Buff and Bloom Week 2024

Buff and Bloom Week, April 8th-13th, 2024

Buff and Bloom Week is a campus tradition for all things spring, cherry blossoms, and GW! Get ready for a week jam-packed with numerous events, programs, spectacular activities, and PINK!

Featured Events

Yellow mic on a cream background

Blossom Beats

Captivate the crowd and be a part of GW lore for years to come by blasting your favorite tune and lip syncing like a rockstar!

A pink hippo drawing on an off-white background

Hippo Hoopla

Hippostravaganza is a fan favorite event, find a duck in the University Student Center and return it to the 3rd floor lobby for a prize!

George Washington singing into a mic on a cream background


Yardchella is our music celebration loaded with performances! Starting at 3 PM on Saturday, 4/13!

Lerner is hosting 43 free fitness classes during Buff & Bloom Week!

GW Dining is spotlighting Buff & Bloom themed treats all week long!

GW's very own week long scavenger hunt is here! Can you win The Great Game?

Celebrate Spring with special edition cherry blossom themed merch from the GW Campus Store!

Buff and Bloom Week 2024 - Schedule

April 8 - 13

Spring into Buff and Bloom Events will be added soon, so bookmark this page and check back often to see what events we're adding to the schedule. Be sure to follow @StudentLifeatGW on Instagram and TikTok to get connected to the GW community, and for all the latest event updates.

Monday, April 8th
  • Cardio Kickboxing with Brian, 12:15 PM, Lerner Health and Wellness Center
    • One of the free fitness classes Lerner is offering this week! Check out the full schedule.
  • Solar Eclipse, 2:30 PM, City View Room (Elliot)
    • It's a total Solar Eclipse! Come by to watch it from the best spot on campus and pick up some eclipse-themed snacks and giveaways.
  • Blossom Beats, 7 PM, Columbian Square
Tuesday, April 9th
  • Take Flight with Theresa, 7:50 AM, Lerner Health and Wellness Center
    • Rise and shine! Kick off your Buff & Bloom Tuesday with one of Lerner's free fitness classes this week!
  • Crafts and Snacks with Dean Coleman, 12 PM, Columbian Square 
    • Create a beautiful collection of dried plants and flowers in your very own herbarium! Dean Coleman will be in attendance!
Wednesday, April 10th
  • Day of Excellence, 11 AM, Great Hall and Columbian Square - USC 1st Floor
    • Join the GW community in a Day of Excellence, a celebration of appreciation and recognition for those that make our community special. Day of Excellence is the culmination of the Excellence in Student Life Awards.
    • This celebration will include Kona Ice, gratitude jars, origami, sweet treats, friendship bracelets, and more.
  • Lerner Cricket Match, 12 PM, Lerner Health and Wellness Center
    • Lerner is debuting this exciting event for a fun, growing sport during Buff & Bloom Week! This is the first of 2 games.
  • Barre Sculpt with Gabi, 12:15, Lerner Health and Wellness Center
    • Looking for a Lerner event a little more intense than the cricket match? Look no further than this barre sculpt, Wednesday's free fitness highlight!
  • GW Votes, 5 PM, USC 309
    • Join GW Votes at Vote-A-Thon to design custom voting action plans for your organization, department, community, or campus in a hackathon-style event to rejuvenate voting efforts on campus and ensure students are casting their vote in November 2024. Dinner included.
    • GW Vote-A-Thon will be conducted as a team competition: students, student organizations, university departments, and community members at GW and beyond are welcome to apply as teams or individuals! Individuals applying will be placed in teams on the day of the event
Thursday, April 11th
  • Joyful Fest, 11 AM, Kogan Plaza
    • Cherry Carnival themed Joyful Fest with community & student partners spreading joy through food & giveaways! Hosted by GW Dining
  • Hippo Hoopla, 11 AM, USC 3rd Floor
    • There are hippos hidden all around the USC! Submit them in the 3rd floor lobby of the University Student Center for prizes.
  • Barbell Basics (P3 Level) with Michael, 4 PM, Lerner Health and Wellness Center
    • The week is almost finished, but the heavy lifting is far from done! Start training with barbells at one of today's free fitness classes.
  • Chalk-In, 7 PM, Potomac Square
    • Chalk drawing, yard games, music, and more. A 40+ year-old tradition at GW!
  • Anime Viewing Night, 7 PM, Amphitheater
    • Hosted by the GW Anime Society
  • Shakespeare in the Park, 7:30 PM, Square 80
    • A performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream
Friday, April 12th
  • Jazz Jam, 12 PM, Great Hall
  • Lerner Cricket Match, 12 PM, Lerner Health and Wellness Center
    • Game #2! Whether you're a cricket expert or a pure novice, stop by now because this is your last chance to experience the fun of cricket during Buff & Bloom week!
  • First Gen United Picnic, 2 PM, G Street Park
    • A picnic hosted by First Gen United
  • Foreign Film Society Screening, 2:30 PM, USC Amphitheater 
    • Join us for a screening of a 2004 Japanese drama, Nobody Knows
  • Spikeball Tournament, 4 PM, University Yard 
    • Hosted by the Spikeball Club
  • Paws for a Cause, 4 PM, Anniversary Park  
    • Meet puppies that are up for adoption from Laila's Legacy Animal Rescue.
  • Cherry Blossom Poker, 5 PM, Duques 360
    • Join the Poker Club for their weekly poker session, but this time it's Buff & Bloom!
  • Falun Dafa Movie Night, 6 PM, USC Amphitheater 
  • Indian Dance with Anjana, 6:20 PM, Lerner Health and Wellness Center
    • It's Friday! That means it's time to 'move' into the weekend. Take part in this fun free fitness class!
  • Shakespeare in the Park, 7 PM, Square 80
    • Back-to-back performances of A Midsummer Nights Dream
  • FestiVex - Buff & Booze Edition, 7:30 PM, MVC Vex Stop
Saturday, April 13th - Blossom Bash!
  • Blossom Bash Tailgate, 12 PM, Mount Vernon Campus
    • Come tailgate with us before the GW Women's Softball game then stick around and enjoy food at 1 PM! 
  • Spring Stroll: A Campus Native Ecology Walk, 12 PM, Kogan Plaza Tempietto
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Join us for a walk around the Foggy Bottom campus to learn more about our local ecology from a nature educator and urban forager.
  • Cardio Sport with Hanna and Omkar, 12:45 PM, Lerner Health and Wellness Center
    • Don't miss out on the highlighted free fitness class on the last day of Buff & Bloom Week!
  • Yardchella, 3 PM, University Yard 
  • Shakespeare in the Park, 7 PM, Square 80
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Back-to-back performances of A Midsummer Nights Dream