Chalk-In is an annual GW tradition that allows students to relieve stress through creative outlets and enjoy refreshments, music, and prizes as they head into finals week.


What to Expect

Chalk-In will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 11am-3pm.

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 members of the GW community. Stay up to date about Chalk-In by following Student Life on Instagram! Any questions about Chalk-In can be emailed to 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