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Online Registration is now closed. Guests registration will be available at the Alumni Weekend Welcome Center during Alumni Weekend. 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

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 2014 Distinguished and Recent Alumni Achievement Award recipients, including Alan Burgess (GWSPH MS '74), Lawrence Deyton (SMHS MD '85), Gerardo Lopez (GWSB BBA '80), Mark Plotkin (CCAS BA '69), Neil Portnow (CCAS BA ’71), and recent recipient, Adam Conner (CCAS BA '06).

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

11am-4pm  Classes without Quizzes
Go back to the classroom without having to take the quiz!  This year, a select few regularly-scheduled introductory courses will be opened to alumni to audit, along with the students.  See what students are learning now, and if you can make the grade!

  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
    11:10am-12pm, Room 113, 1957 E Street NW, Professor Kimberly Morgan
  • The Sixties in America
    2:20-3:10pm, Duques 151, 2201 G Street NW, Professor Suleiman Osman
  • Europe: International and Domestic Interactions
    2:20-3:35pm, Room B12, 1957 E Street NW, Professor Erwan Lagadec
  • Highway Engineering & Design
    2:20-3:35pm, Duques 152, 2201 G Street NW, Professor Samer Hamdar

11am-8pm Benefits Fair
Grand Ballroom, Marvin Center
As a GW alumnus, you have access to a suite of discounts and lifelong learning benefits.  From alumni travel and course audit opportunities to deep discounts on insurance and the chance to own an affinity license plate, there is a lot to offer!  Meet representatives from a number of alumni benefit providers to find out how to maximize your alumni experience!

12–5pm 8th 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.  The keynote speaker for the event is Julie Monaco, ESIA BA ’85, Managing Director, Global Head Public Sector, Corporate and Investment Banking Division, Institutional Clients Group at Citi.  Complete Event Details & Schedule.

1-3pm Class of 1964 50-Year Reunion & Alumni Emeriti Induction Ceremony
Room 309, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
The Class of 1964 celebrates their 50th Reunion and their induction into the Alumni Emeriti Society.  All alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago, or who are 72 years of age or older, are also invited to join the Class of 1964 for the luncheon to remember the good times at GW.

1:30–2:30pm Shenkman Hall Dedication  
616 23rd St NW (at G St)
Join us for the formal dedication ceremony of Shenkman Hall (formerly Ivory Tower) named after Board of Trustee member Mark R. Shenkman, M.B.A. '67.

2-3pm The Supreme Court: Looking Backwards and Forwards
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, Lerner Hall 1st Floor
Join Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law Alan Morrison, Professor of Law Jeffrey Rosen, and Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law Orin Kerr to discuss the recent decisions of the Supreme Court and the 2014 Docket.

3-4:30pm SMHS Annual Allan B. Weingold Lecture
Ross 101, 2300 Eye Street NW
Join the School of Medicine and Health Sciences for the Annual Allan B. Weingold Lecture.

3:45-5:15pm F Street Open House
F Street House, 1925 F Street NW
President Steven Knapp and Diane Knapp welcome you to visit with them at their historic home, F Street House, during this special Alumni Weekend open house.

4-6:30pm GSEHD Class of 2013 Mixer and Alumni Reception
Alumni House, 1918 F Street NW
From 4-5pm, the Class of 2013 is invited to kick off Alumni Weekend together at this mix n’ mingle!  Catch up, network, and connect with other GSEHD alumni from your class.  Then from 5-6:30pm, all GSEHD alumni are invited to attend the GSEHD Alumni Reception.

4:30-6pm Honors Reception
Honors Townhouse, 714 21st Street NW
Join fellow alumni, faculty, and friends of the University Honors Program for an informal reception in the Honors Townhouse.  Enjoy beer, wine, and light refreshments before heading off to the Deans' Receptions and the All-Alumni Kick-off Party.  We look forward to seeing you there!

5-6:30pm 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, reconnect with favorite professors and the dean.

5-6:30pm Elliott School Alumni Reception with Dean Michael Brown
Suite 602, Lindner Commons, 1957 E Street NW
Kick off Alumni Weekend with the Elliott School!  Take this opportunity to meet with Dean Michael Brown, reconnect with favorite faculty, and reminisce with your fellow Elliott School alumni.

5–6:30pm GWSB Alumni Pre-Concert “Tailgate” with Dean Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.
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.  New GWSB Dean Linda A. Livingstone, Ph. D will make remarks and welcome GWSB Alumni back to campus before the start of the concert, “An Evening with Daryl Hall & John Oates.”


5–7pm Milken Institute School of Public Health Alumni Reception
Milken Institute School of Public Health, 950 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Please join the Milken Institute School of Public Health for an alumni reception.  Reconnect with your fellow alumni and faculty at this special Milken Institute SPH event to celebrate Alumni Weekend.

5-6:30pm GW School of Nursing Dean’s Reception with Dean Jean Johnson
Room 405, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW 
Kick off Alumni Weekend with the School of Nursing!  Take this opportunity to meet with Dean Jean Johnson, reconnect with favorite faculty, and reminisce with your fellow Nursing alumni.

