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. Be sure to follow @StudentLifeatGW on Instagram to get connected to the community, and for the latest event updates!
WRGW Telethon: Sept. 26
Join WRGW for a night of music, comedy, and performances! The Telethon is a variety-show performance event based off of the "television marathon" fundraising events of the 1950s. We're hosting everything from DJs and live bands to comedy troupes, and even a meditative yoga instructor.
GW has one of the most politically active student bodies in the nation. GW Votes is a nonpartisan coalition of students, faculty and staff that promotes voter registration and participation among our students. 57.9% of GW students voted in the 2016 election, compared to 50.4% of all Americans. Our goal is to see 65% of students vote in 2020!
TurboVote makes sure students always know when elections are happening and have the information they need to vote with confidence.
GW students can sign up to receive election reminders, get registered to vote and apply for their absentee ballot.
Check out our TurboVote 101 videos on YouTube if you need any help with your account or registration.
"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.”
Class of 2021
Share Your WoW Events
We encourage student organizations and campus partners who are hosting events during Weeks of Welcome (August 31 - October 2) to share their WoW events with the community. There are several ways to share your events.
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!