Chalk-In logo over top of a photo of two students drawing on H Street. Date of Chalk-In: Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

What is Chalk-In?

Start your finals week on a high note and join us for the 41st Annual Chalk-In! Hosted by Health Promotion & Education, Chalk-In is a GW tradition that allows students to de-stress through creative outlets during the finals period, enjoy refreshments, music, and prizes, and engage more closely with Student Life staff. This year, Chalk-In will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

Three students draw with chalk on Potomac Square during the 40th Annual Chalk-In in April 2021.

Chalk Drawing

Everyone is an artist at Chalk-In! Take a moment to unwind and leave your mark on Potomac Square by creating your own chalk masterpiece.

DSA staff volunteers at a table during Chalk-In in 2018

D.I.Y Zen Gardens

Make your own zen garden to keep, including a tray, sand, a rock, seashells, and a mini rake. This activity is first-come, first serve.

A staff volunteer holds a plate with a large watermelon slice during Chalk-In 2018

Summertime Treats

Snack on some summertime staples like lemonade, watermelon, and Maracas Ice Pops!

Students receive free giveaways at the 40th Annual Chalk-In in April 2021

Chances to Win

Stop by Chalk-In, and you could win big! Prizes include a Monster Bluetooth speaker, a Hydroflask, an essential oil diffuser with essential oils, and more!

How can I participate?

Simply join us in Potomac Square! This event is free and open to all membes of the GW community. Stay up to date about Chalk-In by registering via Engage and following Student Life at GW on Instagram!


RSVP for the 41st Annual Chalk-In


Any questions about Chalk-In can be emailed to Zareena Khan, Program Associate in Health Promotion & Education, at [email protected]


Check out the full event lineup for The Final Lap!

The 41st Annual Chalk-In is part of The Final Lap, a series of programming designed to provide stress reduction opportunities prior to and during the final exam season. All events are available at no cost to all GW students. View the full event lineup!