GW’s Freshman Class of 2018 participated in the 6th annual Freshman Day of Service and Convocation on Saturday, September 6th. More than 2,400 GW Colonials served on community projects throughout the DC metropolitan area as part of the September 11th National Day of Service Remembrance.
“I’m from the District, so being able to highlight some of these problems—or bring them to someone’s attention—has been a great opportunity,” said Detrick Campbell, a freshman. “It’s allowed me to get more involved in my hometown community.”
We hope everyone had a red, white, (buff) and blue Independence Day! Check out this incredible time lapse of the fireworks from Friday over the National Mall and surrounding Washington, D.C. area! It’s always a great Colonial tradition to watch from campus and around the city!
Did you know that the Washington Monument is exactly 555 feet tall and that no building in D.C. is allowed to be taller than it? When it re-opens on Monday, May 12th after over a year of restoration work, visitors will once again have the opportunity to take an elevator ride to the top, where on a clear day you can see for 30 miles. Or if you prefer, you can try beating the fastest known ascent time of the 897 stairs in 6.7 minutes.
GW’s 34th annual Chalk-In event took place on Thursday, May 1st. The event, hosted by the University Counseling Center, Administration and Hallmark Programs, Program Board, and Greek Life, provide a creative de-stress event before final exams take place.