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Inaugural Ball Tickets Go On Sale Election Day
Tickets for the black-tie event at the Omni Shoreham Hotel are $100 for students and $150 for faculty, staff and alumni.
November 02, 2012
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. for the George Washington University's 2013 Inaugural Ball, which will be held Jan. 21, 2013 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Tickets will be available on the first floor of the Marvin Center and will be sold there until 7 p.m.; from 7 p.m. to midnight, they will be available on the third floor during watch parties. Tickets will also be available starting at 6:30 a.m. online by credit card only. After Tuesday, tickets may be purchased at the Lisner Auditorium ticket office or online.
Student tickets purchased on Election Day are $100; after, they are $125. Faculty, staff and alumni tickets are $150.
Tickets are first-come, first-served. The 2009 Inaugural Ball sold out on Election Day.
The ball is a black-tie event. Those interested in renting a tuxedo from Men’s Wearhouse can receive a $50 discount and get fitted on Dec. 10 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in Marvin Center room 311 or Dec. 11 between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Marvin Center rooms 413-414. No appointments are necessary. Those who visit Men’s Wearhouse for a fitting should mention they are attending GW’s ball. Tuxedo pickup and drop off will also be offered at the Marvin Center. University Events also has dress ideas on its Pinterest page.
Complimentary transportation between Foggy Bottom and the hotel, and between the Mount Vernon Campus and the hotel, will be provided continuously between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. The hotel is also walking distance from the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro stop.
Refreshments and sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres will be served. Proof of age is required to purchase drink tokens for alcohol.
The president-elect will be invited to the ball, but he is not expected to attend. A list of entertainers and activities will be released soon. GW has hosted inaugural balls since 1993; click here to see photos from GW’s 2005 and 2009 events.
For more information, visit GW’s Inaugural Ball website.