Other Events

There are so many beloved campus events and activities that take place throughout the year. Here are some upcoming spring events and activities to look forward to.

The George Washington University has cancelled all in-person events and activities in response to COVID-19. The Office of Student Life and Division for Student Affairs (DSA) is committed to providing a holistic student experience. As we all work and study virtually, our team has curated dozens of online resources and events for students to participate. Visit the DSA website for more information.

Halfway to Graduation

Halfway to graduation website graphic. "The office of student life invites you to celebrate halfway to graduation"


Halfway to Graduation celebrates and commemorates the Class of 2023 for reaching the halfway point of their journey at GW. It is a time to reflect on their beginning, celebrate their accomplishments, and look forward to the rest of their time at the university. This year we will be celebrating the Class of 2023 every #HalfwayWenesday starting March 24, 2021 on Instagram at @studentlifeatgw. There will be fun activities, prizes to be won and more! For questions and more information about Halfway to Graduation programming please email Kraemer at [email protected].


Halfway to Graduation Candy Gram Graphic

Class of 2023 Candy Grams

Do you have a Sophomore living on campus that you want to celebrate? Send them a Halfway to Graduation Candy Gram by filling out the google form by April 9, 2021 at 11:59 ET. Our team will be notifying students on April 12, 2021 via their GW email address (provided on the form) to come pick up their Candy Gram on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. ET in the Marvin Center. *Please note that the student must live on campus to be eligible to receive a candy gram.

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Sophomore Time Capsule

As part of Halfway to Graduation, a celebration of the Class of 2023 , the Sophomore Time Capsule is an opportunity for sophomores to reflect on the memories they have made, to store all of their hopes and dreams and send a message to themselves as a graduate from George Washington University in 2023. Want to learn more about information? Stay tuned on @studentlifeatgw or check out our Time Capsule How-To Guide.


Two students sitting in the middle of H St drawing with chalk


Chalk-In is a GW tradition celebrating 40 years. This event provides members of the GW community an opportunity to celebrate art, relax, and relieve stress before finals.

Chalk-In will take place in Potomac Square on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. This event is only available to students living in on-campus residential housing. The number of registration slots will align with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Students must register prior to attend and present a cleared quarantine badge.

The virtual event will take place via Zoom at 7:00 PM EDT for those who are not physically present on campus. Students can join the Capital Peers and Program Board for Jackbox Games and a chance to win prizes. The Zoom link will be sent to those who register on Engage.

Registration via Engage begins on April 5, 2021. Learn more about Chalk-In 2021.

Back to the Vern

Four students sitting at a table enjoying brunch at Back to the Vern


A beloved tradition that invites all graduating seniors who lived on the Mount Vernon Campus their first-year to reunite with each other for an afternoon of food, fun, and memories!

We are sad that we can't welcome the graduating class of 2021to the Mount Vernon Campus this spring, but look forward to celebrating your virtual commencement!