Colonials Weekend 2017: Thousands of Colonials Expected on Campus

Colonials Weekend logoFamilies and alumni are welcome to participate in the 80-plus events and experiences on campus and in the D.C. area.

The George Washington University will host a unified Colonials Weekend Oct. 19-22, welcoming alumni, families, students and friends to campus for academic experiences, information sessions, student performances, class reunions and fun.

Advance registration is closed, but walk-ins are welcome at the Colonials Weekend Welcome Center in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom beginning on Oct. 20.

This year’s weekend begins Oct. 19 with the annual Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards, which will honor the achievements of eight alumni, including Dana Bash, B.A. ’93, CNN’s chief political correspondent.

A kickoff party Oct. 20 on University Yard will feature games, live music, food and beverages, just before Colonial Madness in the Charles E. Smith Center, where attendees can join the GW men’s and women’s basketball teams as they officially kick off the 2017-18 basketball season and enjoy performances, giveaways, a dunk contest and skills competition.

On Oct. 21, the Vern Harvest on the Mount Vernon Campus will feature fall-themed games, pumpkin painting, crafts and other activities that are family-friendly and fun for all ages. Later that evening, GW’s a cappella groups will perform at Acapellapalooza in Lisner Auditorium, and Latino culture will be celebrated during La Fiestasa at the Marvin Center.

Closing the weekend on Oct. 22 is the annual Colonials Weekend Jazz Brunch, with performances by GW students and faculty members, and the Sunday Political Discourse, featuring a panel discussion, “Political Coverage in the 24-Hour News Cycle.”

Alumni in the undergraduate classes of 2012, 2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977, 1972 and 1967 are also invited to join their classmates for special reunion celebrations.

For more information, see the Colonials Weekend website.

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