall, 2201 G Street NW
Join your friends and classmates from the full-time MBA program as we celebrate your 5-year reunion from the GW School of Business.  For more information, email gwsbalum@gwu.edu or call 202-994-8952.

7-9pm Class Reunion Celebrations
Various Locations
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
Old Ebbitt Grill Rooftop, 675 15th Street NW

5-year Reunion Celebration for the Class of 2010
MXDC, 600 14th Street NW

10-year Reunion Celebration for the Class of 2005
City View Room, 1957 E Street NW

15-year Reunion Celebration for the Class of 2000
Tonic @ Quigley's, 3rd Floor, 2036 G Street NW

Through the Years: Group Reunion Celebration for the Classes of 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1975, and 1970
Science and Engineering Hall Reception Space, 800 22nd Street NW

Class of 1965 50-Year Reunion & Alumni Emeriti Induction Ceremony (Friday, September 25, 1-3pm)
Location TBA

9-11pm Alumni Weekend Concert
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW
Join us for this year’s Alumni Weekend concert with the inimitable, award-winning, songwriter, performer, producer, CoverGirl and avant-garde funkstress – Janelle Monáe.  Monáe's music has garnered her six Grammy Award nominations.  She’s been honored as Billboard magazine’s Rising Star of the Year and received the Vanguard Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers at the Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

9-10am Delta Tau Delta - The Educational Foundation for Gamma Eta, Inc. Annual Meeting 
Delt Shelter, 526 22nd Street NW
Attend the Annual Meeting of The Educational Foundation for Gamma Eta, Inc.  On the agenda is the annual financial update, the election of new trustees and officers, and the appointment of committee membership.

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. Those who attend a tour of District House will be entering a live construction site. While no work will be taking place on the day of the tour, for your safety it is important to dress appropriately. Please wear hard soled closed toed flat shoes. No sandals or heels will be permitted on the construction site. Pants and a sleeved shirt are required. No shorts, skirts or tank tops will be permitted on the construction site. If additional safety equipment is required, it will be provided by the university. Lastly, if you have any medical conditions that would limit your ability to use the stairs, please inform the tour guide and they will have someone present materials for you on the ground floor. We are not at the phase of construction where there are working elevators. 

11am-1pm Sunday Political Brunch
Grand Ballroom, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
Hosted by the Graduate School of Political Management, this year’s discussion focuses on the changing roles, responsibilities, and expectations​ for interactions between journalists and the White House.  Panelists include: Major Garrett, Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News; Joe Lockhart, Founder, Glover Park, former Senior Advisor and Press Secretary for Pres. Clinton, 1998-200; and  Tony Fratto, Partner, Hamilton Place Strategies, former Deputy Press Secretary & Communications Director, Pres. George W. Bush.

12-2pm GW Men's Water Polo versus Princeton University
Pool, Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW
Watch the Buff and Blue take on the Princeton Tigers in an intercollegiate match.