Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcome at the George Washington University provides opportunities for students to connect, build relationships, learn about resources, and build a community at GW as they start a new semester. Welcome events showcase the many resources GW has to offer for academic success and student support, opportunities for involvement, and more. 

 

Signature Events

A crowd of students dancing in University Yard

First Night

Saturday, August 28 at 7 PM | University Yard

First Night is an annual tradition that brings the entire community together to celebrate the start of a new school year! 

A crowd of students browsing student organization tables in the Smith Center

Fair Fridays

Every Friday in September | University Yard, Kogan, Student Center

Find your place among GW's thriving community of 500+ student organizations at our weekly org fairs!

Schedule of Events

We are finalizing the schedule of events, so check back in August for all the details! Be sure to follow @StudentLifeatGW on Instagram to get connected to the community, and for the latest event updates.

 

 


"Go to all of the Welcome Week events! My first year I went to the Comedy Show which was hosted by Program Board and that inspired me to want to join Program Board to be part of creating events for the student body.”

Savannah DeLullo

Class of 2021


Share Your WoW Events

We encourage student organizations and campus partners who are hosting events during Weeks of Welcome to share their WoW events with the community. 

Adding Events in Engage

This option is recommended for student organizations. You can add your events directly to Engage. Be sure to use the "Weeks of Welcome" category for your events. If you need assistance with adding your events to Engage, please contact Org Help.

Adding Events to the University Calendar

The University Calendar is a great tool, and one that we use to create the automatic feed of upcoming events. You can submit your event online. In order for your event to populate on our Weeks of Welcome events feed, you must add "Weeks of Welcome" as a Tag in the event submission webform. 

Sharing Events on Social Media

Follow @StudentLifeatGW on Instagram for weekly event spotlights, and be sure to tag us in your posts and stories so that we share your WoW events too! Events that are added to Engage and/or the University Calendar will be prioritized for promotion on our accounts. 

Contact Student Life

If you need support troubleshooting Engage or the University Calendar, please contact Student Life and we will be happy to assist!