5:30-7:30pm Leadership and Loyal Donor Reception
3rd Floor, Marvin Center Terrace
Invitation only reception recognizing members of the Luther Rice Society and GW Loyal.

6-9pm Alumni Shabbat with GW Hillel
GW Hillel's Gewirz Center, 2300 H Street NW
Join us for our annual Alumni Weekend Shabbat - event starts at 6pm with a Happy Hour (open to seniors), followed by services at 7pm, and dinner with entertainment at 8pm.  Questions or to RSVP - email Rabbi Yoni at yoni@gwhillel.org.  

6:30-8pm All-Alumni Kickoff Party
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW 
You won’t want to miss this casual, all-alumni party in the Smith Center with refreshments and drinks.  Attendees of the Kickoff Party will have floor access to the concert. 

8-9:30pm An Evening with Daryl Hall and John Oates 
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW
Daryl Hall and John Oates, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and the number-one selling duo in music history, will kick-off Alumni Weekend with an all-alumni concert at the Charles E. Smith Center.  From the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s, the duo had 11 top-10 singles, including “Rich Girl," “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)," “Maneater,” and “You Make My Dreams." 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

8am  Fun Run with the Men's and Women's Cross Country Team
The Great Hall, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
The current men's and women's cross country team will lead all alumni on a fun run around our Nation's Capital.

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 all 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-12:15pm Culture Buffs at the DAR Museum 
Alumni House, 1918 F Street NW
The popular Culture Buff series comes to Alumni Weekend!  Join your fellow alumni for a breakfast and discussion with a professor from GW’s Interior Architecture and Design Program.  Then walk over to the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Museum’s Period Rooms for a docent-led tour of glimpses of American life between 1690 and 1935.  Breakfast and lecture at 10 am; Museum Tour at 11:30 am (DAR Museum, 776 D St NW).

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.  Tour at 10 am; Ceremony and champagne toast at 11:30 am.

11am-1pm 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, 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 as you sample foods from restaurants throughout the Washington, DC area!  Taste of GW will feature restaurants owned and/or operated by fellow GW alumni and parents.

1:30-3pm SMHS Annual Frank Miller Lecture
Ross 101, 2300 Eye Street NW
Join the School of Medicine and Health Sciences for the Annual Frank Miller Lecture.

1:30-3pm Sigma Chi, Epsilon Chapter, 150th Anniversary Welcome Event
607A 23rd Street NW 
Come celebrate the Epsilon Chapter's 150 years at GW and as part of Sigma Chi.

2-3:15pm Breaking Ground and Making History Campus Tour
GW Museum, 21st and G St. Entrance
New groundbreaking inventions, exciting new research, accelerating art and interdisciplinary programs and more is happening at GW.  Take a sneak peak of newly completed and future projects at GW with a tour of the GW Museum, Gelman Library, District House residence hall, the Science and Engineering Hall and the Milken Institute School of Public Health.

2-4pm Men's Soccer Game versus St. Francis
Mount Vernon Field, 2100 Foxhall Road NW
Watch the Colonials take on St. Francis University in a men's soccer match.  Remember to wear your Buff and Blue!

3-4pm Planning Your Legacy
Room 310, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
Have you postponed creating or updating your will and estate plans because all the details seem daunting?  Then this seminar, provided free for GW Alumni and Friends, is for you!  Dave Smith will guide you through the simple steps he uses to help people identify their values, wants and needs, and how they align with their family, financial and philanthropic goals.  You will come away feeling confident, and ready to move forward with your estate planning.
Speaker: Wm. David Smith, President & CEO of The Heaton Smith Group, A Legacy Planning Consultancy

3-5pm Community Service Reception
Room 403, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
Join the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service 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 and more!

3-5:30pm Sigma Chi, Epsilon Chapter, 150th Anniversary Open House
607A 23rd Street NW and 2156 F St NW
Please join us for a tour of each of our chapter houses, meet active members of the chapter and reconnect with fellow alumni of the Sigma Chi, Epsilon Chapter.

3-6pm WRGW 85th Anniversary Reception
Suite G02, WRGW Station, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
Join GW's Student-Run Radio Station, WRGW, as it celebrates it's 85th year.  The reception will feature live performances, remarks from notable WRGW alumni, and more.  Refreshments will be served.

3-6pm SEAS BBQ & Science and Engineering Hall Tours
Tompkins Hall Front Lawn
Come reconnect with former classmates, faculty, and current students at our annual BBQ.  Enjoy great food and conversation, and take a tour of the new Science and Engineering Hall.  Join us and "Be a Part of It" again!

4-6pm All-Athletics Alumni Reception
Colonials Club, 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 learn about what’s new in GW Athletics.

