We have an incredible schedule of exciting events and activities for you and your guests to choose from. To make your registration process much smoother, we strongly suggest you review the schedule below so that you have a good idea of which events you wish to attend. And while you're on campus, check out the additional activities happening during Alumni & Families Weekend!





  • Alumni & Families Weekend Welcome Center

    • Friday, September 30 | University Student Center, 800 21st Street, NW
    • Pick up your name tags for the weekend, get your special 2022 AFW gift, and check out the fun engagement activities at the AFW Welcome Center, located on the first floor of the University Student Center.
  • Class of 1972 50-year Reunion & Alumni Emeriti Luncheon

    • Friday, September 30, 12pm | City View Room, 1957 E Street NW
    • Join us for a day of special activities for the Class of 1972, in recognition of your milestone 50th reunion! All Alumni Emeriti—alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago, or who are 72 years of age or older—are also invited to attend. Registration is complimentary for the Class of ‘72 and one guest!
  • Family Leadership Circle Reception

    • Friday, September 30, 4:30 - 6:30pm | Decatur House, 748 Jackson Place NW
    • Please join university leadership and fellow GW families for an intimate celebration around the impact of philanthropy on the student experience. The Family Leadership Circle welcomes all families to engage in community, philanthropy, and connection at GW. To learn more about joining the Family Leadership Circle – community, philanthropy, connection – please contact [email protected] .
  • Multicultural Alumni Reception

    • Friday, September 30, 5 - 7pm | Art Gallery Lobby, Media & Public Affairs Building, 805 21st Street NW
    • Rekindle connections with old and new friends as we celebrate the expansive diversity of the GW alumni community! This reception is open to all cultures, ethnicities, orientations, genders, and abilities.
  • Weekend Welcome Gathering - $15

    • Friday, September 30, 6:30 - 8:30pm | Kogan Plaza, 2121 H Street NW<
    • The entire GW community is invited to kick-off Alumni & Families Weekend at this festive celebration with food, music, games, and Insta-worthy moments!
  • All-Alumni Party - $20

    • Friday, September 30, 7 - 9pm | Potomac Square, G Street NW between 20th and 21st streets
    • This special party is created exclusively for GW alumni so don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the unique GW experience that you all share! There will be food, cocktails, and music that will keep you on the dance floor.
  • GWSPH 950 Alumni Awards

    • Friday, September 30
    • More information coming soon!
  • Entertainment

    • Friday, September 30, 9 - 11pm | Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW
    • More information coming soon!





  • Alumni & Families Weekend Welcome Center

    • Saturday, October 1 | University Student Center, 800 21st Street, NW
    • Pick up your name tags for the weekend, get your special 2022 AFW gift, and check out the fun engagement activities on the first floor of the University Student Center.
  • Deans’ Breakfasts

    • Saturday, October 1, 9 - 11:45am | Various Locations
    • More information coming soon!
  • Best of GW Faculty Lectures

    • Saturday, October 1, 11am - 1pm | Various Locations
    • More information coming soon!
  • Resource Fair

    • Saturday, October 1, 11am - 1pm | Grand Ballroom, University Student Center, 800 21st Street NW
    • Learn more about campus resources and the support structures in place to aid in your student’s success at GW!
  • Thurston Hall Open House

    • Saturday, October 1, 12:30 - 2pm | Thurston Hall, 1900 F Street NW
    • Thurston Hall is a GW icon that has played a central role in campus life for more than 50 years, creating thousands of relationships, stories and shared memories. Join us for tours of this newly renovated and reimagined first-year residence hall.
  • Documentary Film Series

    • Saturday, October 1, 2 - 4pm | Potomac Square, G Street NW between 20th and 21st streets
    • GW’s Documentary Film Series highlights the experiences that remind us why GW is such a special place. The four short films that will premiere include: Gelman Library and Favorite Study Spots, GW’s Global Women’s Institute, DC as a Classroom, and Commencement on the National Mall.
  • Residential Neighborhood Showcase

    • Saturday, October 1, 2 - 5pm | Various Locations
    • Whether you want to walk down memory lane or learn more about your student’s Residential Neighborhood, this event is your chance! The Residential Neighborhood Showcase will give families and guests the opportunity to explore different parts of the student’s residential experience. The showcase will feature Community Coordinators and Faculty in Residence presenting on “community creation in the halls,” a guided tour by our staff and a student leadership showcase by members of the Residence Hall Association and Hall Councils.  Each neighborhood will have a 2pm session and 3pm session to give flexibility for attendance.
    • Locations:

      • North Village: District House, 2121 H Street NW
      • West Way: Shenkman Residence Hall, 616 23rd Street NW 
      • South Square: Potomac Residence Hall, 2021 F Street NW
      • East Commons: Mitchell Residence Hall, 514 19th Street NW
      • The Vern: West Hall, 2100 Foxhall Road NW
  • Vern Harvest

    • Saturday, October 1, 3 - 5pm | Mount Vernon Campus, 2100 Foxhall Road NW
    • Vern Harvest is a signature event each year for the Mount Vernon Campus. Take in the beautiful fall foliage on the Vern while enjoying fun activities, delicious treats, and giveaways. Be sure to follow @gwmvc and @studentlifeatGW for more information, and join us on Saturday, October 1!
  • GW Hoops Fan Fest

    • Saturday, October 1, 4 - 6pm | Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW
    • Join the Men's & Women's basketball teams at an open house with games, prizes, and opportunities to meet with current players and coaches.
  • Class Reunion Parties

    • Saturday, October 1, Various Times and Locations
    • Your milestone reunion is a chance to celebrate your GW memories and friendships, make new connections, and revel the night away with your classmates. Registration includes hors d'oeuvres, drinks, a special GW memento, and more!
      • Class of 2017 5-year Reunion Party - $20

        Saturday, October 1, 7:30 - 10pm | Location TBA


      • Class of 2012 10-year Reunion Party - $35

        Saturday, October 1, 7 - 10pm | City View Room, 1957 E Street NW


      • Class of 2002 20-year Reunion Party - $35

        Saturday, October 1, 7 - 10pm | Location TBA

  • Student Showcase

    • Saturday, October 1, Time TBA | Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW
    • The Division for Student Affairs is hosting the Student Showcase, an exciting lineup of student-led events highlighting the talents and interests of our student body. Students, family, friends, and alumni are all welcome.





  • Buff & Blue Brunch

    • Sunday, October 2, 9 - 11am | Potomac Square G Street NW between 20th and 21st streets
    • $25 for adults, $12 for children under 12
    • Enjoy a buffet brunch and student musical entertainment with your family and friends (new and old) before heading home.
  • Political Discourse

    • Sunday, October 2, 11:30am - 1pm | Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st Street NW
    • You won’t want to miss this timely and relevant discussion on The Politics of Supreme Court Confirmations with a panel of some of the best and brightest GW political minds. Co-hosted by the Graduate School of Political Management and GW School of Law, attendees will have an opportunity to share their thoughts and ask questions too.




Check out these additional activities happening on campus during Alumni & Families Weekend!


  • LEGACY: Fifty Years of Dance on the Edge

    • Friday - Sunday, 1 – 6pm
    • Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
      500 17th Street NW



GW Medical School & H Street Society Reunion

From Thursday, October 6 to Saturday, October 8, the GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences is welcoming back to campus the medical classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, and 2012, and H Street Society members — those who graduated from medical school before 1972.

Learn more about the GW Medical School Reunion