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

4:30-6pm Meet & Greet with Executive Director of Sustainability Kathleen Merrigan
2nd Floor Lobby, MPA Building, 805 21st Street NW
Kathleen Merrigan, named one of Time Magazine’s “Most Influential People in the World” in 2010, brings to GW a diverse range of experience spanning nearly 30 years in her new position as executive director of sustainability. Dr. Merrigan will make remarks about sustainability initiatives at GW at this reception with light hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Sponsored by the Green Alumni Network.

5-7pm Colonial Inauguration (CI) 25th Anniversary
Alumni House, 1918 F Street NW
Colonial Inauguration invites all former Colonial Cabinet, CI Staffers, CI Directors, CI Assistant Program Coordinators and support staff, and CI family members to join us for this milestone anniversary recognizing the 25th Anniversary of Colonial Inauguration.

5–7:30pm Presidential Administrative Fellowship (PAF) Alumni  25th Anniversary Celebration
City View Room, 1957 E Street NW
The Presidential Administrative Fellowship (PAF) 25th Anniversary Celebration will recognize PAF alumni, current Fellows, and the GW faculty/staff who support the program.

7pm 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.

SATURDAY EVENING REUNION CELEBRATIONS

7-10pm Through the Years: A Grand Colonial Reunion
A Special Reunion Celebration for the Undergraduate Classes of 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974, and 1969 
Convening Center, Milken Institute School of Public Health, 950 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Reminisce with your classmates and enjoy food, cocktails, and music while you recall your time at GW.  Food and drinks are included in the ticket price.  Cocktail attire.

7-10pm Affinity Event: A Celebration of Diversity 
Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Join fellow alumni for this celebration, co-hosted by the Asian, Black, Latino, and LGBT alumni associations.  This inaugural event will include a dinner program with remarks from key alumni as well as opportunities to connect with fellow alumni.  Additional registration fee required.

7-9pm MBA Class of 2004 10-year Reunion Party 
Duquès Hall, 2201 G St NW
Join your friends and classmates from the full-time MBA program as we celebrate your 10-year reunion from the GW School of Business.  For more information, email gwsbalum@gwu.edu or call 202-994-8157.

7-9pm MBA Class of 2009 5-year Reunion Party 
Duquès Hall, 2201 G St 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 202-994-8157.

8-11pm Undergraduate Class Reunion Celebrations 
Locations Vary
Reminisce with your classmates and enjoy food, cocktails, and music while you recall your time at GW.  Food and drinks are included in the ticket price.  Cocktail attire.

  • Class of 2013 1-year Reunion Celebration
    8-10pm, Nick's Riverside Grill, 3050 K St NW
  • Class of 2009 5-year Reunion Celebration
    8-11pm, The Huxley Ballroom, 1730 M Street NW
  • Class of 2004 10-year Reunion Celebration
    8-11pm, The Huxley Library, 1730 M Street NW
  • Class of 1999 15-year Reunion Celebration
    8-11pm, Colonials Club, Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW 
  • Special Reunion Celebration for the class of 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974, and 1969 (please note special time of 7-10pm)
    7-10pm, Convening Center, Milken Institute School of Public Health, 950 New Hampshire Avenue NW
  • Class of 1964 50-year Reunion Celebration (see above, Friday, September 19, from 1-3pm)
     

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

9-10am Delta Tau Delta Annual Meeting
Delt Shelter, 526 22nd Street NW
Attend the Joint Annual Meeting of the Gamma Eta House Corporation and the G Street Educational Foundation.  During the meeting, there will be an election of new Trustees and the appointment of officers and committee membership.  Light breakfast will be served.

10-11:30am Residence Hall Association Brunch
Alumni House, 1918 F Street NW
This informal brunch gathering makes a great opportunity for all former Residence Hall Association council members to reconnect and get acquainted with current students involved in the Residence Hall Association.

10-11:30am Student Association Presidents Brunch with President Knapp
2nd Floor Lobby, MPA Building, 805 21st Street, NW
This informal brunch gathering makes a great opportunity for all former SA Presidents to reconnect and get acquainted with President Knapp.  Brunch and drinks will be provided as well as remarks from President Knapp.

11am-12:30pm Epsilon Housing Trust Annual Meeting
607A 23rd Street NW
Join us for the annual meeting of Epsilon Housing Trust, the organization that manages the two chapter houses. 

11am-1pm Sunday Political Brunch - Inside The 2014 Campaigns and What They Mean for 2016
Grand Ballroom, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
Join us Sunday, September 21, as we welcome two of the nation's top pollsters, Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners and Ed Goeas of The Tarrance Group, as they share their insights on what will happen when Americans head to the polls in November of 2014 and what those decisions could mean for the next presidential election. What messages are resonating with voters? Is there a Republican wave building? How would a Republican Senate reshape the 2016 presidential race? Will President Obama be a drag on Democrats in the next two election cycles? Lake and Goeas will discuss these topics and take your questions at this engaging and insightful event. 

11am 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.

Online Registration is now closed. Guests registration will be available at the Alumni Weekend Welcome Center during Alumni Weekend.